Safe Harbor

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The thought of harboring our children in safe places came to mind, when Lillian at d’verse asked us to write a Quadrille of 44 words using the word harbor. It brought to mind two of my favorite songs: Teach Your Children Well  and Cat’s in the Cradle. With all the violence and mayhem going on around us, children no longer can feel safe, even while at school. Home should be that safe haven where our children need not fear and were loving relationships are the primary goal.

Harbor children well

In safe places // from the gale

Shower them with love’s rain

Watch them grow // unfurl their sail

Ships built strong // with loving care

Ready to face swells

Life’s hurricanes // and wind’s wails

Anchored by our care…

Harbor children’s souls with Love


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iPhone Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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57 thoughts on “Safe Harbor

  1. I LOVE your take on the prompt! Yes, yes and again yes. We must be the safe harbor for our children. May I share something here? My son-in-law is a successful composer — mainly of choral music. Kevin Siegfried. You can google him and you’ll find his website. There are many audios of his music, performed by many choirs across the country, on his website. Your wonderful poem here is reminiscent of one piece he composed, More Love. I believe there is a recording of it on his site. It’s a short piece but beautiful. You might also find it on You Tube….there is a line in it….”we’ll plant it and sow it and every day grow it. More love, more love.” I think you’d really like it. Give a listen if you are so inclined. 🙂

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    • Thank you Jo. I thought about you after I had posted and hoped it would not be too difficult for you in light of your difficult childhood. Breaking the cycle and keeping them safe. Thank you for your kind words.


  2. I appreciate your effort and energy to reply to my post, but it is a bit much for a response. Your response is as much as my whole post and also a bit confusing and difficult to follow with your given format. I am not trying to be disrespectful, but it is just too much for me to approve. Thank you for your response.

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