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    I have no way of knowing all the roads down which you've walked
    the paths you chose or those imposed by all her wicked talk
    but with your words you take me there, so you are not alone
    in that basement prison, I watch you struggle on
    your broken heart defeated, unloved and so reviled
    Invisible reach out my hands to hold your inner child
    to whisper all the loving words a little boy should hear
    I know you couldn't understand, the reason's never clear
    when trusted parents spurn and hate it breaks a vital part
    and we are left with damage on our innocent, unstained hearts
    I say there is no answer to the question of why or how
    a hateful mother could betray the ageless implied vow
    but you my dear, don't have to bear the shame of misery's curse
    you are on the other side of the twisted road traversed
    full grown "this man" my friend you are a wonder to behold
    I see you stand to face the storm your future to unfold
    to choose a brighter, better path to set your feet to stroll
    shaking off the weight of pain that's taken its own toll
    I hope for you this freedom, to finally know your worth
    that you'll not base your self-esteem on an accident of birth
    but see your own fierce, loving heart, and passion be requited
    and all the wrongs this life has wrought for you I would see righted
    so never think you must for me cause your knees to bend
    I gladly celebrate you, because I am your friend.

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    DeepEclipse commented on priceless

    06-17-2009

    I love how you carry his burden with him. You don't just see it from a distance, you understand it. That's an excellent attribute to have and this poem expresses it well.

    IAMLIKEU commented on priceless

    06-12-2009

    This poem is an affirmation to the inner child that it is okay to be healed and free and continue living fully. I identified with the character in the poem, even though my mother was not hateful. She just did not know how to show love. We are all so damaged in this society.............these bracing words are a medicine for the ailing heart.

    StandingBear commented on priceless

    06-11-2009

    A guiding force you are, whether inherited or chosen. To extend one's self as a friend is only a natural human characteristic though many turn away. 9

    RHPeat commented on priceless

    06-10-2009

    I'm not sure the your shift in person presentation in (this man) works. Why not use (a man) or (my man)?

    tenderpoison

    06/11/2009

    "this man" is a reference to a specific person who often refers to himself by that phrase...I wrote the poem for him and that's the line that identifies him to himself (as if the rest weren't enough right...but that's why the strange phrasing.

    optimistic commented on priceless

    06-07-2009

    Ok take a break cause I need one after reading this one you should read these poems to your son to see how he reflects from inches, and then this one piece here this is great

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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