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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I really love this write, especially the last stanza, so true.
Such a wonderful write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very true poem. Children will grow up and leave us. Our job as parent is to teach them to be careful and how to love. No-one can be control unless they want the control. Thank you for the excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


Loved the last stanza on this, So truthful and wonderful

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lovely.

Posted 6 Years Ago


we are very alone, all alone...love the thought.

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is such a bitter-sweet poem, I believe. It sweet in the respects that its about children and their adorable ways but bitter for we know what is written is true.

Very good, I love it. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


This gives me a future look at what children might be, but I will have to be careful for now on about this, thanks for you poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


i love this and its dripping with truth. my children are growing so fast and don't "want" mommie so much any more. this was an eye opener.

Posted 7 Years Ago


They all leave one time or another.. no one stays in one place.. go figure
Life.. and we wonder.. as we leave them too...and drift away in the...
eternal ... life has a wise twisted... that gives me chills...
We all leave.. so true

You explain it ... in an amazing way... love it

Posted 7 Years Ago


My daughter just had my first grandchild, less than two months ago, and this describes so well the way he already is and will be.

Posted 8 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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