Poem: To My Children

Poem: To My Children

When I spill some food on my nice clean dress
Or maybe forget to tie my shoe,
Please be patient and perhaps reminisce
About the many hours I spent with you.
When I taught you how to eat with care,
Plus tying laces and your numbers, too,
Dressing yourself and combing your hair,
Those were precious hours spent with you.
So when I forget what I was about to say,
Just give me a minute – or maybe two.
It probably wasn’t important anyway,
And I would much rather listen just to you.
If I tell the story one more time,
And you know the ending through and through,
Please remember your first nursery rhyme
When I rehearsed it a hundred times with you.
When my legs are tired and it’s hard to stand
Or walk the steady pace that I would like to do,
Please take me carefully by my hand,
And guide me now as I once did for you.

Please leave your thoughts and comments

  • Bucky Block

    It is sad, I don’t have anyone that will be there for me! I am alienated from my children. It would be beyond my wildest dreams for them to be there for me!

    • Allley cw

      …Bucky, Dear One…whatever the his-tory or her-story that led to the alienation; NOW is the time for radical acceptance, forgiveness of mutual hurts, and for YOURSELF. Reach out- without expectations- with softness; sincerity; LOVE…I am hoping your adult children will have grown to be able to respond in like kind…