For You

For You

A Poem by Charles Konsor

We all want to believe our children will love us
Hold us, kiss us, stay with us,
and wrap their little hands around our fingers
Big eyes watch big people with big love

But they're a squirmy type
Run away, out of our arms
No matter how far we stretch

Exploring dust bunnies in corners
Carrying shoes to bury in the sand box
They all, will all, run away

And you see then,
Perhaps they are not yours.

Individuals behind those big eyes
And we, again, are left to watch
Like past loves left,
Mother, fathers, gone,
And a thousand friends,
drifted away

We own no one,
Our children owe nothing
And we will all realize how little we are
How alone we are

And in that we must find some happiness
We must find some truth
For them, for us,
For you


© 2015 Charles Konsor



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I am here, in this place you describe so well.

Alone, in the middle. Alone as a son and a father.
Both drawing away, and having been drawn away from.

My father; me, a father and
My sons; me a son.

And do they see the writer's heart I wear on my writer's sleeve, my parents, my children. me, in the middle.

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Posted 11 Years Ago


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Nailed me. the last two stanzas didnt grab me so much as the theme of the poem and the fantastic point of view you wrote it through. wonderfully doen pulling me completely in. liked it to say the least

Posted 2 Years Ago


The loneliness is the ultimate gift for a man given by his life though whatevr, whomevr he is. It is well said in these lines in a beautiful manner Cheers :)))

Posted 2 Years Ago


Very well penned, and well thought out piece. I have not had children, yet, myself, but none-the-less, your words still hit home and made me feel like I knew that sort of sorrow and simultaneous understanding of the need to find happiness. Beautiful piece, indeed. =]

Posted 2 Years Ago


"We own no one,
Our children owe nothing
And we will all realize how little we are
How alone we are

And in that we must find some happiness
We must find some truth
For them, for us,
For you"

Nice one!!!!!!I gathered my thoughts when i were a kid (y)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Very well written, with great insight and wonderful meaning! And in that we must find some happiness
We must find some truth
For them, for us,
For you...so true, I have 2 out of the house now and realize the depth of your words! Thank you for sharing

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wow this was really beautiful, I like your voice. "Big eyes watch Big people with Big love"-- such a good line right there. Thanks.

Posted 3 Years Ago


William Richards

2 Years Ago

I agree, that was my favourite line too
Children ARE exceptional creatures.Trusting, wide eyed, clever,always searching for answers and when find them, they're gone. And then we chase them for the rest of our lives..........felt like a kid again after reading you poem, felt like a parent again after reading your poem, will help me to get behind my grand children's eyes maybe I'll see them better...............now

Posted 3 Years Ago


This is an amazing poem! It makes me understand more my mum's point of view...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Awesome writing. Reminds me of my daughter who recently turned 18 and no longer lives at home. I know she must walk her path, her journey on her own just as I did.

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is a lovely poem and so true. Eventually, children will grow up and spread their wings leaving parents behind. Though I'm not an expert in poetry, maybe you should do something about the repetition of "big". Just a suggestion, but as I said I'm no expert.
All in all, I love the pictures you portray.

Posted 4 Years Ago



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Added on February 6, 2008
Last Updated on January 23, 2015
Tags: children, poetry, growing up, ownership, love, memories, dust bunnies

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Charles Konsor
Charles Konsor

Portland, OR



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