Shadorma November: Child of mine

Another shadorma for Eliot’s daily challenge.


Child of mine,

though you leave my side,

carve your path,

know just this,

the world is not so wide that

you stray from my thoughts.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

24 thoughts on “Shadorma November: Child of mine”

    1. Cheers πŸ™‚ It’s a condensed form of the poem I wrote for today’s Yeats challenge. I’m sure you can guess which poem I chose. It’s husband’s birthday today and we had a bunch of children over yesterday to celebrate.

      1. Of course … I refrained from referencing that poem in the comment – as you know it is a favourite amongst too many favourite Yeats πŸ™‚

      2. One of the things I like about Yeast is that he was such a sensitive soul and yet such a silly arse at the same time. A real human being. He loved a lot and deeply, but couldn’t seem to see when it wasn’t reciprocated.

  1. Beautifully expressed, Jane. This speaks to me as our son is in his senior year in college, and our daughter graduated but may be leaving the state next year. We, as parents, need to let them fly, but oh how hard it is to let go. Heart-tugging for me. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Lauren. That wishing to help never stops. Ours are still at school or drifting around trying to decide what they want to do. We brought them up the wrong way. They have no ‘ambitions’ except to be happy and fulfilled. I just hope they succeed.

      1. I’m sure you didn’t do anything wrong. Sometimes, parents can do it all right and their children still stray in other directions. I have a feeling yours will be just fine. How can we expect youth to know what they want to be when they “grow up” when some adults don’t even know? πŸ™‚ If they’re happy, that’s one step in the right direction, too. Have a good weekend!

      2. Thanks Lauren. They tell us it’s because we taught them that there are more important things in life than having a successful career and making money. I can see the advantages now, but they’re too young. Have a wonderfull weekend πŸ™‚

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