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Author Name: Freecski 10 Comments
Date Added: June 22, 2006 14:06:49 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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I'm the Mommy Now

Iím the mommy now

Of six beautiful kids

 I look back on my childhood

And think of things I did

I wasnít all that bad

Eleven years an only child

My six all at once

Can get more than wild

I understand my momís frustration

Why she worried and got mad

But not the anger and the words

That made me feel so bad

The look on her face when she would yell

Her eyes got wide her neck got tight

ďWhy did I ever have you, you cause me so much griefĒ

Hair pulling and a slap would just begin the fight

Why did she have so much anger

 Over such little things

Why did a dirty dish or messy room

Result in so much pain

I look at my kids and think to myself

There may not be a tomorrow

And missing one smile, laugh, hug, or kiss

Would be a greater sorrow

I know you donít get anywhere

With angry word and fists a flying

The mess will still be there to clean

While the child lays there crying

The cycle ends here and now

No more tears and no more pain

When my kids recall their childhood

I want to hear them claim

Our lives were filled with fun and laughter

With plenty of joy and love

This is my greatest wish and

I pray to God above

For strength through the bad times

And the wisdom to know how

To make their lives better than mine

Because Iím the mommy now

Author's Notes:
Forgiven, but not forgotten.
For my children's sake I can't forget
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Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on December 4, 2015 01:26:46 PM Report
Wow! This is so touching!  I read something lately that is very similar to your thoughts.  Question: "How did you become such a good father?" Answer: "I just give my children what I wish I had..."    So yes, we couldn't bear to see our children suffer the same as we breaking the cycle is brave but also filled with determined and deep-abiding Love.  Your love shines through so vividly in this piece.  Congratulations on the well deserved!   I love reading your poems! 

Comment By: FreeHarold Ham McLelland on December 14, 2014 06:56:59 PM Report
BRAVO Chris!!!  I wish everyone would realize and break the cycle as you have done...  No one is perfect and all we can do is to hope and pray that we make the right choices for our children...  May those precious memories of how much they were loved be the most valuable thing we leave them...  A heritage worth more than anything!!!  A WELL DESERVED AWARD!!!  Ham

Comment By: FreeSteven on January 12, 2008 11:08:41 PM Report
Wow Christina, this is an amazing poem. You really deserve that award! Your kids are very lucky to have such a kind, gentle mother.


~ Steven

Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on November 14, 2007 08:39:32 AM Report
Bless your heart, the chains have been broken through your

undying love for your children. I know of this all to well. This

one really touched deep. God bless you dear.



Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on September 26, 2007 04:24:49 PM Report
Great work, it takes a strong person to break the chains of abuse. Congratulations on winning a Featured Poem Award.

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on September 24, 2007 10:58:40 PM Report
Good for you! And congratulations on the award. ML
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on September 24, 2007 11:52:16 AM Report
Christina:   Congratulations on your Feature Poem Award.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeRin Marie on April 30, 2007 11:46:56 AM Report
This is so sweet.  I hope that you can give your kids the childhood that you never had, I think that is the wish of all parents, and it is always a beautiful dream.  My only real question (just because I was curious) "My six all at once", How close in time is all at once? Great poem though, I really loved it.


Love, Rin

Comment By: Freesarah on June 25, 2006 12:37:03 AM Report
amazing how words can touch a place you buried so deep down. i may only have one child while my mother had 4 but he will never feel like i did if i can help it!
Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on June 22, 2006 04:04:35 PM Report
Excellent write. Good for you, ending the cycle.


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