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Son, I know you by heart

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Son, I know you by heart


My memory fades like an early morning fog
But you my son I know by heart
The impossible miles you alone have trod
An uphill climb from first breaths start

Fluid filled those vacant places 
Where only your brain should have claimed
Of a viable life the prediction was traces
For a life that would be horribly lame

Those Doctors didn't conceive you
You were mine from beginning to end
I said "he's my son not a knot to undo
When termination was suggested and penned

I loved you then and I know you now
Every obstacle you've overcome
A 3.7 GPA you've made it to manhood somehow
I knew to that prognosis you would never succumb 

Of every therapy under the sun
You would never quit or complain
Though your struggles were bitter and stung
You took pride in the promise of your name

Josiah - Healed by God - 
A humble man in the kingdom of men
Now I see you promised to a beauty
The wife I hoped for you then

Soon your quest to be a teacher
When you've earned your final degrees
In the eyes of our future you'll be a leader
The proof of what belief can achieve

Your spirit is tenderness
Your ways are sweet
You abound in being real and generous
And acquire the love of all that you meet

My son with eyes filled of turquoise and brown
Know this... if my memory entirely in time depart
My pride in you will forbear my lips to frown
For my son, I know you by heart! 













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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 1:56:00 PM

    - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me this year, Sarai ! - I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 3:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning my beautiful friend, I'm sure this season will continue to be beautiful... Peaceful may be a stretch lol... Poetry Soup has become such a source of happiness for me this year it brings me to tears of gratitude. Everyone here has been so loving, a blessing that has serendipitously taken my world to new highs :-) thank you for being one of the first who reached out to me. Loves n hugs
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:49:00 PM

    deep heartfelt touching beautifully penned

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 2:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Liam, sorry it took me so long to thank you for your sweet comment. Hoping this finds you smiling today :-)
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:36:00 AM

    Good morning.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/18/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A smile and hug back to you.
    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 2:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I feel just wakeful being so late with this reply...good morning dear friend :-) many smiles
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 6:37:00 PM

    This is an absolute loving tribute to your son! So heartfelt... so sweetly written! You are one of the most darling ladies I've ever had the pleasure of calling a friend! I love you Sarai! XOXOXOX

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning Love, forgive this O'l gal for going quiet on you. You know how dearly I love you! Winter ill's and busy days have left me reading hundreds of back poems from all my friends here on the Soup. Missing my writing time though... Coming soon I hope. Thank you for all your love my sweet Jack. Hugs as you begin your day :-)
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:46:00 AM

    Sigh! This is so amazing. I am really touched by these words. Our son is away at University and I miss him so. Thankfully he has not had to endure such hardship. It sounds like you have much to be proud of.

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 2:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Richard, I hope this finds you in happy holiday spirits, also that your son will find his way home to you for the Christmas celebration. I know how much they can be missed. Hugs to you dear one.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:37:00 AM

    The epitome of a mother's hymn to her son from A to Z! Marvelously done, you deserve every praise for your best poem: YOUR SON! Thank you!

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Greetings Demetrio, I'm so grateful that you shared this with me. sorry it took me so long to thank you for your sweet comment. Busy busy days and nights this month. And have so enjoyed reading yours.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:27:00 AM

    in sweet praise of a wonderful child-man scribed in a most heartfelt way, sarai... huggs

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/18/2013 2:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello and thank you dear Nette, it's such a busy time of year, so sorry it took me so long to thank you for your sweet comment. Hoping this finds you smiling today :-)
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:32:00 AM

    Incredible. Though I don't have children myself, I picture my Mom speaking like this to me. This hit home very deeply for me.

    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani Date: 12/10/2013 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Drake, the bond between a mother and her son is a beautiful thing. I can see why your Mom would share the same sentiments, your such a tender soul. Hugs <3