Roger Dodd

Rookie (November 23,1965 / Tinker Air Force Base)

When It Hurts Enough To Cry - Poem by Roger Dodd

When it hurts enough to cry,
Like when your parents give you up, and you don't know why.
Parents just like my own,
Didn't want anything to do with me, till I was grown.
Why do some parents give up their kids,
Do they ever regret later that they did?
My parents weren't there through the teen years,
Or seeing me graduate which brought me tears.
I hardly heard I love you son,
When growing up, I can't remember having any fun.
Something my dad said has always stuck in my head,
When I was five he said he wished I was dead.
Doesn't he know my heart was torn?
I never did ask to be born.
Parents are suppose to love their kids,
And it will show later what a good job they did.
They say you can't choose your mom or dad,
Cause if I could I wouldn't be so sad.
But I always remember what Jesus said,
''Always love your mom and dad.''

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  • (3/26/2007 9:55:00 PM)

    I thought this poem was good. your good at your poems keep it up (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 27, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 11, 2012

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