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Child in agony.

Parent watching powerless

to take pain away.

We share children’s pain…

from scraped knees to tragedies

to their misspent years.

If we didn’t love,

we wouldn’t feel the anguish…

wouldn’t share the joys!

Photo by Wonderlane from Unsplash

Copyright 2020 by Cheryl Batavia

Hello, everyone! It’s so good to be back! πŸ™‚ I have a new computer battery. Two new features, Archives and Categories, have been added to my site. Just click “Archives” at the top of the menu next to the folder icon, and you will find both of them there.

Over the next few days, I’ll be catching up on my emails. I know I’ll find some gems! ❀ All the best! Cheryl


  1. Such a beautiful poem for the most beautiful relation of all. From the moment we hold the tiny cuddly one for the first time, at every step each stab of pain or a flash of joy for the child is magnified manifold for the parent.

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  2. Thank you for this post, the thing that worries me and keeps me up at night and breaks my heart are my children and the children of the world. Any why as adults we do and allow bad things to happen to children, I just cannot understand, I would die for my kids anyday, anytime.

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    1. Pene, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I know what you mean, and that continues after they grow up! My mother still took an interest in my welfare when she was ninety and dying from Alzheimer’s!

      It is so tragic how some children suffer! When I was teaching, the more I knew about some students, the sadder it became. As a first-year teacher, I used to have nightmares about it. You, as a nurse, have demonstrated your willingness to die for the welfare of others. Too bad so many people turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the misery in the world.

      I hope you are doing well. All the best! ❀ Cheryl

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  3. Welcome back Cheyrl with a new computer too. That went fast! Hope you had a good break.
    Children are our future and you gifted us with a wonderful message as us as the gatekeepers into their souls. Thank you and Happy Labor Day!!!
    ❀️ Cindy

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      1. The leaves aren’t turning on the coast, but I was in the mountains a couple weeks ago and some were just starting to turn. It was nice to see them falling with the breeze.

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