January 26th, 2004 | | No Comments »

On Children

Performed by Sweet Honey and the Rock

Lyrics by Kahlil Gibran

Music by Ysaye M. Barnwell

Your children are not your children

They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself

They come through you but they are not from you and though they are with you

They belong not to you

You can give them your love but not your thoughts

They have their own thoughts

You can house their bodies but not their souls

For their souls dwell in a place of tomorrow

Which you cannot visit not even in your dreams

You can strive to be like them

But you cannot make them just like you

Strive to be like them

But you cannot make them just like you



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