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' Richie'

Updated on April 19, 2010

Poem written for my son 22 years ago:


He carries himself tall,

he's quite a handsome young man.

He comes whenever I call

to see what I have planned.


His eyes are big and brown,

he has his Mom's eyes you see.

He is a king with a crown,

in his Mom's eyes he's royalty.


He has grown up so fast.

How did the years slip by?

As I look back into the past,

I see my little boy cry.


But now he holds his head up high

with a determined look on his face.

He thinks he's grown up, I sigh,

in my heart there's an empty place.


Even though he hasn't left the nest

I know I must let him go,

so he can see and feel what's out there, yet

all the time I want to say No!

You must not grow up so fast.

Your my boy, your my heart,

you're a magic spell that was cast.


But all in all we must let go

and let our young ones live

a life of their own and let them grow

to learn to love and give.


So I find the place in my heart not empty

but overflowing with love for you.

You are my first born, my son.

Good luck and may God bless all that you do.

Love, Mom


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    • singlmomat52 profile imageAUTHOR

      singlmomat52 

      8 years ago

      Well it's kind of hard to do that as now I live about 1800 miles away from him. I do love my boys so much and I miss them, but I am so enjoying my life finally here where I am. And I am smiling now more than ever in my life!!! Thanks for stopping in and reading my poem. And for your nice comment. Always good to see you here!

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      ahorseback 

      8 years ago

      Hey singlemom, Grab that son of yours and hug the hell out of him every time you see him, he needs it too!!!wether he likes it or not . he he. Stay smiling.

    • singlmomat52 profile imageAUTHOR

      singlmomat52 

      8 years ago

      You are so right!! Kids grow up and the innocence is gone but hopefully the maturity sets in. Thank you for your comment.

    • Timothy Donnelly profile image

      Timothy Donnelly 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very Nice. A Child Doesn't Last, but a parent and a friend does. Good Tidings and Best Wishes both.

    • singlmomat52 profile imageAUTHOR

      singlmomat52 

      8 years ago

      Nice to hear from you Dim!!

      Have missed you!

      Thank you for the lovely comment.

      Take care and see you soon.

      God Bless!!x

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      outch! Fabulous but so, so much as I have felt too. You put it into words, beautifully.

      Miss you all. but I´m nearly moved. Be back soon xxxx

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