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I have two sons
Both tall, blonde and handsome
With personalities different as night and day

Noah’s intellect is scary
Even as a small child he could figure out 
Not only how things work but why they work
I smile and nod a lot like I have a clue
His humor! The right word at exactly the right time
It’s killer

My younger son is Josh
His heart is as deep and wide as the ocean
He’s a football jock.  He enjoys pushing himself
Harder and longer just for fun.
Nothing in this world will be out of his reach 
Due to his sheer determination

I have two very special friends
That can be described as pure love
My love for them is deep and powerful
No matter the problem, no matter the danger
I’ll always be there for them

But if I had to choose to save them
With the lives of one of my sons
No matter how much I love them
The task could not be done

So I ask you now my Father
For we so desperately wicked
How did you send your Son
To pay the price of our selfish sins
I don’t understand it
I will never understand

How much is your love for us all

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  1. Date: 4/27/2009 1:37:00 PM
    Wonderful message in this poem. I was not expecting the ending--an inspirational and creative surprise. Blessings to you for sharing this one with us. Enjoyed getting to know a bit about your sons. Makes your words real. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Have a wonderful week! Karen

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 7:49:00 AM
    Dear Laurie, I've missed YOU probably my fault sorry "I will never understand" either TO think one (even a GOD) could have that much LOVE It makes YOU want to LOVE Him that much more Very inspiration Write Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comments LOVE ALWAYS... HG

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 1:40:00 AM
    Hi Laurie, I have a son. Like you, I could give my everything, even my own life for his sake. Children are God's blessings, worthy to be treasured and cherished. They are ours' not until their princess will come and claim theirs'. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:41:00 PM
    so true we can never understand his love so true,ihis infinite love,we are so lucky

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 4:05:00 PM
    Ms Lady, This is wonderfully written and expressed with the deepest love and warmth.. I have a little girl, she's all I have but if I had more children I know I could never choose ever...and his love is unfailing, undeniable, everlasting and complete..It is because he loves us so much that he made that sacrifice..His kind of love...goes beyond our kind of love...He is truly Wonderful. Beautiful dedication to your boys, they are a blessing to you as you are to them...Just Lovely..xoxoxoxo, Tyesha

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 7:35:00 AM
    wow deep very deep and proper--I love this LG really

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 5:50:00 PM
    Nice work on your dedication to your two sons, wonderful work...Raul

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 11:08:00 AM
    This is great poetry. It reminds me of Reznikoff and how he used autobiography to create outstanding poetry. Like this he did it by paying attention to the requirements of poetry. The word use here seems to be a straight-forward but it rises well above the ordinary because of the structure of each stanza and the individuals words that chime with each other, like bells, providing a celebratory feeling.

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 12:14:00 PM
    Laurie, such a powerful write. I could never choose between my two children either. What mother or father could? I will never understand either, but, what a last line you left us with. This write leaves me speechless. Happy, beautiful Easter to you and yours. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 11:27:00 AM
    Laurie first off this is one of the best spiritual writes I have read. Secondly I also have two sons and I don't think I could either. I just pray we are never put to that test, like Abraham. A very thought provoking write, God Bless my friend, Ron

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 10:44:00 AM
    I got chills reading this. Powerful words written from a kind and caring heart. What an awesome tribute to his selfless heart and brings home once more just how hard it must have been. Anyone with a child knows the love they feel is so deep and beyond compare so I also ask HOW? Because he loved us that much....thats how. :) What an honor. Love Christie

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 10:35:00 AM
    Laurie, this poem sweetly flows along then flips the reader upside down with intense message! coolll!!! and thanks for comments on 'Amer.. cross..' you cracked me up with laughter!! jmg

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 10:24:00 AM
    An awesome write, Laurie! Your love for your sons cannot be overshadowed by your love for your friends but, as you point out so clearly, God so willingly sacrificed his Son to save our souls. God bless you for sharing this brilliant write! (And your sons sound like wonderful young men who bring you great joy.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 9:14:00 AM
    Laurie, this is just absolutely beautiful in every way. Beautiful, flowing and deeply moving. It also fits my mind frame because my daughter and her problems and as a mother how I feel (you read mine!) and how fiercley we love and protect them. How much God loves us all to be able to do that. Excellent, Lauriedo! One of my favs! Thank you for your knd words and thoughts. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Dear Lauie often you speak my heart...and once again, you say what I have often could one choose? My two sons,... and throw a daughter in the mix, my children...all so different, all so their mother, it is beyond ours to understand that kind of sacrifice. This wonderful poem expresses the gift He gave us all.

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 8:08:00 AM
    aww so sweet, God loves us thats why he sent Jesus for us, there are somethings we not meant to understand, it's by Gods grace that we are saved, the gift is free for us all, just say thank you, God bless you from diane