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Two in One

It's hard being a single parent
Raising children as the only parent
is one of the toughest things in life to do
It is hard enough nurturing a child
under your own gender inclination
But doubly so, trying to rear them
under the other gender too
Being two parents to a child
takes a tremendous amount of effort
It takes a lot patience and understanding too
You know in your heart they need the other parent,
but that's not the card fate dealt to you
You have to learn new things on the fly,
but at the same time you have to let them know
who you are,
what you are,
and in time let them know why
Two-in-one ain't always a bargain,
two-in-one can sometimes be a non-refundable regret
But two-in-one can be a soul changer:
raise 'em right, when they get grown,
they will always remember their debt to you
They will come to know of your sacrifice,
they will respect the cost, honor the price
And when they tell you:
Mother or father, thank you for all that you've done ---
You will have given them as much love or more,
than could have been received in any two-parent home

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 11/20/2016 11:40:00 PM
Is this purely observational, or are you a single parent RW? Either way a great write.
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Date: 11/18/2016 4:34:00 PM
Child rearing is difficult enough as it is but to have to do it on your own, that take a special person indeed. Nicely expressed thoughts Freddie
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Date: 11/18/2016 1:10:00 PM
I tip my hat to you! It can't be easy doing it on your own. Your love for you child is evident and they're very lucky to have you :)
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Date: 11/18/2016 12:13:00 PM
lovely poem must be tough can only imagine no kids but seen friends bringing up theirs big job and even more so if just one
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Date: 11/18/2016 11:49:00 AM
Excellent Freddie! Your heart shows in this. :)
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Date: 11/18/2016 11:37:00 AM
Hi Freddie, You have penned such heartfelt tribute piece to single parents.I think you captured the feeling of how a single parent feels. Well done. A without seven and a fav:-) Alexis
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