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.

Teetering
on the edge of bereft
a high wire act
of motherhood
balanced
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!
2014-06-02


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


F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
This expresses it so well - beautiful. Echoes my own feelings about my children... thanks.
2014-06-02


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A simple truth, beautifully put. I have four. Two are gone (and they do come back).
2014-06-01


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.
2014-06-01



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.
2014-06-01


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
2014-06-01