Little Boy

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Parenthood is an amazing thing. Yet, as time flies by and people grow older everyday, insecurities seem to prop up in the mind. Many parents, begin to wonder whether their children will remember them when they grow up, whether they’ll love them as much as they do when they are young and helpless. And yes, my Mother is one such woman who feels the pangs of getting farther and farther from her beloved son, who has no place for her in his heart. Yet, she carries on with a smile on her face, like it really doesn’t matter at all. My poem is based on my perspective of the entire situation.

You go to the grocer,
to the woman next door
Oh, you can go alone no more!
Your little boy wants to tag along.

He yells, he shrieks
He can’t be consoled
with words of love, that are often told
Your little boy wants to tag along.

He errs, he blunders,
You reprimand
Somehow he always escapes your hand
Yet, your little boy wants to tag along.

Then one fine day,
He errs again, you chide
but he bothers not to hide
Your little boy no longer cares.

As time goes by,
Silence prevails
In hurting you, he never fails
Your little boy no longer cares.

He embraces solitude,
lives his solitary life
No longer needs you by his side
Your little boy no longer cares.

And then, quite vexed
he decides to say,
His bills no more you need to pay
Your little boy has grown up.

Daddy never cared for him
Is all what he feels now,
’cause daddy lost his cool somehow
Your little boy has grown up.

Oh, how chimerical bondings are!
Today you’re close, tomorrow far
Should you embrace the closeness you feel?
Once a little scar, will it ever heal?

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