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So young, I was, and so naive There was no doubt, I did believe This babe who's latched inside my womb The ties we had would always be Latched on was he, as he was fed Then later days, our hands instead Not tall enough to open gates I would reach the latch for his escape In time he grew to need more space The cord we had, still had it's place The loving ties from birth, so long Were gently stretching.., moving on, Yet still remaining full and strong In time he grew, to be a man Our bond had changed, but still lives on He fell in love, as it should be He latched on with her, I'm glad to see It didn't mean our own was gone Songs are sung when lovers part But no song for a mother's heart When new adventures come one day And new roads take him far away The man he is, has been set free To be the man he wants to be The child he was is never gone She's letting go, yet holding on If once, one wish, were mine to choose So many would my thoughts pursue But one within my heart still yearns For just one day, the clocks would turn Together you and I would be Sitting there among the trees I would lift you up upon my knee Just like we did when you were three…
___________________________________________________________________ For Francine's Contest: Children In Rhyme

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  1. Date: 7/2/2015 11:35:00 PM
    Just started reading some of your poems. This is so sweet : )

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the wonderful contest Francine sponsored "children in rhyme". You did yourself proud with this super poem Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 9:38:00 AM
    congrats Carrie on winning an HM for this amazing write on children luv..

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:42:00 PM
    Oh how I have wished that so many times. My son like yours was perfectly beautiful and perfectly perfect. Thanks for the memories and congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:13:00 PM
    This one goes to my FAVs! It should be on the top of this winner list! Full of emotion! Congratulations on your First place in my book! ; ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 10:30:00 PM
    congrats on your HM in the contest Carrie, great job

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 8:30:00 AM
    Carrie, ( again ) * here is another contest I did not congratulate..., stopping by AGAIN to give warm congratulations on my old contest. Sorry, I forgot to leave you a thank you *comment* of appreciation~ I hope you don't mind my copy paste congratulations.. Don't worry I have read this many times. lol. or how else would have I closed it with out reading. Can you accept my apology and old congrats on your poem. .p.d. the late bloomer

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 3:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest of P.D. "Your (OWN) Favorite Poem" Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 6:47:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on second place win with your fav poem so awesome luv..

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 5:22:00 PM
    I can feel this with you as you have felt the separating of my son from me...congrad's light & love

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 12:30:00 PM
    Congratultions on the win in the contest of P.D., Carrie

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 12:28:00 PM
    Wow. It is now a favorite of mine too. I love it. Congratulations Carrie

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:39:00 PM
    I'm visiting my favz today Carrie, and how I remember sharing this write of yours with Noah, and to this day he still says to me; "Pops, I'll always sit on your lap and smooch you right on your lips" I promise"! This man will always treasure you for bringing this write to Noah and myself ! And when he gets home in a couple of minutes, I'm going to read it to him again, and I know that I'll get that big giant smooch ! I have the smooch towel ready! Have a blessed week Carrie ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 6:16:00 AM
    Very nice wish you have Carrie.I liked the 5th Stanza very much...Congrats on your win..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Kristen's contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 4:43:00 AM
    My Congratulations on the win in the contest of kristen, carrie

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 9:08:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your wonderful win with this marvelous entry .. enjoy luv..

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 6:56:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! really great concept and idea,...thumbs up for the big win.... ***jun-jun

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 10:43:00 AM
    Wow. Thats one of the best poems I've ever read. That was perfect in my eyes. If you would please Take a look at some of my work and tell me what you think.

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 12:45:00 PM
    Thank God the lumps are in the throat and not the fingers ! This is an emotion grabber dear poet, and to mine favz it goes, if'n ya don't mind...I'm going to love showing my Noah this here write ! Wonderful ! Have a blessed week....much love, james