A shoulder to cry on...

A shoulder to cry on...

A Poem by Jamestown
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A safe zone...

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A SHOULDER TO CRY ON...

I look in the direction of where my mother is standing
and I can tell by her posture and the fragile look in her eyes
something is obviously wrong,

Not to quick to invade her space, I allow her some time
too visit her thoughts and emotions,

As a few minutes tick away and the big hand on the clock
strikes the 12, and the new hour starts to run it's course
I think it's the appropriate time to tippy-toe over to her
and find out what's eating at her, fully aware when I ask
she will become Niagara falls instantly,

I tread softly and with caution,
I whisper "mom" then again "mother"
She slowly turns in my direction and says "yes son"
I reply "what's wrong"
She shakes her head back and forth and says
"I just don't understand this family of ours sometimes"
I tried so hard raising you kids to love, respect and to support
me and one another and our family does none of this, we are
constantly at each other's throats! Tears flowing like the Colorado river,

I reply "I know mom you tried your best" everything will be alright
I embrace her into my body and lend my shoulder for her to cry on,

But the truth be told, with 4 grown adult kids, with 3 different dads
a multitude of mistakes between us,major resentment and jealousy
I honestly don't know for sure if everything will ever be alright,

I know for a fact that my mother knows this, but I feel I am obligated
to answer the way a did and continue to pray that the good Lord will
fix this hell bound family and until then I will always have a shoulder
for my mommy to cry on...





© 2015 Jamestown



Author's Note

Jamestown
All glory and honor belongs to Christ Jesus!
Ephesians 6:1-3 honor your father and mother...

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So sweet and tender. Those emotions are so sincere and worthy. I like the wisdom, the forgiveness and the obligation towards the family. You have shared some wonders with us...:)......

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks again and b-blessed!
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

You are welcome...:)...............
A wonderful sentiment - the child offers the mother a shoulder to cry on - when the opposite is the usual way it works. I like that the speaker in the poem offers a shoulder without judging his mother for any mistakes she may have made. I like the comparison of crying to the flow of Niagara Falls. Well said James.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and your kind review!
This is really terrific JT - a loving moment between mother and son. As it noted, mom knows the reality of the situation but sometimes a hug and hearing words softly spoken from the mouth of a loved one makes things better.
Fair play to you for sharing this with us all.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
You are a good son, James. I am sure your mom treasures you. What an honest and emotional write this is. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

I have put my mother through a ton same with my siblings,
the least I can do is lend a shoul.. read more
I must agree. When I was young and was sad, I could always go to my mother and she lent me her ear or her shoulder to cry on. I think it's almost natural or just to return the favour. Well done, James. :) Rudi

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

I agree fully, thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
WOW, this poem was great, and well written. I don't know why but I got chills when I read -
"Not to quick to invade her space, I allow her some time
to visit her thoughts and emotions,"
Because it is so true, that what a child of their mother would do, they will keep their distance until they know their presence is due.
for that, this poem seemed so really to me, even though luckily my family isn't that complicated.
Thank you for sharing your works with me. :)


Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Octavious

3 Years Ago

No problem :)
This was a very moving image you painted in my mind. So beautiful and as always your pure heart shines through in your writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and your kind review! b-blessed:)
Many family are broken no matter how one person tries to protect her family for the hurt inside and that your should love one and other as brother and Sister till the day of Christ's return Knowing God Loving hands are there for you reaching out touching with everlasting love the love of Christ is eternal and we as his children should learn to love in this manner for one and other. Blessings Your Friend in Christ Jim Smith

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Amen! Thanks for checking it out and your kind review! b-blessed:)
A touching scene and a tough scene, Jamestown. It warms me though, that you are there for your mother as she probably was for you while you were growing up. When we see the word, "family," we should be reminded of good things, not problems and problem people. This is, however, not always the case. Still, it is good that you can honor your mother and offer her a shoulder to cry on. A very moving piece! Good job and thanks for sharing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
A lovely heart wrenching piece.Like by embracing your mum and reassuring her everything will be allright will repair and hold the bigger picture together which is family in turmoil or crisis. a thought provoking poem Jamestown.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!

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