Poetry Monday: Lessons from Life

My mother recently found several poems and notes written by my grandmother, Esther, who passed away in 2001. Included was the following poem my grandmother, the mother of five, gave my parents when I, their firstborn, arrived.

Lessons from Life
By Ronald Russell
A child that lives with ridicule learns to be timid.
A child that lives with criticism learns to condemn.
A child that lives with distrust learns to deceitful.
A child that lives with antagonism learns to be hostile.
A child that lives with affection learns to love.
A child that lives with encouragement learns confidence.
A child that lives with truth learns justice.
A child that lives with praise learns to appreciate.
A child that lives with sharing learns to be considerate.
A child that lives with knowledge learns wisdom.
A child that lives with patience learns to be tolerant.
A child that lives with happiness will find love and beauty.
How would you add to this poem?
 
A child that lives with….hope believes in possibility.
A child that lives with…humor laughs often.
A child that lives with…