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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Filial Piety

Filial piety is an important value among the Asians,
It describes the faithfulness and care of the younger generation,
Since time immemorial, the older generation has stressed these issues,
Hoping that the future generations will passed it on.

However, the world is rather unpredictable,
What more with the tsunamis and earthquakes happening!
Things are changing very fast and unstoppable,
Some say we have to keep moving.

While we move on, some values should not change,
For it reflects the values of our society,
The values that has been passed on since,
Cherishing the Asian way!

Has materialism set in our society?
Has materialism change many a kind soul?
Is materialism a powerful energy?
With the ability to rock what was passed since time immemorial?

Have our eyes blurred?
Has our eyes become sort and short sighted?
Have we misted our eyes to be moneyed?
Have we become that bad?

But have we forgotten, that whatever we do now,
Will be on us when we are in that situation,
How we treat our elders and the fellows,
Will also be treated to us by our children.

They look upon us as their role models,
They look upon us as their examples,
For they say, if mum and dad can do it, why not me?
If mum and dad has done it, why not me?

Filial piety is by no means a herculean effort,
It just requires a little time and activity,
The older generation has tasted the salt,
They know which sea is salty.

Care for them when they know,
Care for them when they can feel it,
For its no point showing when they are not here now,
For its pointless when they dont feel it.

Its nothing great to show off,
Its nothing great telling people of how good you are,
For people are no push off,
They can see and they can tell of what is there!

Start afresh now, its never too late,
Start by spending some time with them,
Talk to them and understand their time,
For if you do not do it now, you may not be able to do it again.


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