The Moment I Let You Go

The Moment I Let You Go

A Chapter by TL Boehm
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For my "heir"

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Do not leave me child

Do not fledge and grow

It’s just my broken soul in your way

Crumbling soft and slow

The first moment I held you

Is the moment I let you go.

 

A daydream then my sonshine

My sonshine then her man

New love swept you away

On a sweet summer day

Suddenly I’m alone again

You’ve found paradise

In a pair of brown eyes

Place a banded promise in her hand

 

Such a primitive shelter

You carved in this heart of stone

Life etched sweat and dust

Blade stippled with rust

Furrowed deeper than I’ve ever known

Now my fractured heart

Is falling apart

As you step out on your own

 

This gift I never wanted

Now I cling to you so tight

With a ferocity

Upwellling in me

I’d rather die than lose the fight

But I have to concede

When you were born you were freed

I’ve just prepared you for flight


TL Boehm 

06/20/2013




© 2016 TL Boehm



Author's Note

TL Boehm
I"m a mess. Stupid parental obligations.

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awwwwwwwwwwwww ...parents have such a challenge ...every day we try to prepare and guide for that day we are successful ..and we want to take it all back :} silly of us, isn't it!? :) i really am glad to have found this one...i have 4 children all between 30 and 40's ... and reading your poem gives me a sense of comfort as they have all stayed out of jail ..had no unwanted pregnancies ..and are hard working and responsible ...no matter the mistakes i made in raising them ;)) really enjoyed this read
E.

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TL Boehm

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much - the boy who broke my little mommy heart is now married interestingly enough or p.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

yes they are ..no doubt about that my friend! :)))



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awwwwwwwwwwwww ...parents have such a challenge ...every day we try to prepare and guide for that day we are successful ..and we want to take it all back :} silly of us, isn't it!? :) i really am glad to have found this one...i have 4 children all between 30 and 40's ... and reading your poem gives me a sense of comfort as they have all stayed out of jail ..had no unwanted pregnancies ..and are hard working and responsible ...no matter the mistakes i made in raising them ;)) really enjoyed this read
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much - the boy who broke my little mommy heart is now married interestingly enough or p.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

yes they are ..no doubt about that my friend! :)))
When you were born you were freed
I’ve just prepared you for flight....
Excellent...a lovely tribute....you now you have a lifetime of love.
Enjoyed it..
Scott




Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

3 Years Ago

Thank you kindly Scott
Scott Metro

3 Years Ago

:)
Scott....
I can relate! I wrote something along those lines. Not that you need my rating but this one's a 100! I'm fairly new here so I would appreciate your feedback!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

absolutely, Angel. send read requests any time.
Al R. Arce

4 Years Ago

I'm actually looking for feedback on "Time". Would you mind reading it? Thanks!
I think this is the yearning of a girl to grow up both physically and psychologically.A girl needs to live as freely if not as wantonly as a boy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

Thank you Jvl
Beautiful imagery. Left me in tears. Looking forward to reading more of your work.


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

Thank you Lourisa. Nice to meet you.
Very beautiful piece, but the question bodes why didn't she just have another child, lol.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Michael G. Smith

4 Years Ago

I was stupid and after my second at 22 and plugged up the pipes, but I eventually raised to steps fr.. read more
TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

yes it is. I am almost ready for the "grandbaby" portion of life.
Michael G. Smith

4 Years Ago

I've got me one of each and I'm loving it.
Wow Tamtam -- I know that you have this bond with your child from an early, early stage but sometimes we just can't wait to get away.... me, I don't ever wanna leave. I'd stay with my Daddy is I could forever and ever. Haha.

A great write that's relatable to a lot of mothers out there.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

I couldn't wait to get away. I hope this isn't karmic payback for dissing my mom....
Oh my...you have left me with tears this afternoon. A write I can relate to as my only child, my daughter has recently moved out on her own...I thought my heart would break. But you are right - we love them, we nuture them, we teach them - we prepare them for flight..So why the heck is so hard to let them fly?... :) Julie

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

I don't know. It still stings. I guess it always will.
I hope my late visit doesn't make you sad that you have to come back to this page tonight. You have written a very moving poem here. A joy to read.
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TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

thank you Anto - actually it makes me smile to see you.
ANTO

4 Years Ago

So kind - God Bless you TL
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