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A shoulder to cry on...

A shoulder to cry on...

A Poem by Jamestown

A safe zone...


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

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

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An emotional write.. yessssss we all should always and forever honor our parents.. It really is a thoughtful piece.
The pain of a mother on seeing the plight of the family which is broken beyond repairs is carefully etched out.. Amazing...

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Truly a wonderful, truthful piece. As parents we try so hard to do everything as perfect as we can yet it may never be good enough in the end. I am lucky that even though we had a rough childhood and all the things we have been through in life my sisters, myself, mom and step dad are all close still. Very touching story

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

That's so cool! I pray one day we will realize how important
family is, I have faith! Thanks .. read more
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Hi Jamestown. This is a truly emotive piece! You obviously love your mum, a great thing in today's world, and are saddened by her concerns. You have expressed this so very well, alf

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

I really do love my mom! Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Dam Brother, thank you for let me into a piece of you life. This is some real stuff and I respect you for putting it out! It doesn't matter what any one says because this is all you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out, I had heart to heart with mom's and it
inspired this piece, hope.. read more

3 Years Ago

Either way, it was from the heart.

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Added on March 17, 2015
Last Updated on May 9, 2015



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