Confusing Messages

Advice for the Young Child


Not now, just wait.

I’m trying to work

and I can’t think straight.




Don’t drop that cup.

You’ll spill all the milk –

I’ll have to clean up




Don’t run ahead.

You’re too fast for me,

walk slower instead.




You play too rough.

It’ll all end in tears

and I’ve had enough.




You’re dreaming again!

You won’t pass that test;

what will you do then?

Advice for the Adolescent


Please use your voice.

Give your opinion

or you won’t get a choice.




Stop stressing out.

Must live a little;

stop living in doubt.




Pick up your speed!

You must try harder

or you won’t take the lead.




Don’t be their prey.

If you don’t fight back

you’ll just fade away.




where you could go.

If you never dream

then you’ll never know.

In trying to nurture our children and educate them in the ways of the world, we sometimes confuse them. I know I’m guilty of doing this. Perhaps taking a step back and doing nothing is the right thing to do.


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Lesa is an average person, living an average life and is moderately happy with her lot. There are peaks of bountiful happiness and pleasure and dips of turmoil and flatness. Lesa doesn’t let life’s set-backs knock her down or think she’s invincible when she achieves greatness. She’s finally realised that nobody is perfect and the purpose of life is to embrace it with all she’s got and to give what she can to others. Oh, and try to have a lot of fun along the way.

Lesa has no idea why she’s writing in the third person; she never does that.

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