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Overprotective

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Overprotective

I’m overprotective of my kids; I know that this is true.
But there is a reason why I act, and do the things I do.
I was molested as a child, and still live with the pain.
So if I seem ridiculous, your comments are in vain.
I’d rather them stay innocent, and have fun when they play.
Than live their childhood like I did, afraid of everyday.
Don’t misunderstand my words; my kids aren’t in the dark.
I’ve taught them of the evils in this world from the start.
I want them to be well informed, yet never be afraid.
Knowing they can come to me and never be betrayed.
So if you think I’m foolish for the things I won’t allow.
Just know I do the best I can, it is my solemn vow.

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  1. Date: 9/18/2008 4:19:00 PM

    Powerful and hard hitting. Well done and congratulations on being featured this week. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 9/15/2008 7:08:00 AM

    A wonderful poem each time I read it - congrats on being featured

  1. Date: 9/15/2008 6:44:00 AM

    So great to read this again. Congratulations Kirstie on your beautiful poem being featured this week. More than well deserved. Miss you. Hugs, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 9/15/2008 6:02:00 AM

    Good Moms are kind of like that. Congratulations Kirstie, on "Overprotective" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 9/14/2008 6:11:00 PM

    I am exactly the same way - it's hard having gone through that and then having kids of your own to protect - it's hard - I understand totally. Love Kristin