A mother’s poem

One , two, three sons you gave me                      

Difficult yes  but no one promised it would be easy!

Years have passed and they have grown

The have cluttered up my brain and destructed our home.

Times, you have scared us with your antics wild

Left home returned and left again smiling all the while.

Madcap travels in countries afar, crazy hair and fashions

those damn tattoos are like a scar!

Funny how all those piercings disappeared and all those

mad hair styles never stopped them advancing ( as I had feared)

Illnesses and broken bones all worked on and mended now

you all seem happy in your own homes with partners and friends .

And the youngest of you with memories of a wonderful wedding vow.

So many memories good and deadly bad you have made us happy and made us sad

you have broken our backs and broken our hearts run down dead end paths and had many a new start

Nothing worth having is easy and that is true but my boys we really do love you!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bearspawprint
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 20:51:48

    Video is blocked in USA, but I do like the lyrics. I had all boys (4), as well. Though I was blessed to be allowed to have girls (a younger sister, a niece) live in my home, also, and step children and another niece, and nephews and friends who only visited. All are grown now. I do miss their childhoods…..


  2. Wendell A. Brown
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 23:16:32

    Wonderful words and message Willow, I can so relate to you! Much love and God bless!


  3. Patrick pattachou2009
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 00:31:14

    Very nice poem, not easy to describe what it feels like in its moments…
    I wish you a good week,
    best regards Patrick.


  4. tazeinmirzasaad
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:31:35

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  5. penpusherpen
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 16:44:15

    Too true Willow, nothing prepares you for empty nest… (not from personal experience but from my brothers reactions, ) and also from the descriptive words above, written straight from the heart, warmest of hugs my friend. xPenx


    • willowdot21
      Mar 12, 2013 @ 17:21:26

      Yes Pen it is lovely to see them all together and it always leaves a hole when they go. My eldest left home on a whim after an argument with his Dad over the washing up!! He just went he was 18yrs my heart bled and bled but things healed over and though he refused to return home he and his dad are the best of friends! He is 40yrs now and he and his dad are best of mates as he is with the other two too! Yes they brake your back when they are babes and break your heart when they are grown but you never stop loving them. xxxxxxx


  6. Noeleen
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 08:57:25

    Awesome post, Willow – but especially for having this video. I’ve never seen this video.

    Sinead is beautiful and mesmerising

    and true.

    Excellent, Willow.



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