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Kids on their way to school.

Come Home To Me

What did their morning look like before heading off to school?
Was it a morning of peace? Was the weather cool?
Was breakfast made? Had she rushed out the door?
Did it hurt at all when his head hit the floor?
Will the memory fade? Did he grab his gym bag?
Did she apologize for the words they had?
Did Dad say goodnight when he got home last night?
Did Mom say okay so they wouldn’t fight?
Did anyone suspect that the boy’s heart was alone?
Did the girl get through to her Mom on the phone?
Did they laugh at dinner while they cleaned up the plates?
Did they kiss goodnight and warn, ‘don’t stay up too late.’
Did they share any words the night before?
Did he nag his son to do one more chore?
Did she pass a smile to the lonely boy?
Will he ever see a day of joy?
Did she miss the bus from sleeping late?
Did she miss the bus and dodge her fate?
Was he feeling sick, but you made him go?
Don’t blame yourself. You couldn’t know.
Did the dog snuggle with her to heal her heart?
They yell and fight, did he not feel smart?
Did they talk, did they laugh, did they just give up?
Did they not know that he had enough?
Did she know how much she meant to me?
Will he grow up here like it’s supposed to be?
My heart is heavy, I can barely see.
I want my kids to come home to me.



  • emma

    December 5, 2018

    *Hugs* This is beautiful! I think about and worry about all of these things when I send my kids off to school each day 🙁

    • The Sunny Side

      December 5, 2018

      It’s so hard. I try to keep these things in mind when I with them, too. An extra hug, some extra ice cream–

  • momsbest10

    December 5, 2018

    I really enjoyed reading your poem. I fear for my kids when they are away so I can relate to what you are saying ❤️

    • The Sunny Side

      December 5, 2018

      Oh, thank you! I hate that this is something so many of us have in common.

  • mamaofthedrama

    December 6, 2018

    The depiction of a girl in a cape calling herself anxiety girl. Able to jump to any conclusion. That’s totally me. You’re not alone!

  • thegrowingcreatives

    February 17, 2019

    Aww. You’ve perfectly captured the struggle I think so many parents go through as their kids start to grow up and not need us as much

  • Mamie L. Pack

    February 17, 2019

    If so important to capture the moments when we can with these special people.

  • A Nation of Moms

    February 17, 2019

    So many thoughts, and as a mom I can totally relate. It’s tough to send our kids out there. So many things to worry about.

  • Sarah

    February 18, 2019

    Wow. Super touching and raw. And I can relate so we’ll. I feel like sometimes I’m an overly anxious mom… Then ibrralie the world really is a scary place.

  • teachworkoutlove

    February 19, 2019

    A beautiful poem and a mom reality. 💕

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