Someone once told me "Your children are just borrowed."

Borrowed Time

She will go I know
then it will be done
and I shall be undone
frayed and splayed
emotions awry.

on the edge of bereft
a high wire act
of motherhood
throughout her years.

There are holes in my heart,
but I know
I have to let her go
so she will come back.

Poetry by shells
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Written on 2014-06-01 at 00:34

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Rob Graber
Beautiful! I have two. Though they seldom come back any more, they are great hosts to us!

melanie sue
Shells, this is beauutifully worded. I relate to this poem very much. I survived this phase and you will too! And when the grandkids come along......awesome and wonderful!(we havew sons ages 23 and 33 and one daughter age. 27...and in 2 years time went from 4 grandchildren to 8 (3 from previous relationships.) We are 60 and weathered it thru....and you can too!
2014-06-02 Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
This expresses it so well - beautiful. Echoes my own feelings about my children... thanks.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A simple truth, beautifully put. I have four. Two are gone (and they do come back).

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
That which Life renders torn, Love learns
to mend as Life is reborn.
Ever again.
Inspirational poem Shells.

You made tears wet my eyes with this one. For me it's the end of an era when a mother dies, so very sad, yet you know that she continues to live within you in so many ways that it will make you smile each time you notice.

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I could really empathise with this poem, especially frayed and splayed - from their first teetering footsteps to that closing of a chapter - they are ours but they are also themselves - ours for a time and if we do give them freedom, they will return, not in the same way but in different and still special ways

Elle x