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my grown up son

my hands were bust through the day
i didnt have much time for play
the little games you asked me to
i didnt have much time for you
i would wash your clothes
i would sew and i would cook
but when you would bring the picture book
i would say a little later son.
 
i would tuck you in all safe at night
and hear your prayers and turn out the light
then tip toe softly to the door
how i wished i stayed a minute more
for life is short the years rushed past
my little boy grew up so fast
no longer is he at your side
his precious secrets to confide
the picture books are put away
there are no longer games to play
no good night kiss and no prayers to hear
that all belongs to yesteryear
my hands once busy are now so still
the days are long and hard to fill
i wish i could go back and do
the little things you asked me to
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Kerry Sue More than 1 year ago
thanks
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stefan maxima More than 1 year ago
Your poem touched my heart !
Karen Hubbard More than 1 year ago
Your poem touched my heart !
Jordan Dumer More than 1 year ago
Tender and sad, very personal. Made me tear up a little. Great Poem.
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Diane Marie (Lumpkins) More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great poem and the flow is great. This poem has meaning.
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maria shaw More than 1 year ago
ONE STAR TO YOU FOR CLAIMING IT AS YOUR OWN WORK. To My Grown-Up Child My hands were busy through the day; I didn’t have much time to play The little games you asked me to. I didn’t have much time for you. I’d wash your clothes, I’d sew and cook, But when you’d bring your picture book And ask me please to share your fun I’d say: “A little later, son.” I’d tuck you in all safe at night and hear your prayers, turn out the lights, Then tip toe softly to the door… I wish I’d stayed a minute more. For life is short, the years rush past… A little boy grows up so fast. No longer is he at your side His precious secrets to confide. The picture books are put away, There are no longer games to play, No good-night kiss, No prayers to hear… That all belongs to yesteryear. My hands, once busy, now are still, The days are long and hard to fill, I wish I could go back and do The little things you asked me to. -Alice E. Chase
Cassie Savannah More than 1 year ago
I agree. And the dude who keeps commenting on everyone else's comment needs to stop.
Kehinde Paul-Sunday More than 1 year ago
Shouldn't all mom think like this? I wonder how you got many people to comment on your piece.
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Hibana Tanebi Sakura More than 1 year ago
Great work, keeps us in perspective of the small things that mean so much.
Kerry Sue More than 1 year ago
thanks
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Madelin Barton More than 1 year ago
Absolutely true and a subject only a mother can truly understand. Beautiful
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Prafulla More than 1 year ago
Touching...something every mother feels...can relate to this
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wrongjam 7 More than 1 year ago
beautiful sentiments written superbly, well done :)
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Maria Mestanza More than 1 year ago
thats so sweet
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Ann Simmons More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this much
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Larry Stallings More than 1 year ago
These events are one time chances
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Wilyne Belizaire More than 1 year ago
So bittersweet!
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Ludy Bührs More than 1 year ago
time flies and before we know are kids are grown and having children of their own
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Dustin Twiggs More than 1 year ago
I think any parent can relate. Its bitter sweet.
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Judy Meibach More than 1 year ago
I really love this- the emotion is jam packed and amazing - the rhyme, rhythm and form are fantastic. I might have put in some punctuation, but that is only trivial
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Farmer Jackie More than 1 year ago
how the years fly by.....I can relate...
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PinocchioPoet More than 1 year ago
Having four of my own, time sure did fly. Now they are all grown up and gone to live their lives. Great poem, well written and meaningful.
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Joyce Carol Gibson More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful. well written with beautiful words and rhyme
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Michael Johnson More than 1 year ago
You have struck a chord with virtually all parents out there. I love the unpretentious simple phrasing. Brilliant
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Clayton Gush More than 1 year ago
This poem speaks to every loving parent. We all get mad at our kids or are too busy. I know there will be a day when I wish I could go back.
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Will Jean-Pierre More than 1 year ago
Wow, this is excellent. I could feel the longing and regret. I instantly thought of how fast my daughter is growing and of the speed the years are passing by.
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Amaiso Nensy More than 1 year ago
regret is always follow behind us...
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