Breaking the Cycle

Children aren’t born

with prejudice and hate,

but when raised with it

they tend to emulate.

Then prejudice once more

gets passed on down.

Until tolerance and education

start turning it around.

Hansi Riley

babies 2

 

 

Magic of Reading

Stay with me Oma

read to me some more.

For my mind is full of wonder

and your words

they open doors.

To travel and to ponder

over lands so far away.

Read to me Oma

and let us sail today.   Hansi Riley

Goodbyes

Part of my heart lives far away,

in different parts of town.

It’s fun to get together

and I love the time we have.

These pieces of me

they come and go,

throughout the months and years.

Though, sometimes when they leave,

I fight some sneaky tears.

Not really cause of sadness,

as my kids go to and fro

I guess it’s cause I love them,

and just hate to see them go.

                              Hansi Riley

charlie browns goodbye