Tuesday, June 7, 2011


This is for Poetry Potluck Week #38. The theme is "Inspired by a Song"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is one of my favourite bands. Their song "Teach Your Children", from the album Deja Vu, inspired this poem that I wrote. Although this song is seen as an anti-war song, i wrote the poem with my daughter in mind.

This is a very beautiful song, I hope you will give it a spin. You can listen to it here.

photo & image by dsnake1


rein them not
with a mailed fist
but mould them
with the gentle touches
of a potter's fingers
for they are like clay
all the love
we can give them

and more.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011


Anonymous said...

I love this take on "Teach Your Children" and the imagery delivered!

"...mould them
with the gentle touches
of a potter's fingers ..."

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention - beautiful artwork!

dsnake1 said...

thank you, becca!

about the artwork, it was a photo of a young palm tree i took, & then digitally enhanced. :)

Jingle said...

playful words.
well done.

Anonymous said...

This is truly lovely and I agree =)

dsnake1 said...


thank you, Jingle!

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