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Missing My Little Boys

My babies have all gone,
They've grown and left the nest,
Spreading out their wings to fly,
Upon life's thrilling quest.

The years flew by so quickly.
Babies turned into little boys.
Little boys grew into manhood,
Putting away their childish toys.

I miss those little boy faces,
With their mischievous, winsome smiles.
I miss their childish chatter,
And their creative little boy wiles.

Why didn't I pay more attention?
Why didn't I play with them more?
Why didn't I realize how fleeting time was?
But I didn't and it makes my heart sore.

I miss the little boys that my sons were,
But I'm proud of the men they've become.
They'll always be my little boys,
And I will always love them.

Kim Merryman    3/10/12
Entered in SKAT's "Greatly Missed" contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 8/21/2015 2:06:00 PM
Kim: You have put so lovely, the heart cry of many of us. But as someone said: "Too soon old and too late smart." You have a second chance with that grand child. :o) Thanks for sharing your feelings. oldbuck
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Date: 8/28/2015 7:05:00 PM
Thank you, Old Buck!
Date: 6/22/2015 9:51:00 PM
Kim, this is a touching, memorable affirmation of maternal love, a force more powerful than all else on earth. I join with the many others hereon in congratulating you on this marvelous, tender composition. Love and hugs.
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Date: 3/24/2012 1:09:00 PM
Fav poem :)
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Date: 3/13/2012 3:16:00 PM
What a happy poem in the end. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Mike
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Date: 3/12/2012 5:53:00 PM
Congrats, Kim! I'm so happy you won with this heartfelt piece. Blessings,Rhonda
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Date: 3/12/2012 3:48:00 PM
Boy do I hear you and I only have 1! Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 3/12/2012 1:16:00 PM
This is such a beautiful poem Kim.Congrats on your win.
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Date: 3/12/2012 9:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Missing" contest Kim. Love,Carol
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Date: 3/12/2012 9:29:00 AM
This poem is dear to my heart....I relate to every word of love little boys are fine men (and my daughter a fine woman)...but the time I held them in my arms, was so fleeting. I miss their childhoods...and as mothers we did not understand how quickly they leave the nest.Beautiful win, Kim!!
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:42:00 AM
As a parent of two boys, now grown men, I to have often wondered "Did I do the best I can." Today, I would not change a hair on their heads. Congratulations on a winning poem.
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:40:00 AM
Congrats, Kim, on this top win, a beautiful piece, jag
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:37:00 AM
Kim congrats on your win, excellent write, as only a mother could..David
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:32:00 AM
Aaahh, they're always your little boys. Nice write, Kim. Don't be so hard on yourself - while you lament missing your little boys, you might be loosing time with your young men. ;-) Beautiful, sentimental write, however, and well deserving a first place finish. Congratulations, Joe
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:55:00 AM
congrats Kim on fantastic first place win with this stirring write luv..
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:49:00 AM
Congratulations on win
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your first place win! This one touched me more than any of the others - because I feel this way even though my daughter is only 9 - that I should do more with her and also how quickly the years have already passed!
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Date: 3/12/2012 6:44:00 AM
That second to the last stanza really choked me up, Kim...Yes, we all ponder those questions...So happy for this first place win! Gwendolen
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Date: 3/12/2012 4:11:00 AM
yes, they grow so fast and your piece is a full expression of how loving them every minute makes it all worthwhile.. lovely, kim..:) huggs!
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Date: 3/12/2012 2:22:00 AM
I'll bet you did one marvelous job at raising your children. This is a nice write Kim.
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Date: 3/11/2012 5:53:00 PM
this is a wonderful sentimental poem ideal for the topic of missing, Kim. I hope it scores well. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 3/11/2012 4:13:00 PM
Just beautiful Kim , my girls are 21/20 and i look at them and think of a 1000 moments we had laughing and being silly together , All my best wishes , Declan xx
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Date: 3/10/2012 11:26:00 PM
I'm crying, too! You are flooding the soup with tears because all the moms understand every line of your touching poem. My little guy is four, and I know I should cherish the moments more. Thanks for the sweet reminder. Blessings, Rhonda. PS a must for my faves, too.
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Date: 3/10/2012 8:05:00 PM
Awww Kim..Thats such a tender emotional write, Ive tears in my eyes too.. xxx Hugs
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