Poetry

The Candle and Shooting Stars

The photo was taken in september 2011 at Kamchatka peninsula (Russia)

The Candle and Shooting Stars

By Larry Li

 

Our children cannot dream unless they live,
They cannot live unless they are nourished.

Do we still remember when we made the first wish,
In the front of the candle or the shooting stars?
But did they came true?
Or they have changed, lost and faded.

We lost the tiny little hope,
The hope that we can easily come up with,
And it is also easily to be forgotten,
Because we are dying for surviving.

Figure out how to live a meaningful life,
Not to become the machine of works.
Fill up our brain with literature,
Not the sly smell of opportunism.

Poetry is never luxury,
Happiness neither.
We can left our children not only wealth,
But also Wisdom.
Teach them with the spirit of brave,
Nourish them with the selfless passion.

Therefore, do not reject them,
When they say:”Can I kick it?”
Stand up and support them with:
“Yes, you can!”

Do not let our children lose the passion like we did,
Do not let them hide their hopes until they are lost,
Because our children cannot dream unless they live,
They cannot live unless they are nourished.

– Larry Li is 18 years old and has been speaking English for two years.

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