I Am Still Your Child

I Am Still Your Child

A Poem by Lydia


Photography by Emily Bush

Courtesy of etsy.com






I am still your child

I cry when I realize I can’t call you

can’t ask you for advice

or make you proud

 

I am still your child

but now I am the only one

who remembers the smiling faces

in those black and white photos

 

I am still your child

your spark of consciousness

in this physical world

 

I am still your child

but you left me with this emptiness

and it grows with each passing year

 

Because

I am still your child

 

 

 

 


© 2016 Lydia



Author's Note

Lydia
Missing both my parents today just a little more than usual.

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I had to read this becuz the title beckons hauntingly. You've expressed these oft-felt sentiments creatively with the sorrowful refrain that's oh-so-true in more ways than the parent-child sense. This refrain is fitting, even when one or both parents haven't lived up to their intended potential.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Barley. Lydi**



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I had to read this becuz the title beckons hauntingly. You've expressed these oft-felt sentiments creatively with the sorrowful refrain that's oh-so-true in more ways than the parent-child sense. This refrain is fitting, even when one or both parents haven't lived up to their intended potential.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Barley. Lydi**
Man, i tear up pretty easily for a guy. I love my parents so much. They are my best friends and I would never swap them for anything in the world. Yeah I really loved this one. Memories are all you have left with you now. But I am sure your memories are something they have carried with them to their graves as well. Because I believe when someone dies all they carry to their grave are the memories they have created in their lives. ^^ Thank you for sharing ^^

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Yes, memories are precious and I have so many of my wonderful parents. Thank you for your warm rev.. read more
Grief fades but never leaves us completely, especially when it is one so close to us. Beautiful poem, glad I caught it in the feed.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thanks so much, KL.....I wrote it over a month ago, but I guess when someone reviews it, it shows up.. read more
Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

Yes, that is the great thing sometimes. :)
I bet a day doesn't go by when you don't think of them - thus is very touching Lydia :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Carolynn. Lydi**
Aww! I know the feeling,when my Mother passed,I fell apart,took a long time to cope with life again.Beautiful expression.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thanks so much. Lydi**
I guess as a woman we grow up thinking we are grown
but this little child is still inside
and such a beautiful way to place
i love your words

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

We are never old enough not to need our parents. Thank you for the kind review, River. Lydi**
'I am still your child.' Those few heartfelt words number among the most touching I have ever read.

T

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Terpsichore! Lydi**
i am sorry Lydia about your parents. I could feel your pain and loss in your touching words.

Of course, life is nothing without parent's love and affection. They mean the world to us.

Beautiful poem.

Armin. ...


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Armin. Lydi**
Every work of yours gives me a pain. And, i truly crave for such pain because it makes me more human. What a wonderful portrait have you made here. Parents are the most beautiful gift for any being. Nice poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and letting me know your reaction to my words. Lydi**
You are so blessed to have the memories. For those, who've never known a parent, that emptiness lingers still. It's the salt in every tear, the thrum of every heartbeat. I don't think any child ever feels whole without her parents.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

You have a kind heart, Linda. Thank you for the wonderful review. Lydi**

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