Mother Child Poem

A mother shares her experience of growing with her children.

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I did a search today to find a poem for my daughter to use for school, and lo and behold this was one of the first ones that popped up in my search engine. when my daughter read it, she...

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Dreams Within Reach

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Published: February 2006

No balls nor chains to tie me down
My true colors shine through to help hide the frowns
Of choices made and friends left behind
To take care of two little girls, I'm proud to call mine
They give me the strength to make it through
To keep reaching above, till my dreams come true
Though times it may get hard, and I would like to lie down and cry
Never once does it cross my mind to kiss it all good-bye
Though I stumble and fall trying to obtain these dreams
They always seem to help me stand back up to my own two feet
Two precious angels sent from God up above
To fill my heart will hope and love
They trust in me with their lives and souls
That I could never think to let them go
Down a path that I knew quite well
Where no one was around to even hear me yell
No one there to guide me through this game
I don't wish for them to know the same
The weight on my shoulders from life's lessons learned
Will remain in my mind, forever burned
If I knew now what I didn't back then
I wouldn't feel like I was running towards a dead end
But things happen and things begin to change
Already, my life, slowly, has begun to rearrange
For the better, I hope these girls of mine
That I myself will be able to provide
A life for them far better than mine
And not look back at what's left behind

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  • by Donna, Houston
  • 6 years ago

This poem truly touches my heart in the deepest way! I am a mother of two beautiful girls, now grown with families of their own. From the time of the very early years of their lives, I've done my best to be there for them. As a single mom of these precious jewels, for ten years, we sort of grew up together. I made many mistakes. But, they have been so forgiving. After ten years of single motherhood, I remarried. We instantly became a blended family, with six children, my new husband having three girls of his own, and a son. One year later we were parents again to a son of our own- together. What a blessing! All the years with all the children, and all the tears and trials and worry has seen good fruitage now. They are all seven grown and all but one (the youngest) has gone their own way. But, thru it all my sweet daughters have stuck with me... for this I love them all the more than ever before.

  • by Allishia Y. Eldredge Poet
  • 3 years ago

I did a search today to find a poem for my daughter to use for school, and lo and behold this was one of the first ones that popped up in my search engine. when my daughter read it, she started crying because she knew that it was about her and her sister and she is taking it to share with her class. I appreciate your feedback on this poem, Donna, and am glad that it has been able to touch others as well and not just me. being a single mother of 4 now, there are so many obstacles and criticism out there now a days, and this was meant to give us the hope and determination to make it through life and not look back on any bad choices that we may have made throughout the years. Not to dwell on the past, but look forward to our futures and make the best of it for our children as well.

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