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Eyes do Weep

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Eyes do Weep

When my son was young and so very, very wild… 
I loved him dearly for he was my child.
But I feared the drugs, alcohol, and friends he did keep.
I knew they would destroy him, as I found my Eyes do weep.

We found a private High school with new peers to seek.
Miraculously, He found his own way back, and to college he did leap.
He chose a college and fraternity far away, as my eyes blurred again.
But the day he was on his own, became the best that’s ever been.

His fraternity became his brothers, and advice they dished out.
Study time became important, with gentlemanly behavior devout.
I’ll thank them each, in the leadership and help they all showed.
I’ll thank my son for growing up, and for becoming who we now know.
Community service brought blood drives, and teaching inner city kids.
They worked on their fraternity house, reclaiming it from the skids.
All parties had designated drivers to take every body home, all right.
They gathered clothes for the homeless to brighten up their life.
They built Homes For Humanity for to work he was never adverse.
Then, to add to the rest, he continued to work to become a nurse. 
He put himself through college working in a hospital and ambulance.
He had learned a reverence for life, happiness, and yes, even patience.
My wild, wild son has found purpose in life and peace at long last.
And again my eyes do weep… This time with love so vast...


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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:09:00 PM
    truly inspiring...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Congrats, Carol. Very inspiring. Well done. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win friend Carol..your poem is so touching and inspiring...cheers!! Maria

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carol, and yes a very inspirational write xx

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:13:00 AM
    Carol a wonderful heartfelt poem about your son. Congrats on your win. Well deserved. Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Dear Carol congrats for this awesome win.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:35:00 PM
    CAROL, ;-) congratulations with your awesome win, in my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 6:54:00 PM
    Hi Carol....long time NO READ...lol...I am thrilled that I stumbled upon this celebration poem of yours...long roads traveled with many similar views. In my mind the word fraternity has a negative connotation...this poem changes that as these young men helped change your son..he obviously got guidance and learned the art of caring for others. What wonderful projects he participated in to help others. As a nurse of 21 years, I am honored that your son has joined our ranks. Makes me proud too! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:34:00 AM
    That's beautiful! If this is from a personal experience, I'm so happy for you. Very,very touching.

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:02:00 AM
    Awesome write! Lori