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Poem To Parents Thank You

A girl writes about the way she was raised. She contrasts her own upbringing with those that others experience.

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I am going to read this at my fathers 80th birthday party. We also did not have much growing up but the love of our parents made us all strong.

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© Charlise Butner

Published: Feb 2006

I Wasn't Raised In A Mansion

I wasn't raised in a mansion
Or fed with a silver spoon
I wasn't brought up to think money is everything
Because only fools believe that's true
I wasn't raised to live out my parents dream
But to proudly dream my own
I wasn't raised to walk the popular path
But to strongly pave my own
I wasn't raised with material things
But something great indeed
I was raised with love
And love is all I need

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  • by Lynda Anderson, Ottawa Ontario
  • 8/18/2014

I am going to read this at my fathers 80th birthday party. We also did not have much growing up but the love of our parents made us all strong.

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  • by Lj
  • 6/7/2014

Does anyone know how to contact this lady? I love her poem and would like to pass on the inspiration it was to me and my friend!

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  • by Linda, Ny
  • Nov 2012

Perfect match for my upbringing. Never had money parents always worked so hard to support 5 kids and pets - no medical insurance for many years - but they gave us so much love - and thought us to be strong and not run away from problems. They are both gone now, but I am the woman I am today because of their love...not materials things.

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  • by La'teisha, Valdosta
  • May 2012

This is a very beautiful poem and I think it represents a lot of people around the world!! The author of this poem is very talented. Thanks for letting the world know that you don't have to be rich to live, All you need is love!

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  • by Dont Need To Know That
  • Oct 2011

This poem is so great. It is great because it expresses feelings toward parents rich or not. I read this poem in a Potlock Party, the parents looked like they were about to cry it just filled their hearts just like ME!

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  • by Ashley,Tennessee
  • Oct 2011

I think it is sooo beautiful and extremely true to my situation. whomever wrote that has a gift
thank you.

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  • by Linda
  • Mar 2011

This poem touched me because the words in this poem are words I've address to my children.

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