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I'm No Stranger To Pain

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I'm No Stranger To Pain

As a divorced mother
I am no stranger to pain
I wake up every morning
To thunder and rain.

Each and every day
My kids live without
But they never complain
Or scream and shout.

I work long hours
And do the best that I can
But sometimes dinner
Is still an empty pan.

We have no place 
To call our own
No big yard
For my children to roam.

In the dark of night
I break down in tears
Like a vulnerable child
I surrender to my fears.

There are many times
I just want to give up
To run and hide
With my empty cup.

But God gives me the courage
To always stand tall
He picks me up
Whenever I fall.

As a divorced mother
I’m no stranger to pain
But I have three treasures
That chase away the rain.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2009 12:05:00 PM
    No material things will ever replace the love you have for your kids, and your poetry is an absolute delight to read, and i ain't moving until i finish them, your an inspiration of sheer wisdom and delight, your three kids have an awesome mother>>James

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 11:50:00 AM
    Deborah you've done a wonderful write here and congratulations on your win in Michael's contest. Hope your summer brings better days ... smile ...

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 6:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem you stand tall and hold your head high. So sad was your remarks about an empty pot. I was once a single Mom its not use task! Peace& Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 6:20:00 AM
    Congratulations Deborah on your win in Michael's contest! Very beautiful and deeply emotional. You are such a talented poetess. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/6/2008 1:01:00 PM
    Hello Deborah once more! I do hope that the friends you make here, will help in some small way to encourage and support you during those dark times when you get overwhelmed. You have so much on your shoulders, and though you don't know any of us out here in "cyber space", please know thoughts and prayers can do wonders....and I for one, will keep you in mine! Thank God for your three treasures...God Bless you all. ~Carrie

  1. Date: 10/6/2008 4:49:00 AM
    This poem is so sad and so beautiful and it tells of our societies greatest fault - I want to thank you for the remarkable comment that you just warmed my heart with - You know I have tried so hard to make amends for the man I once was - I turned my life over to the Lord in Prison and in return he gave me my gift of poetry - I try hard to use it the best I can and when I get a comment like I just got from you it gives me hope that I'm on the right path - I hope the best for you - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 7:11:00 PM
    great expression of your emotions..God bless.