Close In Heart - Poem

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On the day that you were born

I was holding steady

I had waited far too long

I was more than ready


But you took your own sweet time

Until that morning came

And then we raced to the hospital

You made it all a game


It didn’t take you long at all

To make your grand appearance

But just as quickly as you came

You made a startling disappearance


I was frightened and scared

Afraid you were gone

But when they finally put you in my arms

I Blessed God I would take you home


I thought I had motherhood all figured out

But after colic filled nights of tears

I was so filled with doubt

And felt I had aged at least a hundred years


But that seems so long ago

As I look at you today

My baby boy, grown into a man

Who lives so far away.


Though far across the globe you live

Your heart will always be

Held by your mother’s love --

You are close in heart to me.



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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

This is very true! I loved this poem. It reminds me of the bond I have with my son! I loved it!!

Voted up!


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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Thank you Jessica, sons are a true treasure.


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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

This poem spoke to my heart, thank you for sharing it.


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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

It is always a joy to share the love I have for my children.

Thank you for stopping by loveofnight.


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savanahl 4 years ago

Your love for your children is so beautiful. Very nice poem.


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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Thanks savanahl, my children are all blessings in many different ways.

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