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O' Middle Child

O' middle child, dear son of mine, you have always let the others shine
All through the years, you have stood behind
---I want to say, I've noticed you  

Your sister's charms, of course, we knew...
And your brother's skills were multitude
But, my quiet child, though your words were few
---I want to say I've noticed you

While people cheered, and guitars were played,
 as your siblings sang upon the stage
You cheered them on with no restraint
---but, I want to say I've noticed you

Such wit and charm, a heart of gold, 
More generous soul, I've never known
A shoulder you will always lend
---a brother, friend until the end

I love you all, .....of course I do
I have watched you grow, each one of you
My quiet child, you are still the same
---you'll step aside from all acclaim

As parents now, all three of you
I am proud beyond the words I hold

My middle child, I hope you know, 
while you've always been a one to sow
a quiet gift to all you've known

---I want to say I've noticed you........



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  1. Date: 5/3/2015 5:38:00 PM
    Carrie, this poem overflows with sweetness, goodness, and unconditional maternal love. I love the flow, rhyme, and repetition of "I've noticed you." But I especially love the message. Thank you for composing an exquisite poem.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:06:00 AM
    And I have noticed you!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:07:00 AM
    I have read several of your poems that have given me chills, and this is definitely one of them. What a gem this is, just brought forth sincere mother's love here and even if I'm not your child, it almost seemed like you were speaking to me. I am not a middle child though but this still spoke to me. Beautiful poem dear Carrie! I think your children are so blessed to have you for their mom! hugs to you!

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:55:00 PM
    lovely Carrie, a fav.................. SKAT

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 6:49:00 AM
    This is so sweet, I am a middle child as well and tend to be the quieter of the three of us. This is very touching. Congratulations on a fine win.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:32:00 PM
    This is SOOO cool.It is great to be a mother.You show your love endlessly in this write.Well deserved 1st place.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:12:00 AM
    Showing a mother's infinite love!! ...a wonderful poem of love for a son. Congratulations Carrie!! xoxo~ gautami

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Such a heartfelt poem and no matter what happens, children always are our source of happiness,,,,,be they are quiet or loud:) congratulations on winning....

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Carrie you deserve first place. A mother's love never fails. An exceptional letter to your son. Congratulations! Warm smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win, the men in our lifes! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:53:00 PM
    That was awesome Carrie. Congrats on your win....

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Well spoken! Congratulations, Carrie!

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations on your winning poem... a great "Love Letter" entry. always ~Linda

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win here Carrie, well deserved xx

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:00:00 AM
    CUT IT OUT---Talk about tissue box stuff you slay me Carrie!!!!! Faving this too

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:11:00 AM
    This is simply a masterpiece, dear Carrie. It had to be 1st place. Congratulations on your win in my contest! (And into my faves it goes!)

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:38:00 AM
    How endearing, Carrie! My middle brother is quite the intellectual star in our family. I'm the spoiled little brat of two older brothers who got all the attention. Marriage counselors do set stock on knowing the importance that birth order plays in a person's personality. You've shown every aspect of that so beautifully here. Bless your heart for being a mother who can say, "I've noticed you!" XO

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Awwww shucks, this is such a heartfelt dedication to the your son, "the middle child". Carrie, you did so well with this free verse, on so many different levels.

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Love this Carrie.So much emotion in this poem.

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Thank you so much Mom :)))