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Lucie
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0 posted 11-15-1999 12:50 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

I watch you sleeping.
Your face so peaceful.
I want to tell you how sorry mommy is.
That I have failed you
and can not give you all that you deserve.

Regrets.. thatís the one thing I have plenty of.
I regret that I let the depression conquer me.
I regret that I have no fight left in me.

Iím so sorry..

I saw the frustration in your eyes
as I once again had to tell you
we were losing something else.

Another something in a long list of somethingís
that you have had to sacrifice.

Forgive me babyÖ.

I brush the hair from your forehead and make another promise.

Another promise in a long list of promises
that I have had to make.

Tomorrow I will try harder.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-15-1999 09:24 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Lucie, being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Kids don't come with instruction manuals and we just have to learn as we go along. One of the nice things about kids is often they don't even recognize our mistakes
Lucie
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2 posted 11-15-1999 09:28 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you for your reply
RSEvans
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3 posted 11-15-1999 10:39 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

I am amazed at how often I let my son down no matter how hard I try and then I remember something I once told my father. It's not the wants but the needs that matter and never once did he let me go without that which I needed and seldom did he get what he wanted. It's the wants we cry over but the needs we appreciate the most.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
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4 posted 11-15-1999 10:43 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Lucie: I know there aren't any words that will lessen the hurt you feel when you have to say no and wish you could say yes... but you're giving plenty of love... and in the end, that's what all of us need and remember.
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5 posted 11-15-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You have not, and could not, fail them, Lucie, not with the love you have for them. We can't give many people all that they deserve but we can give them what they need and I have no doubt you do that. They will come to know it, too.
Andrew Scott
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6 posted 11-15-1999 07:18 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Lucie: Very powerful and very sad... but with a glimmer of hope for a better tomarrow. I hope it shines through

Just recently my daughters were in the midst of celebrating their birthdays and when I thanked my father for the wonderful gifts he bestowed. He made this statement: "Just trying to do for them what I could not do for you." My response to my father, and I truly feel this way, was that I was never wanting for the things that mattered and if ever there was a time that I may have done without it was never within my perception. I think that comes from having very loving parents. I know you're doing double duty, but you have the love to stand up to the task. I wish you well.
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