A Poem For My Three Children

Poem by: Ava Rosien

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This poem is written to tell my children how proud I am of them and how much I love them.

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Submitted: September 22, 2012

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A Poem For My Three Children

I held you in my arms,

the corner of your lip curled into a grin.

My heart was no longer mine,

but belonged to you since then.

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I watched you take first steps,

many times you fell down

Then you walked to waiting arms,

witha much determined frown.

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I delighted in your giggles;

your joy became my joy as well.

Scraped knee tears, were kissed

and cured,every time you fell.

Through your eyes I saw

the world a different place;

one of wonder ,new and fresh,

reflecting in your face.

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Your first day of school came,

and I feared it more than you.

What if you no longer needed me?

Whatever would I do?

I watched you find your desk;

waving with timid hand goodbye,

I walked out from your sight,

before wiping the tear from my eye.

It seems I only blinked, and you grew

into my biggest fear; a teen.

Music blasting from your room;

calls from friends I’d never seen.

Arguments happened often;

though I tried not to raise my voice.

You wanted no rules to follow;

you left me without a choice.

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How I missed that child so small,

who looked up at me with trust;

How did that look so quickly change

into anger and disgust?

Some days I didn’t like you;

but know I loved you even then.

No matter what you said,

or how much you refused to bend.

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Those years passed more slowly

than the ones that came before.

But pass they did, and I for one am glad,

they will return no more.

I blinked again it seems;

and now you are grown;

holding in your strong arms,

a little baby of your own.

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I watch as you gaze into that little face

who looks to form a grin.

Your heart will be no longer yours,

but belongs to her since then.

My role in your life has changed my child;

I know that all too well.

know your heart has room,

for both of us to dwell.


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