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The Price of Love

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The Price of Love

One day I birthed you into this land
We watched you grow as we held your hand
You sucked your fingers during those years
Then you brought your parents many tears

I cried because I didn’t understand
All these hardships were not in my plan
The choices you made were not just for you
They affected the family too

I vented with friends for oh so long
One day I began writing poems
Poems I wrote came straight from the heart
I wrote about you from the very start

Night after night you would stay away
Deep down in all I could do was pray
I would walk the floors night after night
I learned my son was no where in sight

What did I do to cause all this pain
Why was my heart feeling all this strain
Mom didn’t tell me of these sort of days
I guess this’s the price that love pays

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 9:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Mary. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 2:45:00 PM

    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 1:56:00 PM

    Sons are hard, they must separate from us, they must find their own "pride" for home is their fathers "lair" hopefully he's figured it out..is a man now and can finally understand the value of a Mothers love. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 4:53:00 PM

    Dear Mary, my mom used to say when they are little they step on your toes, and when they grow up they step on your heart, God Bless, and keep those prayers going up to the Father, that He watch over them when you cannot. Your brother in Christ. Ron

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 11:46:00 AM

    OMG, Mary! You have captured exactly what is in every parent's heart, and you did it so beautifully! Great rhyming and excellent flow, full of truth! Thank you so much for your comments! This is going down as one of my favorites! Thanks for writing this! Peace and love from one parent to another and I hope, a friend! Always, audrey

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 5:24:00 PM

    You're describing a very hard and painful situation. Bad is out there and sometimes it comes to our door even though we try to everything right. Keep praying for God does answer prayer. Keep writing. Sara