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Updated on May 24, 2012


This beautiful and loving poem was published by the author on the Longfellow Poetry Group hosted by Marilyn Francis on Facebook. The author gave me permission to publish it here. I am honored to post this wonderful expression of a mother's love. The poet and I would be honored if you leave a comment. You don't have to be a Hub Page member to do so. Also please vote the poem as you see it, the buttons are at the bottom of the poem. At the top of the poem you can tweet your opinion or share your review on Facebook, Google and Pin It. Robert Hewett Sr. *****************************

Some Days

Some days I laugh, some days I cry
Some days I stop and ask myself why
Why you were the chosen one
Of all the boys, why choose my son?

Some people say I'm special
And that's why you were sent to me
And all that has happened
Is simply meant to be

They knew that we were strong enough
To make this journey together
And I would face the world with you
In every kind of weather

Through the good times and the bad times
And when the days are really tough
I know that my love for you
Will always be enough

I can't lie and say it's easy
And some days I struggle to cope
But even at times of deep despair
There always will be hope

On the days I'm tired and weary
When all the world seems bleak
I somehow find the strength to face
Another day, another week

You are my inspiration
You've taught me how to be strong
I'll always be right beside you
To help and guide you along

The days that I find difficult
I look at you and know
That no one else could love you
The way I love you so

By Donna Woods
(Inspired by my son Ben who has Autism)


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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 3 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      On behalf Donna and her son Ben thank you for this wonderful comment.

      If you would like to read more of Donna's wonderful poetry check out her

      Facebook page under the name Donna Woods. Robert Hewett Sr.

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      elizabeth 3 years ago

      Add Your Comment… WOW!!! What a beautiful poem i can relate in so many ways. I also have a son with autism. Manny is my world and i will stay strong and be with him every step of the way.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Deana, I am sure Donna will leave you a comment here.

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      deana 4 years ago

      my son has autism as i read this i cried like a baby this is beautiful.. my son is my inspiration he has taught me not to judge anyone or anything.. hes lights up my life i love him and i will fight his fight

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      Donna Woods 5 years ago

      Thank you Raciniwa for taking the time to comment.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, this is so sweet Robert...thank you Donna for sharing us your love for your son...

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      Donna Woods 5 years ago

      Thank you Karina for your kind words, feel free to share my poems with anyone you feel would benefit from reading them. xx

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      Karina Streeton 5 years ago

      Beautiful Donna! My brother in-law is autistic and I know that my mother in-law has struggled at times! These words are so right!!

      Well done. Xx

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      Donna Woods 5 years ago

      Thank you all for such wonderful comments. My son Ben has taught me the meaning of true strength. When he was diagnosed with Severe Autism a year ago,it inspired me to start writing poetry again after taking a break from it for many years. I have found it a positive way of coping with the diagnosis and it also helps other parents going through a similar situation. Thanks again to all of you for taking the time to post a comment, it means a lot to me.

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      Sarah Whitaker 5 years ago

      stunning poem full of so much love and inspiration. the world desperately needs more people like you! stay strong!

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      sandra swan 5 years ago

      Iworked with donna and could tell straight away she was a caring and kind person and i admire you so much donna for all the love and care you put into your precious son Ben and your poems are lovely and express things so good

      please give donna the strenth she will need to bring up ben lots of love to you both sandra your friend xx

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      Nigel. 5 years ago

      Nice poem.

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      Angela Woods 5 years ago

      My daughter Donna does a wonderful job with Ben, my beautiful grandson. She always finds time to help other parents whose children also have autism. I hope this lovely poem touches some people as her sincere words are from the heart. Well done Donna - I love you and Ben very much X

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Donna for posting this wonderful expression of love for your son Ben. Robert