watching the ache

how do you help your child

when they’re grown and larger than you

hurting deeply you know how they feel

there is nothing you can really do

you can’t rock them to sleep

you can’t sing them a lullaby

you can’t fix this enormous boo-boo

with a band-aid or cookie high

watching them ache torn apart

their understanding is gone

your own empathetic heart

aches for them to be strong

losing a friend at any age

rips open into a festering sore

altering their reality in shocking pain

a parent’s love can’t fix anymore


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    • Thanks so much! and ps, but when you insert your http address in your comment, you get sent to spam automatically!! just an fyi! I reached in the black hole and pulled you back out! hahaha

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