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Dearest Son how could you leave me?

Updated on August 2, 2013

Stop hey what is that sound, it is my heart breaking to the ground


Life is tough at it's best. You live and then you rest.

Can you imagine four tough years

Then he leaves me drowning is tears

I sat up with him during any distress

I helped him to dress for success

I picked up drunk in a bar

I helped him learn to drive in my car

A football I taught him to throw

And places he should never go

What school to got to or not

These are things that I taught

He would fight with auntie dear

I would stand back for him to conquer fear

Lazy, worthless and not good enough

These are to overcome and bluff

He worried about dates with young pretties

He worried about things so petty

We fought like hell and back again

Because we loved each other then

He is my nephew on my wife's side

I took him in on my right side

Now he just left to do his own

And he has left me on my own

A Job up in fancy city

maybe a new car so pretty

I brought him in to my home

Now he goes off just to roam

OK Ok I know that is my job

to change him into more than a slob

But why oh God must you take them

Just when I finally shape 'em

I must admit that I cry

I will love that boy until I die

I carved a niche inside my heart

Just so one day my boy would part

Now he goes and leaves me lonely

And pictures left have I only

So do not take your nephew in

So for a new life to begin

For he will break your very being

When he says that he is leaving.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks much Eddy

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      A difficult period in life but we have to let go as hard as it is.

      Heartening to know that our children are well adjusted to want to leave home. A great read and wishing you a great day ahead.


    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend Epi, so with you we know that your talents and grace are both nature and nurture. You and your dad both save many with both pen and actions. And God saw fit to let me be so blessed with you. Thanks and Amen.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Faith, always nice to have you drop by to cogitate with. Let us keep growing also.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      btrbell, this time it was nice to write it down and feel it full on. I do not think I processed it well the first few times with my others. Thank you for the read and comment, that means a lot to me.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      So sad, it broke my heart. the most difficult part is letting them go. This is a natural progression. It is positive for him and a positive reflection on what you have done for him. Bravo! And thank you for sharing!

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      Well my dad was my best friend , Sir Eric, and now quite often you feel like a dad to me , great words to say when you are in the company of someone like my father - who was a war veteran of World War II and landed on the Omaha Beach during D-DAY with Tom Hanks, wrote 59 novels and 1 memoirs of the war and worked three shifts - nights, days and afternoons for 35 years to give our family, my mum and I a pretty good life.

      lake erie time 1:54am and letting FB know your genius with this link

      Thank you for your many music links by the way

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, they will certainly do this and it is so very painful, as all of the sacrifice and love one gives throughout their lifetime seems they forget once they become a certain age and are testing the waters of freedom and self-discovery.

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Wayne. My youngest and I build great castles and forts. It seems we do that just so he can knock them down. I suppose only what is in their heart is meant to last a lifetime. The rest we must let go of.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Beautiful tribute to the man you helped mold.

      Being a good man means automatic sacrifices. You create it, and then have to set it free. I have three daughters...nuff said!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Mr. Bill Holland who can be found here at:

      I reckon I have enough snake eyes in my marble bag but losing just one aggie bums me out. Maybe I will shoot my steely today and get pay back.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      They will do that for sure...break our hearts....such is life, yes?

      Beautiful, Eric!


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