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family Haiku Poems Poetry

A gentle rhythm

Inhale, exhale, and repeat

Stave off all that’s bad

It’s so hard to start

But the pounding of my feet

And the sweat dripping

Keeps me sane

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Current Events family Haiku Poems Poetry

Cliff’s Edge

Watching her healing

Is terribly frightening

It’s like when a child

Gets close to an edge

You want to snatch them up and

Hug them tight to you

So you’re never scared

But, that’s the problem…you see

Because the healing

Is not about me

She has to heal for herself

All I do is watch

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Education Haiku parenting Poetry

Kids

Labor division

Is never equitable

Where kids are involved

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Haiku parenting Poems Poetry

Scar

Hard work is not done

In the moments or seconds

That come after pain

No, hard work is done

In the smile of encouragement

The breath of patience

The tears of frustration

Hard work is not just blood or sweat

Those are momentary…

Fleeting

Hard work is done

In the creation of the scar

And the faded memory it becomes

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family Haiku parenting Poetry

Reset

Sometimes in our lives

We need a break from it all

True for children, too

My fourteen year old…

Said she needed a reset

As a parent, it’s hard

Hearing you’re not wanted

But it’s a valid feeling

For a teen to have

Especially when…

So many things are going on

So, she’s at grandmas

With no phone, but lots of love

For her reset.

And as for me?

The waves crash in front of me

Teal and turbulent

Foaming with worry and tousled with love

For my kid who carries so much.

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Haiku parenting Poetry

Recurrence

I feel like I’m losing

Across the table, you stare

With hollowed out eyes

Eyes that scare me

Because I’m worried for you

Worried for all the feelings

I cant possibly help you manage

Not by myself. Not without help

And, don’t worry. We will get you help.

But in the meantime

I feel useless

Wishing I could take your pain

And fear

Ball it up and throw it far away

Crush it into dust

And send it up into space, letting it orbit around a star instead of your brain

But i can’t

I can’t do anything but stand by you.

And tell you I love you

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Haiku Poetry

Kids

Time easily slips

Seemingly slow, for the young

Crashing on the old

A child…a baby

Now moving out of the house

It’s the oldest tale

The mothers story

I knew time barreled toward me

Yet…I’m not prepared.