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#80075 - 11/17/06 07:57 PM Keeping Him Safe
FormerTexan Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12125
Loc: Denver, CO
This poem is another reflection of establishing relationship with the hurt boy of the past, and caring for him...

My boy is tired, he's been through so much
Exhausted, run down, and needing a crutch
He lacks a rest so needed, deserved
He's been through hell, so shocked, unnerved

I look at him sleeping, peaceful, at rest
He trusts me to guard this wondrous guest
I'll keep you safe in my care tonight
Fending off bad guys, I'll do what's right

I picked him up gently, took him upstairs
I walked with great care as he slept unawares
I laid him on the bed as if breakable
Feeling my duty to guard him unshakeable

I slowly pulled each cover in place
Observing the quietness over his face
Removing his glasses, I placed them aside
Even in slumber I'll be his safe guide

I looked at my boy as he slept peacefully
Wondering when I should leave him be
If I must keep watch through the night
I'll do so with love for him. This is right.


Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#80076 - 11/18/06 05:05 AM Re: Keeping Him Safe
Bobby Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
Andy, As I read your beautiful poem, I felt your exhaustion and how much you loved your child. I was there with you, and what I wanted to do at the end was to see you lay down beside him, your arm over him to protect him, and see you fall sleep there with him. You've been caring for him for so long. He's safe with you. He knows that. You're weary. If it's okay, I'll watch tonight while you both get some rest. Bobby

I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.

#80077 - 12/06/06 01:44 AM Re: Keeping Him Safe
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6845
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Andy, I love the way you relate to this stuff, the poetry in this forum is awesome and alive,


Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!


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