Evening Thought: To My Parents

Evening Thought: To My Parents

You never told me I didn’t understand love, that I couldn’t;

that I was too young to grasp the idea,

maybe you never thought about it,

or maybe you just didn’t say it aloud,

but I think you knew I did.

I’ve always known what love is,

because I saw it everyday:

in the way you look at each other

and the way you talk to each other, and about each other

I knew I could point to the two of you and say

that’s love;

true, deep, everlasting love.



  1. stevehi

    Growing up , seeing love , beautiful . 🙂

  2. Shards Of DuBois

    kindof nice when you get to the age where you realize just how much your parents taught you, sometimes with out teaching… 😉

  3. Joel

    You’ve clearly learned what a wonderful thing a parent’s example can be. Children (and grandchildren) really are little sponges. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • Thank you 🙂 yes parents and grandparents are wonderful examples. I feel so lucky.

  4. This is such a lovely reflection to your parents. I did enjoy reading this so much. I have 5 children, 3 grand children and 2 great grand children. I wish my children would reflect on the years as you have done. Thanks you so much for visiting my blog and liking the poem my daughter wrote. She set up this blog through my account so she can write poems and have her grand children write more. It was nice to read this and I promise I will be back soon to read more. Thank you so much

  5. many people say that love cant be defined but id say you just owned those people with this poem. keep up the good work.

  6. Wonderful! Love this.

  7. A great poem. You captured the truth that we all learn from examples. I learned about love from being with my nonjudgmental husband. Sadly my own parents were not role models for love.

  8. Nice. 🙂 I bet your mom and dad smiled. 🙂 Have fun.

  9. Parents should be the truest, closest examples of love to their kids. Nice one Ashley

  10. beautiful.

  11. Famous Isaacs

    I know love
    Love knows me
    I can introduce you cos love is my hommey
    Don’t smear his name
    Cos I love love
    And love loves me.
    Daddy stay strong
    To mum you belong
    I’m here as your son
    But soon I shall find me a throng
    Do not say for me if I can love her or not
    Some lessons are better left untaught
    But one day so soon
    “These stories will tell themselves”…

    I had to drop something on this blog. Not exectly my kind of poetry, but I love it for its simplicity.

  12. What a fine expression of Gratitude!

  13. Reblogged this on Versatile Blogger Award and commented:
    A simple poem about parenting… and love.

  14. You bring us all a lovely lesson on the joys of observation. xx

  15. Jennifer Butler Basile

    I could’ve said the same things to my parents as they questioned my young love (which, so far, has turned into a nearly eleven year marriage!).

  16. Toe

    Very good post. I absolutely love this website.

    Continue the good work!

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