I Remember Why I'm Here

Each new day my feet hit the floor,

each weary hour I'm reminding myself

just what I'm doing all of this for.

Fighting fatigue and mental fog

that notorious heart killing stress

problems hang in my mind like smog

My feet guide me on the balance beam

somehow I'm still moving forward

slowly stepping toward my dreams.

Pushing on each side, pessimism of the future

stresses of today, nightmares of my past,

that finally I have sutured.


At least, I fucking hope.


Some days I feel so much despair,

That smog of stress leaves me winded

I just don't think, I will ever get there.

Haunting me, anxiety and fear

that I will just be a failure,

that I will always be stuck here

Then, I see his face, look to me for love

with pure, unconditional affection

the one sure thing that I can be proud of.

A bright light burns through the haze

It beams from his raw, happy smile

And lights up the worst of my days.


I remember why I'm here


I'm a role model to a brand new human being

for the past two wonderful years now

I've been explaining everything that he is seeing

I've taught him to sleep, eat, talk, and walk

and now HE, this person, is emerging

This little guy has no clue that he is my rock.

I must be on guard for him, must be my best

I must be on top of my game,

even when all I feel is stressed.

I must keep focused, stay on track

I must forget all my past mistakes,

Forgive myself, for there is no going back.

I will do everything to preserve his smile

Even if I have to walk to hell and back

barefoot, every single mile.

I work my hours and collect my checks

I go home and cook dinner

put him to bed and then study for tests

Its a life I had never envisioned,

but I'm proud of what I'm doing,

I let out part of me that had been imprisoned.

A motivated person with insatiable dreams

buried by those damn fears and anxieties,

Emerged when I first heard those newborn screams.


I'm not sure I was truly alive before this.

My son is my superhero
My son is my superhero | Source

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

They do have that effect on us. Well done, beautiful and motivational, all rolled into one poem. :)


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

awesome ..!


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

I can really relate to that beautiful and emotional piece of poetry. I feel the same with my two little children. They mean the world to me.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Good job. Superman is lucky.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Children certainly have a way of changing our lives and giving us a new sense of purpose. Great poem, Liz. One to pass down to your son!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

A lovely and honest tribute to motherhood from a young mother!

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Bill I don't know much else that can have a bigger effect on you then being a parent. I know it changed me completely . Thank you for reading!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you cleaner3


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Janetwrites, thank you so much. Mine mean the world to me a well!!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks, Ericdierker. I am the lucky one!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Aw, thanks, bravewarrior. My son has changed my life drastically and made me a much stronger and better person than I thought I ever could be! Thank you for reading!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much for reading and sharing tillstonian!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

My beautiful daughter. I am so proud of you! and that boy of yours has made me, "Grand!"


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nwolf93 3 years ago from Dana Point, California

Wow this is a great poem! Good job and keep up the writing :)

-Nick


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Dad! You have always been Grand! I am proud of you too!!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you nwolf93 for reading!!


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

love the poem and the picture! Really depicts him being your rock with that superman cape! Good edit to the black and white with color. :)


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so muck Nikki! He is my little superman!


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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Hope is a treasure indeed. Amazing poetry!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much vwok!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful poem. Treasure him while he's still little. The love will bond you for life.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much Gypsy. I do treasure him, and try to take him in as much as possible to preserve these memories we are making.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Children push us so much farther than anything we would chose ourselves. The rewards are so much better than we imagine. Beautiful.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Sorry it took me so long to get to this- been working up a storm. Yes, my son has pushed me in ways I never dreamed I could be pushed. Thank you for reading


Jonathan Dumbrocyo 16 months ago

Love this one. Great work again... As always!


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bizarrett81 16 months ago from Maine Author

Thank you!

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