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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Patience (08/21/08)

TITLE: Mom Plus One
By Charla Diehl
08/27/08


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Biting her lip, afraid to cry--
What to do when young love dies.

“Mommy, Mommy,” little hands tug,
She bends and smiles then gives a hug.

A happy photo mocks from the wall,
Wedded dreams when she had it all.

“Mommy, Mommy,” a hundred “why’s”
She answers some with just a sigh.

Her heart was stabbed by words so blunt,
Now for her child she fakes a front.

What happened to their “us” and “we”,
And all the plans they made for three?

“Mommy, Mommy, come play please.”
Candyland again? A smile and squeeze.

She’s scared, unsure of what’s ahead,
Her shattered future now is dead.

“Mommy, Mommy,” The day wears on,
Requests/demands from a little son.

Tired and broken, frazzled, undone,
She holds tight to her precious one.

“Mommy, Mommy, tuck me in.”
She does so with a patient grin.

In her room she sits and stares,
Unloads her fears to God in prayer.

He feels her pain and loves her so,
Through this trial He’ll help her grow.


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Sunny Loomis 08/29/08
I like this. I can feel the emotion. Children don't understand, and parents don't know what to do. This mother is wise as she goes to the Lord. Very nicely done.
Jan Ackerson 08/29/08
Touching, moving poem.

Despite the "patient grin", this may be a bit short on the topic; it's really more about single parenthood.

A Christian singles organization might be interested in this; it's very well done!
Patricia Turner09/03/08
This reminded me of the struggles my sister faced raising a son on her own, so it speaks to my heart. Single motherhood, especially when young, inexperienced, and unsure, requires a lot of patience. Extremely well done.