Wow... this poem is magnificent. The syllable scheme made me squeal with glee. Of course, you probably expected that from me.
Now everyone else... I'm sure that Erica was writing the emotions of guilt that would be portrayed by the mother in this situation, and not necessarily her personal opinions. What is reflected in this piece is what the mother feels.
I'll agree that we cannot blame anyone other than the son himself for these happenings. Not the mother, not the media, ~just~ the son.
Once again, this poem is truly wonderful and I am putting it into my library.
If I had your eyes, I'd be blind. For I can only see out of my own. ~~Carly Van Dort