| Comment By: Steve on April 4, 2008 08:55:36 AM
|A very powerful poem....such strenght......excellent.....I really enjoy your poems.|
| Comment By: Lubaina on September 2, 2007 01:55:44 PM
|Wow. Very capturing poem. Beautiful words indeed:)|
| Comment By: Henry M. on July 31, 2007 12:14:52 PM
|This depicts the sad yet classic tug of war that the emotions play upon the mind of a parent whose child is lost or unsettled. You always think "Where did I go wrong?" But the one thing you have to remember is that you have given him the standards and morals that he is expected to follow, somewhere along the way he strayed from that path by his own choice. All you can try to do is help him find his way back and hope he stays on that path, the very worst thing you can do is blame yourself because then you have two people lost! I hope you can see your way from this Helen. Henry|
| Comment By: Alison Storm Wolf on March 19, 2007 11:25:01 AM
"It will all come out in the wash"
A saying that I have found to hold much wisdom. being the mother of three two sons and a daughter.............I have spent mnay nights as you so elequently describe in your writing.
Tears our guts out I know.
Maturity brings a new awareness. Hold on tightly to that fact
| Comment By: bloodtear on March 17, 2007 07:11:11 AM
Sometimes the worst thing to do is think. I dread the day I let my angel into the world, some just take a harder beating from the world then others, and I trust he will know your true love one day, if he doesnt already.
| Comment By: Angel on March 16, 2007 04:45:18 PM
None they say to make you laugh and none to make you cry...hard going they are even when they are grown up. They can cause us so much pain all we can do is guide them and hope they listen to our hearts...hoping our love reaches their souls and pray they listen to words of wisdom.
Hugs Helen it is never easy being a parent
| Comment By: James Lagoski on March 15, 2007 08:11:24 PM
My Dear Friend~
Sometimes we find ourselves in places with our children that we
have no idea how to handle-
They are becoming older and making mistakes while at the same time
demanding to run their own life, if we do no more than offer advice we can
be met with anger or resentment-
Someday if we find our way past that period things begin calm-
I believe Len stated it well-
Sometimes we can not do no more than watch and be there when they fall-
Best Wishes To You and Yours My Friend~
| Comment By: VizualEnsemble on March 15, 2007 06:08:16 AM
As a mother I know first hand the pain a child can bring....
I know the sleepless nghts, the many many tears. The thoughts,
the not knowing what to do next to reach them...My heart
goes out to you dear along with many hugs and sincere prayers.
God be with you and your child dear lady.
| Comment By: Leonard Wilson on March 13, 2007 10:18:13 PM
|Really good metering to this heartbreak of a write. You can only do so much as a parent, I guess. here's hoping your child makes it back from the scool of hard knocks OK...len|
| Comment By: Blake Hightdudis on March 13, 2007 12:13:15 PM
Bo sad, heartbreaking, but wonderfully written, you feel all the emotion
and pain running through this one.
| Comment By: Last Temple Knight on March 13, 2007 11:36:46 AM
Kids have a way of hurting their parents in ways nobody else would think or want to do...
Alas a strength and a weakness, my heart goes out to you.
| Comment By: Glata on March 13, 2007 09:29:05 AM
This is so heartbreaking...and one that I can understand, too well....How I wish I had the answers...
I'm here for you, my dear friend...
| Comment By: Graham Jones on March 13, 2007 05:15:33 AM
|This sounds so very sad, and the last two lines carry such impact, great writing.|
| Comment By: She Whispers on March 12, 2007 10:13:48 PM
|Helen, as always you express your emotions so well ..She Whispers |