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Hush Little Baby, I'm By Your Side

Updated on March 24, 2011

Alcohol Leaves A Nasty Taste

Hush little baby I'm by your side,

Challenging each day with a wink of an eye.

Mother is ill, she's in no man's land,

Nanna will save you from the discerning band.

Baillifs knocking on the front door,

they can't have money, got no more.

Inheritance wont help you now,

but in the future it may somehow.

No more pills that talk of death

daddy is alone, with his drunken breath.

Sitting in a drunken stupor is not the game

to be playing now, oh what a shame.

Lifeless bodies on the bedroom floor,

no lights turned on outside the door.

The corridor is long before realisation dawns,

that the small and innocent ones are born.

Alcoholism is a terrible thing,

don't depend on it or you will feel the sting.

Lost souls searching in the night,

for how life once was when you were bright.

Get help now, find what you need,

to get your life on track and off the speed.

Drugs and speed don't bode to well

I love you son, don't like seeing you in hell.

On my grandsons life, I ask for your support

don't leave him now, use the last resort.

Pray to God that he may see,

you need help to stay with me.

Many more days to live your life,

make my daughter in law your wife.

God speed my son, you take care

so much more living in a world that is not fair.

Stay with me son, I offer you my support, my love but not my money. I hope to find you again somewhere, and hope you understand I have to be strong. Reach up to the sky son, and accept the help. Please God save my grandson and his mum, until my son realises what he is doing.

With You In Mind

Bill & Wayne you are still my inspiration, and I thank you both for guiding me in the correct direction whilst writing poetry. I still have a lot to learn, but I am no longer afraid to make the mistakes on the way.


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    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Genna East thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I am so happy that you take the time to read my hubs. Your comments are always welcome.

      Mrs J.B hello again my friend, this hub has been a gut wrenching search and very hard to write, I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Brilliant. I love this poem..

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I was moved by this poem. Don't worry about mistakes; we all make them, and you are growing as a writer in so many rewarding ways. Well done.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thanks b. and Peg, your comments mean so much to me. Life is very hard at the moment and I know I have to remain strong for those others who can't be. You are all so supportive.

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Very deep and powerful words. May God bless you and your family and get you through what you're experiencing right now.

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      This Poem is so gut wrenching, because it comes from your heart and deep within your soul...Show him this poem, maybe he will see the light...keep up the Tough Love...and I pray for your little family...LOL

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you Sharyn, tough love is not easy for me because I really am a huge heart on legs lol but as a single parent I have to know when not to give in. Your comments mean a great deal.

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Wow, extremely touching. Makes me think about how many times I have been walked on by "addiction." But reading this makes me a lil stronger. Thanks! Tough love is difficult - I wish you the best.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you Will, I thank you for your support again my friend. I am always in awe of what you write and really do appreciate your comments.

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      You are doing the right thing by standing up to (and by!) your son and also standing by his wife.

      You are a fine and wise lady.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Yes Susan you are correct. Tough love does not lye easy with me as I live for my family and would give them my life if they asked. This is a very dark place for me at the moment, but I am sure I will cope, as for my son, very tough times are ahead.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Wayne, thank you, great encouragement from a great man. Your inspiration is awesome and I am very proud to be one of your followers, and even more so for you to be advising me.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You have said so much here and from it I get tough love. Am I correct? Powerful poem. Voted up and awesome!

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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @thebluestar...I can feel your emotion throughout this is very personal and very close to your heart. I am so glad that I wrote the "God Bless The Child" poem. I had no idea when I wrote it what it meant...the connection here makes it such a worthwhile effort. One thing you have to remember here, there are not very many mistakes that you can make that are bigger than the ones already being made. The only way we keep from making any mistakes is to do nothing and that is not a viable solution here. Just remember...first do no harm and go from there. This grandchild takes priority and the welfare of that child trumps everything else on the table. The child is the winning hand. You are a strong lady Annette and I know this will work out for you in a good way. WB


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