Get Your Premium Membership

A MOTHER'S ANGUISH - OR

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like JAN ALLISON.


Poet’s note

Inspired by my son’s visit to Venice last weekend. A little poetic licence I knew he’d arrived but it’s taken him 3 days to let me know he’s back home safely – grr kids!!! Son isn’t called Dennis, perhaps I should have rhymed Venice with menace!

Son why don’t you call and tell me you’re fine; I am out of my mind with the worry. Fun are you having ... just drop me a line; why not text, words could fly in a flurry. Hun, please contact me, just give me a sign sigh...what’s it with kids, mine does not hurry! Today you sent me photos of Venice Hooray you’ve arrived - I’m relieved Dennis! Rima Ottava Poetry Contest Sponsor: Charles Messina 10 syllables per line – how many syllables 6/6/19

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 7/1/2019 2:32:00 PM
I just love this one Jan. Why is it that it could take days for our kids to realize..hey, should I call home..lol Great entry! Congratulations on your win...hugs always ~Charlie xx
Login to Reply
Date: 6/9/2019 7:24:00 AM
Loved it!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/15/2019 10:41:00 AM
thanks:-) hugs Jan x
Date: 6/8/2019 9:03:00 PM
My older daughter answers her phone and answers my texts immediately. My younger daughter does just the opposite. It is maddening. I agree. A great entry for the contest Jan. : ) xxoo
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/15/2019 10:41:00 AM
thanks for the comment Connie!!!:-)hugs jan xx
Date: 6/8/2019 7:32:00 PM
I can so relate to this! I called the phone company and had them put a note on my daughter's dorm room once to say she was alive. On her way to the room six other people yelled "call your mother." I phoned every number I could find on that college campus. Great poem!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/15/2019 10:40:00 AM
lolCaren,makes me feel better I am not the only one:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/7/2019 6:28:00 PM
Cute! ... Have to wonder a bit: How old is Dennis now? Keep in mind, my friend, that young men need and treasure their independence. (It's a necessary part of their growing up, and there's usually nothing exasperated Moms can do about it. I know. I'm married to one!... and I was once just such a young man! LOL). Dennis will be fine, I'm sure.... WORRY! (What good would it do to tell you not to?...) Best always, Gershon
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/15/2019 10:41:00 AM
lol GW :-)hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2019 6:24:00 PM
Great write. It really captures the feeling when you don't hear from a child. Enjoyed.
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/6/2019 6:45:00 PM
Thanks Frank it's reassuring that others can relate!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2019 1:57:00 PM
Haha, i love it! Italy is one of my favorite places ever. Glad I stopped by, a lovely write, Jan! Love, Juli-Michelle!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/6/2019 2:10:00 PM
Thanks Juli-Michelle I am just glad I finally heard from him today lol - kids eh!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2019 12:54:00 PM
- I remember that time, Jan ... it's fine ... "mom" is not in first place on his list anymore - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/6/2019 12:56:00 PM
I guess its not until our offspring have children of their own that they can relate lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/6/2019 12:46:00 PM
Kids eh lol, but it's a beautiful place, went there a few years ago Hope he enjoyed it. Tom.
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/6/2019 12:55:00 PM
He had an amazing time Tom:-) I think had hubby been around i wouldn't have been so concerned but .... oh well he is back in London and I can relax and worry about hubby with the hussy Holly his radiotherapy machine who has taken my place in his life lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/6/2019 12:26:00 PM
Very whimsical picture of a mother waiting for her son to call - I hope he had a fun time!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/6/2019 12:54:00 PM
From the pictures he sent at the weekend it looked like he had an amazing time .. said he was preparing to go home and then silence for 3 days! At least I got a poem out of it lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/6/2019 11:04:00 AM
I can relate to this, for I have 4 Dennis' and 3 Denise's, but the girls, Oh Boy!, do they communicate, but my Dennis', only when they need substantive $$ and Best Wishes JAN, Aloha William
Login to Reply
Poet Avatar
Hilo Poet
Date: 6/6/2019 9:56:00 PM
Oh no, never pocket change, the kids are successful, but down pymt for large ticket items like cars or homes--$11k was the smallest amount--let's just say that I own several vehicles and eleven homes.
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/6/2019 12:51:00 PM
lol I think girls like to chat, guys are less chatty lol he earns a good salary so he doesn't ask for money lol:-) I just wish a few minutes could have been taken to stop me worrying - I finally heard from him this morning lol:-) Hugs jan xx