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mamabear

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Yesterday I spent a few hours working on a book I have started to write. All of a sudden a few lines of a poem came into my head so I decided to see what I could do. This is what I wrote for my D. She turns 14 tomorrow.

Steele Embrace

The days were long, the nights were longer
The demon inside trying to grow stronger
I held it down, we held each other
an embrace of steel between child and mother

And even when the voice was loud
enveloped by that big black cloud,
I knew that you could hear my plea
I knew that you would come back to me

Your battered soul knew to trust in me,
To let me kill the thing that we could not see
Only guided by my unconditional love
and unseen angels from above

"To the moon and back" we'd always say
as your true soul grew stronger every day

The tears we cried could fill an ocean,
the highs and lows of raw emotion
We've learned so much about what matters
and it is not money or cars or corporate ladders

It's the salt in our tears and the blood in our veins
Because after the battle, all that remains
Is the steel embrace as we hold each other
the unbreakable love between child and mother


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Yesterday I spent a few hours working on a book I have started to write. All of a sudden a few lines of a poem came into my head so I decided to see what I could do. This is what I wrote for my D. She turns 14 tomorrow.

Steele Embrace

The days were long, the nights were longer
The demon inside trying to grow stronger
I held it down, we held each other
an embrace of steel between child and mother

And even when the voice was loud
enveloped by that big black cloud,
I knew that you could hear my plea
I knew that you would come back to me

Your battered soul knew to trust in me,
To let me kill the thing that we could not see
Only guided by my unconditional love
and unseen angels from above

"To the moon and back" we'd always say
as your true soul grew stronger every day

The tears we cried could fill an ocean,
the highs and lows of raw emotion
We've learned so much about what matters
and it is not money or cars or corporate ladders

It's the salt in our tears and the blood in our veins
Because after the battle, all that remains
Is the steel embrace as we hold each other
the unbreakable love between child and mother

Ah that's so beautiful! What an amazing poem that really shows the battle you have gone through. Thanks for sharing it.
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Very touching to me ,and I'm sure to all moms and dads here who know just what you are writing about.
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Beautiful! [smile]
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Lovely - made me cry as my D and I always say "to the moon and back" and have started to add "and a bit further".
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Happy 14 to your gorgeous smart and talented girl. We have been with you since the beginning and love you mamabear......yesssssssss to recovery!!!!!!
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Oh my dear MamaBear ... that is one of the strongest and most beautiful things I have read for a long time.  You are talented as well as indefeatable.
Much love to you and your gorgeous girl and a very very very HAPPY Birthday :-) x
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Nicely done, mamabear. Happy 14 Birthday to your gorgeous, talented and brave girl!
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Beautiful. Wishing you both a wonderful day.
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That brought tears to my eyes as you so beautifully articulated your journey in poem.  In some ways our approach with our D's has been similar - although they are so many years apart in age.  I know that your lessons learned and determination to battle for  your D is what got her where she is today.

May she have the most wonderful 14th birthday.

sending strength and hope

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Tears, mamabear, this poem truly touches my experience and emotions.
Thank you!

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Wonderful mamabear.  Hope d has a fab birthday.  I am sure you will all have a great time.  Your poem is such a beautiful expression of all that your battle has entailed and your faith in your d's recovery. Inspirational. x
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Happy birthday to your daughter. May this coming year be her best ever (and yours, too)!

Hugs!

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I just gave her the poem. I typed it up in pink ink in a picture if her and I,

She cried and gave me a huge hug... Then she asked if dad wanted to read it... I told her he already did and she said " of course".

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Aw, MamaBear, you're the best!!
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What an AWESOME poem MamaBear! Hope D has a great year! Happy Birthday to your D.
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Just had to bump this again.,,

D has this poem in her room. She said she likes to read it once in awhile.

Really feeling for everyone fighting this battle. Several close to me are having rough times right now.


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That's amazing, what a talent to be able to write .
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Mamabear, I am sure many of us feel as grateful as I am for your sharing even after your d's full recovery. The poem is beautiful! Wish your d a wonderful b-day filled with goodies that she and the family will enjoy!
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SO beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!
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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Happy Birthday to your daughter.  May it be a year filled with much health, happiness and joy.
Your poem brought tears to my eyes.  It's as if you took the words right out of my mouth and the feeling right out of my heart.  Seems like all us mom's share the same feelings.  You are an inspiration for me to keep going.
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I posted this last May... Just FYI- not her birthday currently. I just wanted to up the thread for the new folks.
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I am re sharing this for Mother's Day,..
To all of you who love your children fiercely.
D turns 15 now in a few weeks!

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Powerful words in this poem it's beautiful , it made me cry. Happy birthday to your daughter .thanks for sharing .
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