Monday, September 19, 2011

When you thought I wasn't looking...

I read this in a billboard some place and I enjoyed it.  It's so true how children pick up so much from the things that we don't even realize they are observing, imbibing and learning as they see it happen.
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Author: Unknown
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed that there was a God to talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt,
but it's alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw that you cared,
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I looked....
and I wanted to say thanks for all the things
I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.

12 comments:

Aparna said...

Sooo beautiful! Very moving. Thanks for sharing, noon.

Sumana said...

So nicely put. Very true. They observe our each and every action. Thanks for sharing.

Renu said...

children really learn more by watching parents.

Gayatri said...

- Beautiful :)
- Hmm!Tuff to be the looked upon person :D

bjigya said...

Very nice composition! Really enjoyed this poem.

rrmom said...

Beautiful! and my biggest fear too what they are observing when we think they weren't looking.

perspectivesandprejudices said...

I've read this before. Its absolutely beautiful.

Neera said...

Have read this one before and appreciated how beautiful it is and inspiring too to give ur kids these kinds of actions to look up to :)

dipali said...

So beautiful.

Anne John said...

What a touching poem! Really reaches out.

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Anything & Everything said...

it was real cute, it brought tears to my eyes

Preethi said...

Beautiful....loved it :)