Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Parenting Is A Commitment - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Parenting is a commitment,
Devoted to sacrificing...
For the rest of one's life.
And sometimes creating division,
Between those who chose...
Having a child or two Or more,
Would be a delightful gift from heaven...
To always protect as if treasures kept.
Until those treasures kept,
Begin to feel like anvils...
Not the 'angels' once prayed to get.
Strapped to hang forever,
Like burdens carried around their necks.

And yet those who are parents,
Often become perplexed...
As to why such 'gifts' given,
To want with wishes to cherish and defend...
Turn into such creatures,
Taking advantage of everything done for them.
To then be found on their knees to pray,
Asking God to help them find a way...
To not appear ungrateful for blessings received,
If He would only temporarily...
Grant them a visit with amnesia to forget,
What they wanted and wished with it believed...
Would be precious gifts kept to remember,
From the moment the arrival came for them to get.

'Dear Most Wonderful and Giving God,
It's me again.
About those children I prayed for and wanted?
Is there a way you can make them 'children',
Once more?
You know...
Cuddly and cute?
I admit I had once adored them then.
Is there a way YOU can help me,
Keep 'them' ignored?
At least six days a week? '

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2015

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