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We Need To Talk, (A Plea to my Son)

Updated on May 20, 2011

Please listen

Son I love you dearly, and forever, I always will,

but today we have to talk, talk seriously before you take that pill.

From this womb of mine you were born, and from your father's loins, a seed

but I do not agree that what you are doing now is right, standing near smoking the weed.

Your talent and good humour I have nurtured, I stand by your side and always will,

You have to live your life your way, and swallow the little bitter pill,

for I hope you realise now, that those loyal friends you hold in high regard,

are not your friends at all, just festering maggots making you ill.

They encourage you day by day, to damage this body in which you were born,

no warning will you heed from me, just leave me lacking lustre, all forelorn.

A baby needs his daddy, a mother needs her son,

Try to understand that a mother's battle can not be won.

I spoke to the pusher's, warned them to leave my family alone,

I am prepared to move house, to take you back into my heart, to give you a new home

and to protect you and keep you for all the day's of your life,

but beware and know that you are leaving behind you, precious cargo and a wife.

I pray that you see, the pain and misery that you cause,

do not expect me to stand and deny the one's that I love,

or watch that baby I gave birth to rule the day he was born.

Precious memories my son, how cherished you were,

you made my life so sweet, full of generosity and care.

But beware from now on, and know that a woman is scorned,

who may not be as patient as before, your are severely warned.

If it takes my last breath on this world that I know,

I will never let the authorities take my grandson, Oh no.

A mother's love is never ending, and with her child to protect,

sacrifices will be made, and of this you can expect.

Hard love was never an option, but now is the time,

to pull that comfort blanket from underneath you, to protect what is mine.


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      7 years ago

      In January, I called the police on my son. I know how you are feeling and my heart goes out to you. I hope what you do will work, like what I did seems to have. My son was weened off the pills rather harshly. Cold turkey behind bars. He will be out in another month and we will see if it sticks. Good luck, take care of your grandbaby. I will pray for you.

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Netts: Everything will turn out alright. If Craig has to fall so be it. If he has to walk that dark road alone seeing you at the end waiting that's fine too. You have done your job. Your a good Mom. Let him do this on his own. He knows you will be there no matter what. I have walked that road Netts and I had to do it alone. It made me a better person, a stronger person and a person that could stand on their own two feet. Sit back. He has to do this alone. Love: LeeLee

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      Your writing is making you stronger! I am keeping you close in my heart and I believe in your inner strength and determination to see that your grandboy is safe, well cared for and loved. I am also hoping your son can pull himself together... you have certainly stood by him so. Please be gentle with yourself, mar

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Very powerful Blue! Prayers are being sent your way for you and your family. You know I can relate to witnessing someone ruin their life with addiction. It truly sucks! I can only imagine what it feels like when it is your own flesh and blood. My heart goes out to you.

      May you have the courage to stand your ground! And remember, you must take care of YOU first.

      Big warm hugs,


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      7 years ago from Wales

      Lots of hugs to you and you should be proud that you have the strength and cpourate to share your story with us.

      I am thinking of you,

      Take care


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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My heart aches for you and I partially understand what you are going through. One of my twin boys is so addicted to pot and acting unbelievably. He is pushing everyone out of his life including his twin brother. I am at my whits end about it. Even though I don't always leave comments I have read what you have written about your son and your situation and I just want you to know that I care.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi Bill, I have troden many paths some of which I am very ashamed, but the route I have taken has made me strong. I love my son, but the love I have for my grandson is entirely different, in many ways, just so much more of a pleasure. I know what I have to do and with God's help and a comforting word from friends like you I know I will decide the right path to save us all. Thank you for simply being you. x

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      May God grant you the strength you'll need.


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