parent

ALL UNDONE.

All undone,
as he does,

 

Ingrid knows,
every time

 

picks on her,
punishes,

 

nothing new,
but she knows

 

afterwards
even when

 

the wounds go
and pain stops,

 

it will come
like seasons

 

once again.
Her mother

 

is too weak
to stop him,

 

too frightened
to say boo

 

or say no,
and as she

 

walks over
the bombsites

 

with her friend
Benedict,

 

listening
to his talk

 

of brave knight
fighting bad

 

with sharp sword
or strong bow,

 

or share his
bag of sweets

 

or soft drinks,
in London’s

 

50’s streets,
being his

 

high lady
in distress,

 

or be there
by her side,

 

9 years old
as she is

 

but seeming
much older,

 

his friendship

and sharing

 

and boyhood
Robin Hood

 

sort of love
and sharing,

 

makes the days
of darkness

 

of wounding
punishments

 

easier
and her mind

much bolder.

 

 

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No longer safe

There was a time we played outside half the night
Til evil filled our lives with worry and fright
The laughter and peace is replaced with anger and grief
No longer do we feel safe anymore
for danger and hatred is behind every door
Their joy comes from filling our days with fear
By threatening the lives of those we hold dear
Times have changed for the worse I see
Please Lord protect my baby and bring him home safely to me

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Parents Prayer

Long are the days when a parent waits and prays
Prays for their children to live a joyful life
Prays that their days are full of enjoyment not strife
Yet here we all stand
Afraid of every woman and man
Who do we trust and how can we know
if they will be safe when we let them go?
My heart is heavy with sadness and worry
For there are dangerous people
filled with evil and fury

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The events from Dec 14, 2012 are weighing heavily on my mind and sometimes poetry helps me let it out.

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The Children Of 9/11/2001

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9/11 Poems

Some of them were too young
to remember what went on,
two and three years old
they just started the parent, child bond.

Others would remember that day
as they sat back and cried,
not growing up with their parent
for ten long years, they were denied.

Remembering those lost today
children's hearts, still torn in two,
looking at names engraved in stone
for the entire world to view.

Copyright Cynthia Jones
Sept.11/2011

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written on the tenth anniversary.

The Match

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2011

Watching the two of you
Sit there and let everything
Just be, is just like, well
It’s like watching a staring match
But you have someone else
That is on your side
She distracts you
To the point I think you’re gonna lose
But then she fights with you
Making you so frustrated
But yet you won’t leave her
So I am watching a staring match
With her on your side
And my dad and I on the other
So why is it then
That I feel like we are losing?

~Chrystal
Written on
October 1, 2011

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This one is yet another about Tom ___. But it is also about my confusion with him and hs new f*** buddy. Because he wont let either one go and yet he wont find the time to meet dad. Like I said, it feels like dad and I are losing.

Daughter of Mine

Dedicated to Alexis & Ariana Bragg
---------------------------------------------

And parents
pass down from themselves
their traits
Pieces of themselves
unto their children
and their children
share a resemblance
to those who created them
Do you have my eyes?
No
Do you have my nose?
No
My hair, my ears
my height, my lips?
No
But you do have
a piece of me
In more ways
than one
you have my heart
dear daughter of mine
Fill it with love
With compassion
With forgiveness
Open it up to the world
Let them embrace you
for exactly who you are
Be strong,
but not invincible
Be careful,
but not afraid
Be brave,
but not negligent
Scream when you have to
Cry when you need to
Fall to pieces
when you feel
There's nothing
left to do
But be sure
to pick yourself up
and look into
the mirror
Breathe deeply
Find yourself again
Remember that
You are free
You are strong
You are beautiful
And most of all...

You are loved

dear daughter of mine

Feb 19 / 201

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a poem for two amazing twin girls!

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