All They Have Got

I am everything in my children's lives;
There is scarce little that they have
That doesn't come direct from me.
And sometimes this makes me proud
That I could be enough,
But more often not:
The first and usual thing I think
Is how I have let them down,
That I am all they have got.

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Brian Hodgkinson

Mon 25th Jan 2021 05:40

Heartfelt and true.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 23rd Jan 2021 19:38

Thank you Stephen. I know that they will be able to make their own way in the world someday and find and earn their own people and their own things, but I would have liked to be able to start them off with more than I've been able to. It just ended up that way.

This is a bit of a maudlin poem but it is chronological back-story to the sequence of meditations that I'm posting.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 23rd Jan 2021 16:34

An intelligent verse. Such simplicity and such a profound dilemma...

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