My Son


My Son
by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez

The memories of your childhood,

still linger in my mind. 

                                        How you used to run to me,

every time that you got hurt.


You would tell me

“Mommy, please kiss the pain away”.

Now everything has changed.

You’re no longer my baby.


                                      Where have you gone?  

 My most beloved son.

It's been too long,

since we last talked.


Some words were said,

that hurt us both.

 My son

what have we done?


Who are you?

 Where is my son? 

                             What have you done

with my beloved son?  


You're not a child

and not yet  man. 

What has become

of you my son?  



Has time erased me, 

 from your heart?  

Has life so hardened

up your heart? 


I looked into your eyes  

and I saw all of my  mistakes.

How do I reach you?

You are so far.



Can I still reach you?

You’re just too far. 

                               How do I make you understand?  

I realize, I also made mistakes.



Your words and actions  

Oh how, they pierced my heart.

I know, I hurt you. 

I’m truly sorry.



Let me kiss the pain away.

As I did so long ago.

                                  How do I make it okay?  


I do love you, with all my heart. 



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Thank you....

by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez on

for your kindness Abarmard and Anonymous ---.  The original poem was more about my pain. I  reworked the poem and in it showed that I realize that it was both of us that caused the pain. It was not only my son.

After two years of working on the issues, we are doing much better. Our mother/son relationship has become stronger. :o)




by Anonymous --- (not verified) on

I have read previous version of your poem, it was a torn on my heart with so much grieve.
I hope things are alright now.

Raising our kids are sometimes very challenging, the most important part is to stay by them with all ups and down, swallow our pain, guide them, and help them to find their own path...

Lean on Me by Anne Murray has been my family song during difficult times. Here is a portion of poem:

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on
If there is a load you have to bear
That you can't carry
I'm right up the road
I'll share your load
If you just call me
Lean on me when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
Till I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on
Lean on me...



by Abarmard on

Very sad. Hope you both begin to talk and communicate. Time will heal all wounds.