Light a Path

Light a Path

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer

seeing your children in a dark place


Walking straight and standing tall

is who I am, since I was small.

Take the lead, when none is found

and soldiering true with all my might.

Coupling love to keep fear from flight.

Leaving my steps for all to see

Hoping my babes would follow me.

Strength I thought is all I need and a

Glass house for my progeny to see.

See, then do, and then become.

But nay, my steps could not be found.

Simple trues of a life tested

is not the path of the least resistant.                             

So with a timid hand and a plate of cookies

Momma will kiss the hurt away,

while you are in this darkened state.

I will not hold your age against you.

But light a path I hope will lead you.

Once illuminated

I trust to find, well planted feet

And a steadfast mind.

© 2018 Cherrie Palmer

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oh how we do our best as loving caring believing parents ...and how difficult that moment when we know our job is finished in the teaching department ...and another difficult transition to enforcer and then adviser and friend ... ;) i can't tell you how often i clung to the Bible verse:
"Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.Proverbs 22:6

Posted 10 Months Ago

Cherrie Palmer

10 Months Ago

Amen to that brother :)
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Added on January 29, 2018
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Bull Shoals Lake, AR

I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..