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Racing "Babies"

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BSC
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0 posted 02-27-2000 07:52 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for BSC

As I see him putting on the helmet, strapping himself in, ready to fly down the track....
This son of mine, the eldest, trying to beat the wind, watching the lights, he's ready....
As he leaves the line, my heart beating wildly
with anticipation, a silent prayer-be careful boy...
Ten seconds later, he's won, it's over...for now---
His younger brother runs to meet him, rips open the hood, checks everything over....
Tires, guages, battery...we sit and wait till it's time for round 2...
While waiting, my mind wanders back, these 2 young men - yesterday they were my babies....
Not too long ago I held them, rocked them, and played so carefully with them...
I could keep them safe, I could keep them away from any harm...
What happened?? Here they are, these young men, and their Dad anticipating the next run....
It's the three of them, together, loving what they are doing and enjoying this precious time...
Bonding in a special way that will stay with them always, memories to keep forever...
And I sit, I worry, I pray and I will each Saturday until the snow flies again...
"Lord, thank you for this time they have, that they are healthy enough to be able to do this racing thing, and please, bring them all home safely."
These "babies" of mine, who ask "Where'd you get the grey hair?" ------ I wonder???



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1 posted 02-27-2000 08:34 PM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

It's so hard to let go and not worry when our "babies" have grown.  I really enjoyed this.  Makes me think of my own "babies" and how when they were little I believed I'd always be able to keep them safe.  Wonderful poem!
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Childomine, thanks for reading this, just getting ready for them to start again for the year.....it's scary, but, what's a mother to do?
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Great poem! I understand the stress. All moms have it for one reason or another! All we can do is pray.  

Denise
 
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