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My Son The Man

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Suddenly his shoulders get a lot wider,
the way Houdini would expand his body
while people were putting him in chains. It seems
no time since I would help him to put on his sleeper,
guide his calves into the gold interior,
zip him up and toss him up and
catch his weight. I cannot imagine him
no longer a child, and I know I must get ready,
get over my fear of men now my son
is going to be one. This was not
what I had in mind when he pressed up through me like a
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: son
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Dr Antony Theodore 23 April 2020
I cannot imagine him no longer a child, and I know I must get ready, get over my fear of men now my son is going to be one. life and its surprises. tony
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Carlos Echeverria 05 January 2018
I love how she metaphorically uses the breaking of Hudson River ice to describe childbirth in the heat of the moment.
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 05 January 2018
Children could not help but grow up as men and women one day........the feelings of which expressed so touchingly.......outstanding........thanks for sharing
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Bernard F. Asuncion 05 January 2018
Sharon, such a great poem.??????
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 January 2018
'Get over my fear of men now my son'! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Rajnish Manga 05 January 2018
Extremely beautiful. A son or a daughter never seems to grow old in the eyes of a mother. As such the realisation comes very late and that too with a tinge of surprise. Thanks, Sharon.
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