Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Somewhere a Mother is Crying

My sweet little boy just took a shot
Somewhere a mother is crying
Sometimes he asks "Will it hurt a lot?"
Somewhere a mother is crying

We check his sugar several times a day
Somewhere a mother is crying
When his sugar is high, we go out and play
Somewhere a mother is crying

My son has diabetes and I feel sorry for myself
Somewhere a mother is crying
I worry about the long-term effects on his health
Somewhere a mother is crying

My boy is full of life
Somewhere a mother is crying
One day, I hope he has children and a wife
Somewhere a mother is crying

A mother somewhere has just lost her son
If only there was something she could have done
She learned of the cancer six months ago
Now she has had to let him go

She sobs and she grieves for the life he'll never live
She mourns because he had so much love to give
She cries because she misses him so
It was so hard letting him go

My son just came in and gave me a kiss
Somewhere a mother is crying....


Kerri. said...

Hi Penny. I just came across your blog merely by chance.

I love this poem. Did you write it? It is beautiful. Struck quite a chord with me.

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 19 years. I'm 26 years old now. There is life after diagnosis. Lots of it. Trust me.

Please visit me as I would be an honor to have you visit.

Sandra Miller said...

And right this moment -- after reading this post-- a mother in Wisconsin is crying.

Penny, I'm adding a link to your blog this morning.

Welcome to the Online Community.


Vivian said...

The poem is beautiful and I am so glad you are blogging. It is great to talk with each other in the CWD but so much more is said in these quiet moments of reflection that is our blogs. You are doing a great job. Can't wait to see much more from you.

Anonymous said...

Your poem was so moving. I know how much you love Riley, I love him too. You do have so much to be thankful for. You have 2 very handsome boys and you are a wonderful mother. Yes, somewhere there is a mother crying every minute of every day. I thank God that He gives us the strength and guides us through these days that seem so difficult. See how God has blessed you by helping you to see that you are truly blessed, of course you will cry many more times because a mother feels her child's pain, a mother would give her own life for her child. I loved your poem. Thanks for sharing it.

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Cathy said...

Penny, this poem is beautiful. We're so proud of the way you are handling this.
Lots of Love,
Aunt Cathy
(Riley's Great Aunt)