" I am not other Mother's,' my magical Mother offered me
already she was opening up mine eyes, to more fully see
Simply, all because I wanted what any other silly kid .. 'did'
She honored her very soul responsibility to self, nary to rid
'Mom, can i stay overnight for my girlfriends' pajama party,"
I felt surely safe to ask her, at our lovely home, ever safely
I have remembered her powerful words for decades, already
A person who could hold herself high and forever,elegantly
Now, I have become an ' Amazing Mommy' to one dear Son
We've shared a series of hellish hardships; battles 'hard-won'
The 'times'are tougher with the advent of modern technology
Wishing saying, ' No,' to a sleep-over, was only trial.. to be
Seeing peer's replace 'Parents' is beyond .. misery already
Feeling my only Child's pain as he passes through puberty
Makes my heart swell up with compassion for his woes
This 'new age' is placing youth under pressure; precariously
So many dreams.. I witness.. being dashed to dismal shore
Yet, a whole wide world, still left to most hopefully explore
Others have sold him packs of lies as only thieves, are able
Thank Goddess, my Baby K at close to 19 is sane and stable
Today's uncultured culture are passive-aggressive at mere best
Good thing, I held mine close and kept him on nurturing breast
The first formative years are those that count most importantly
Of wretched emotional vampires; he will soon set himself free
Teach your Children by primary example; to speak up for self
Or Goddess-almighty, no book will ever leave its' clever shelf
Own your power by speaking your mind; thus to do the same
'Get over yourself,' and never riddle him with old, dead shame
Feel your emotion's, yet don't slap them onto his glorious face
Continue to prove to that you are the best; take action;' Amaze'
Fill him up with confidence and esteem shall be his strength
Do anything that is tall and mighty and go to any loving 'length'
Value him as he is the clearest vision .. of your unclouded mirror
See him clearly; show him only love, never bolt in vexing fear
Touch his tender core with consciousness he cannot afford, ignore
Don't take turns ever to keep track or lose .. of; to keep score
Offer him your heart, rather than dollar to spend on senseless thing
Make yourself 'measure up,' and pull his tenderest heart string
Share your triumph's and fill him full of light that may have been lost
Replace what is not real; with brave and courageous heart, embossed
Look him, regularly, in the eyes, so he can see he is more than fine
Never lose your gaze, for he views you as that of all that is divine
Allow him to come to you for need at any hour he feels fir or not
Never into the vise-grip of fears. allow him to be woefully caught
Aim as high as heaven ever permitted you to see him from thus, afar
Pluck the feathers, almighty, from the any enduring, long settled tar
Remind him, constantly, that you are there for him, in deed, always
Trusting your innate strengths.. will only further allow him to know \his!\
Or, ' How to be a Good Dad in 50 Steps'
For all of the beaten-down Momma's and whining non-paying
indigent schleps ..