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Sons and daughters ( A Poem)

Updated on July 29, 2012
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To become a mother and father,


you must have a son or daughter.


God blessed you with a handsome baby boy, oh what a joy!


But he'll grow and become a big boy


and sometimes he's not always a joy;


but yet you love him for he's your boy.



God blessed you with a beautiful baby girl,


she's the joy that rocks your world.


And when she gets into her teens she'll really rock


your world with boys calling.


The fathers looking at you knowing, soon one will be asking him


for his daughter's hand. Then she'll be making her own


sons and daughters. Your son when he is five will be lucky to be alive,


for his mother will try to skin him alive, you the father get him just in time,


to save his life, from your wife her eyes full of tears, your sons eyes are


full of fear. You asked your wife, " What happened dear?" You hear her


voice cracking as she explains what your handsome son has done,


you see the look in her eyes and on her face, and you know its time to


take your son and give her space. So you take him by the hand and run.


Hours later your son tells his mother he is sorry for what he has done,


and puts a smile on her face with a child-like hug and kiss, she forgives him


and tells him she loves him and not to do what he had done again.


Your handsome son says, " Okay mom", and goes on and does it again.


"I am going to kill you" the mother says, " you are just like your father."



Sons and daughters' is about the joy of parenting, the issues and concerns parents have as their children grow older. Many young men are hard-headed when they are young and raising them can be a little more complicated. With all mother's concern sets in and when they mature the last thing needed is becoming parents at a young age.

The father's concerns is one day their little girl will grow up and move out on her own. They can hope and pray that the man in their life will be a good one. A father's fear is the abuse that many women experience when they get older and they can only hope their little girl makes the right decisions.

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      Eric Powell Jones 5 years ago from West Coast

      SkySlave: Thank you for the encouragement and appreciation of the artwork. My cousin gave me the idea to be different. Thank you again.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Allot of hard work goes into being a parent and this is expressed wonderfully in this poem. Lots of nice pictures to compliment your artwork as well. Voted up!

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      Eric Powell Jones 5 years ago from West Coast

      Deborah Brooks: Boys are a handful, I know I have an adult son; but they are worth the work as you know. Blessings to you too.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow I had two sons and they were a handful and I adore them..

      thank you for posting two of my poems on here.. I appreciate it.. Blessings and hugs to you

      Debbie

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      Eric Powell Jones 5 years ago from West Coast

      I do have a son and the experience has been an interesting one.

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      Eric Powell Jones 5 years ago from West Coast

      Hope they were good memories. Thanks for your support.

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      Eric Powell Jones 5 years ago from West Coast

      You are right and my words written were from a unique perspective as you know.

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      I can tell you have had plenty of experiences raising your kids. A good hub and keep up the good writing.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago from New York

      I agree with AE, Nowadays is hard to raise a kid, especially girls. Your poetry is refreshing and touching! Bring back memories as a kid. Take care Eric!

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Love the poem and its quite frightening when you have small children and then they grow-up. Sons and daughters are a blessing; but being a parent can also bring out the fear in all of us. Voted up and shared! :)

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