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LET YOUR CHILDREN ON THEIR OWN

Maternal tears Never managing to let go Vicarious pleasure, vicarious pain Wishing their life were easier Wishing they could avoid the pitfalls You see so clearly The traps that seem so obvious Wishing solutions were as clear to them As they are to you They need to live their own life As you lived yours Learn their lessons on their own They want to express their individuality They’re not mini versions of you Or your second chance at life They need to plough their path Clear their own way Create their own world Responsible for their own consequences As you yourself had to do Your hand delivering prepackaged solutions Cannot help since it’s figuring it all out That’s the process of growing up AP: Honorable Mention 2020 Submitted on February 4, 2018 to contest YOUR BEST POEM IN THE LAST YEAR sponsored by SILENT ONE - RANKED 1ST November 17, 2017 Poem of the Day Originally posted on November 15, 2017

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Date: 2/3/2020 3:48:00 AM
An excellent write. Congrats ...... God bless you.
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Date: 2/3/2020 10:58:00 AM
Thank you, Pratap. Most appreciated.
Date: 4/13/2018 6:36:00 PM
I see you selected this as your best poem in the last year. I am not sure what your best poem of last year was yet, but I think this one is very fine indeed and was worthy of its win with Silent One!
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Date: 4/13/2018 8:38:00 PM
I was basing my pick on comments, not on personal preference.
Date: 4/13/2018 6:36:00 PM
Also a bealated congrats on POTD!!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/13/2018 8:37:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for your much appreciated visit.
Date: 2/10/2018 1:55:00 PM
A deeply emotional poem expressing maternal sentiments so lovingly, Line. Congratulations on your wonderful win and also belated congrats on your well deserved POTD honors. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/10/2018 5:03:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Most appreciated.
Date: 2/8/2018 11:11:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Line ! Great poem and enjoyed reading. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 2/9/2018 8:33:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/6/2018 8:46:00 AM
Congrats on your placement, I enjoyed reading your poem. Being able to “let go” is very difficult at times. I can relate with 2 children of my own. Thank you!
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Date: 2/6/2018 8:50:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and comment, P.M. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/5/2018 5:52:00 PM
Words of truth from beginning to end! Wonderful, congratulations on your joint 1t place Line... Mick
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Date: 2/5/2018 6:03:00 PM
Thank you so much, mick. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/5/2018 4:40:00 PM
They have to learn their own way Line, a deep emotive poem, great choice for the contest.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest, I am happy you entered and the poem will be showcased..
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/5/2018 6:04:00 PM
Thank you so much, SO. Awesome showcasing of fabulous poems.
Date: 12/1/2017 8:13:00 PM
This is good advice to parents with children growing up. They should read this poem. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 12/1/2017 10:05:00 PM
Thanks, Darlene. Best regards.
Date: 11/27/2017 3:37:00 PM
I had tears in my eyes at the end how beautifully it is written.
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Date: 11/27/2017 11:26:00 PM
O Mawra, you're so sweet. Line xx
Date: 11/19/2017 9:57:00 AM
I have a poem titled "Impossible" that echos these very same maternal sentiments. With clarity you succeeded in laying out the universal thoughts of every loving parent. I enjoyed the read very much ... CayCay
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Line Gauthier
Date: 11/19/2017 10:36:00 AM
Thank you, CayCay. I have to look for your poem now.
Date: 11/18/2017 11:18:00 AM
Dropping back to say a very well done on POTD I am sharing this poem with friends and they LOVE it:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/18/2017 1:47:00 PM
Aren't you sweet. Thanks, Line xx
Date: 11/18/2017 6:01:00 AM
Excellent Line :)
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Line Gauthier
Date: 11/18/2017 1:47:00 PM
Thank you. Appreciate your visit.
Date: 11/17/2017 11:44:00 PM
A great poem, but it is always sad to let them go. :)
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Date: 11/18/2017 1:48:00 PM
Of course. Thanks, Bjorn.
Date: 11/17/2017 4:12:00 PM
Wise words, if I'm honest I found the letting go heart wrenching! Congratulations on POTD.
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:25:00 PM
Thanks for your visit, Elizabeth. Much appreciated.
Date: 11/17/2017 3:20:00 PM
Congratulations Line, well done my friend...
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Line Gauthier
Date: 11/17/2017 10:26:00 PM
Thanks, Charlie. I appreciate your visit.
Date: 11/17/2017 1:10:00 PM
Congratulations Line on your awesome POTD! Superb... hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:26:00 PM
Thanks, Akkina. Have a fabulous weekend.
Date: 11/17/2017 10:51:00 AM
Your poem contains such great advice and veracity. It is so difficult to let them go and let them make their own mistakes to learn from. Recognizing their own individuality helps them to grow and become self-sufficient. This is a wonderful poem and so deserving of POTD! Congratulations Line! : )
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:43:00 AM
This is a tremendous written poem. With every sentence of truth. Congrats. And a Seven
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:57:00 AM
Thank you, Marilyn. Much appreciated.
Date: 11/17/2017 9:51:00 AM
We can let them go to their faces, but the "vicarious pleasure, vicarious pain" goes on inside of us forever. Very true writing. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:14:00 AM
Thanks for your visit, Sunlite. Much appreciated.
Date: 11/17/2017 9:00:00 AM
I couldn't agree with you more...Congratulations...All the best Line
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:13:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo. Appreciate your note.
Date: 11/17/2017 8:28:00 AM
Congrats on POTD... Excellent poem and I agree with you...
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:13:00 AM
Thank you for leaving a note, have a wonderful weekend!
Date: 11/17/2017 8:19:00 AM
- A wonderful poem, with words of wisdom and truth - Congratulations, Line ! - Best wishes for a lovely weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:12:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise. All the best to you!
Date: 11/17/2017 7:01:00 AM
Congrats on POTD - Line. Your words are so true - Indeed Parents do wish to alleviate their children's trials, pain and tribulations, but alas can only be in the background waiting to help them up. One cannot stifle their individuality and their learning process - I guess it can be called the 'University of Hard Knocks'. It's through our example that we help them through the growing and learning stages to Adulthood and beyond. A great write and deserving of your accolade...Maria
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, Maria. I appreciate your visit.
Date: 11/17/2017 6:56:00 AM
If ever there was a manual, this ought to be page one :) well done Line! Congrats on potd xomo
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Line Gauthier
Date: 11/17/2017 10:08:00 AM
Thanks, Maureen. Have a wonderful weekend!
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