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My Child My Only Child

Quieter than usual I stand alone in my verandah looking over a lamp-lit street-bench. Across the ocean a plane lands down onto the runway where my wind- swept words would not be heard and my mascara stained cheeks will not be seen. Lost I whisper: "Farewell my little child Farewell Embark on your journey... Go chase the stars Live life Count a thousand ways to smile Spread those wings Fly free Build up your destiny Go girl Explore the world Ride on its golden wheel It takes you places magical places wherever you want to be Do all the things you aim to do Believe in all that makes you you Walk Run Run through lavender fields Don't turn your back on the foreign breeze Its sweet Its soft Like I described it A million nights into your sleep. Oh my one my only child a maltese beauty with noicettes eyes with sweetest charms and hazel hair When was it that you turned into a lady of a kindred soul and a smile so fair Oh my one my only child with a determined mind and a spirit sublime In my absence Do not fear In lonely silence seek me and I'll be there Shawling your solitude with sudden care Humming a lullaby on our old rocking chair Covering cold nights with blankets of love Whispering stories about God above. Oh my one my only child I know there's cursed distance that will keep us apart but distance is only a grain compared to my heart Its the heart of a mother that beats to your own And wherever you are It keeps on protecting you It keeps being your home. My child My one only child ..."
Ps : My daughter Christina is still very young, but a mother sees not only the past and the present when She thinks of her child, the future is a vision She thinks of from day one with soul, heart, and mind.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 11/24/2016 9:22:00 AM
Hi Charma, You have penned a beautiful heartfelt poem that brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to this touching write. We parents (mothers) tend to think about our child's well being. The past, present and the future. However, we must focus on the now, because they grow up so fast. All we can do is be the best parents we can be, and when they are grown we can be confident that they will be alright. Well done. A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 11/15/2016 2:09:00 PM
They truly are a treasure. Enjoyed the read.
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Date: 11/13/2016 2:52:00 PM
This is beautiful and so well expressed. Every mother feels for her children. A woman with many children was once asked which one was her favorite. She said the one that's sick until he's well again. The one that's sad until he's happy again and the one that's away until he comes home again. Bravo my friend. God Bless, JB
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Date: 11/11/2016 12:33:00 PM
We never know what life has in store for us and our beloved ones. As you say, we cannot help thinking, and worrying, about our children's future. We want the best for them, especially happiness. Luckily your daughter has a loving mum to whom to turn to for advice and words of comforting, if ever the occasion arises. I love this poem...very touching and beautiful. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 11/10/2016 12:31:00 AM
Hi Charmaine, I think you meant Quieter for the first line. Your daughter is fortunate to have you as a mom. She sounds lovely like her mom. Hugs Rick
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Date: 11/9/2016 12:43:00 PM
Be still my motherly heart. I gasped at the beauty of these sentiments. "Run through lavender fields", may the childlike innocence be within her spirit always. Another fave and a standing ovation. 7++
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Date: 11/7/2016 5:58:00 PM
There you go again, touching my very heart. I've been through what you're poem is about - saying goodbye and please come home at the same time to a daughter.
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Date: 11/7/2016 2:48:00 PM
I had a huge lump in my throat reading your touching poem . They grow up so so quickly Charma - who knows what the future will bring but Christina will go far - she is an incredibly bright little girl and has inherited her mother's beauty:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/7/2016 9:29:00 AM
Your poem today is so deeply touching and filled with joy and happiness and a little sadness and missing. It is hard to let them go when they are of age, but we have no choice if we want them to create their own lives and future. All we can hope as parents is that we have given them the guidance to do what is right and to become successful in what ever they desire. Enjoy these days of now Charmaine, because the future comes at a rapid pace leaving us wondering, when did they grow up.
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Date: 11/7/2016 9:28:00 AM
That day will one day come and you will be saddened but you also will be joyous knowing she is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Don't worry she will still seek your guidance. Beautiful poem Charma
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