The Paths We Choose...

Songbird B By Songbird B, 31st Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2cm730mt/
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A tearful telephone call from a daughter disillusioned in love, can be the hardest call to bear...yet with age, comes wisdom and with wisdom comes choice.. The path we choose to take is down to us...No one can make that choice for you..

The Paths We Choose...


You dreamt a perfect life you'd share...
The fairytale up in the air,
that was how your life would be..
It didn't occur in reality..


Perhaps you set your hopes too high,
as you built castles in the sky..
And when the tears began to flow,
when heartbreak, brought you sad and low..

Your perfect man showed many flaws..
And Love's young dream was now no more...
You turned to me and asked me why..
How could love fade and start to die..?
My darling Daughter, can't you see..
Your broken heart is breaking me..?
Alas, Love is not a fairytale...
And sometimes, sadly it can fail..

Try to see there's compromise...
To keep this love of yours alive..
There are times when the road is rough,
but if you love each other enough..
You can both survive this test...
Come through it stronger than the rest..
What happens next, what paths you choose..
My daughter, is now down to you...




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Arguments, Choices, Emotional Pain, Heartache, Paths, Realisation, Reality, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Songbird B

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks for moderating that so fast Mark...\0/x

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author avatar Retired
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Age does make the child choose wisely. But at times, you never know the person till after it is too late and that does break a mother's heart.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Hello, Aiyanna..Such words of truth..Thank you for looking in on me..

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author avatar richardpeeej
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

I felt the words so clearly of the love between a mother and a daughter. The mother doing all she can to protect her daughter from the hurt of a lost love. The words in your poem pictures this situation beautifully Bev...I loved you poem...

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Why thank you Richard, so glad that you enjoyed this, and could feel the emotional connection between a parent and her child..It's great to see you on my page, thank you for your continued support on my work..\0/x

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author avatar Hedy Rose
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Oh, that actually made me cry. That was so beauiful. I alway feel my daughter's pain and it makes me sad when I can't help her.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Oh hedy Rose, I didn't mean to bring you to tears my friend..! I am so glad that you felt so touched by this..

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Songbird: I am so glad your daughter could confide in you and have your support. I think my daughter tries to shield me from her pain and that is not the way it should be.
Your words, in poetry, are so revealing and told so beautifully. Thank you, Songbird.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Age,wisdom and choice subtly lead us in the path that is a compromise with the events we encounter in our lives.

Beautiful poem, Songbird...I always enjoy your poetry.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Rathna, it is always a joy to see you my old friend.. I fear my poems are not as eloquent as the magic of yours, but you have always supported my work, and I bless you for that..

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Ivy, I actually have no children of my own, but I am very close to the young girl that is in this poem. I have known her since she was 13, and as she lost her mother when she was a small child, I became her substitute mum...She is now 41, and we are still as close...I am blessed to have her in my life.. Thank you for your wonderful and deeply touching comment..

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

A fine poem. I liked the line, "Alas, love is not a fairy tale."
Profound truth put in few words.

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

A wonderful poem filled with truth. I'm so glad that you were there support your friend in this difficult time. That can mean more than you realize. It is true that sometimes things don't always turn out the way we'd like in our lives, but if we are lucky we have someone there to help us see that there is still enough good out there in the world to make life worth it!

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

A wonderful poem filled with truth. I'm so glad that you were there support your friend in this difficult time. That can mean more than you realize. It is true that sometimes things don't always turn out the way we'd like in our lives, but if we are lucky we have someone there to help us see that there is still enough good out there in the world to make life worth it!

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Randy, lovely to see you on my page..Thank you for such lovely comments..

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

I loved this, excellent poem bravo! :-)

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

ps hugs to you and your daughter...I have been there...and, yes, life goes on...amazingly so and often better for the experience after the pain fades.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Many moms are moms, even without giving birth to the child, well done!

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Bridgitte, wow, that is a lovely thing to say, thank you so much for your kind feedback..

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author avatar Buzz
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

You've perfectly portrayed the deep bond between mother and child, my friend, when she can't stand detached from her hurting child. Touching poetry.

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you my dear dear friend Buzz...Your comments always mean a lot to me..

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author avatar Shashi Mehta
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Your daughter is very lucky to have you. A very lovely poem.

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author avatar Maria Malone
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Lovely poem so very touching.... As women we do feel the pain of those we love and offer our help with soothing and loving words and you were able to capture this so poetically!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Sbsoultely superb. Gave me a lump in my throat. You're such a wonderful poet, hon. Lovely!

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author avatar hestylim
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

This poem is beautiful, Songbird! Very wise and touching.. I can feel the warmth of mother's love in this poem..

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Shashi, Maria, Sheila and hestylim, for all looking in on me and leaving me smiling at your feedback. I appreciate each and everyone of you..\0/x

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author avatar rama devi nina
5th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks for another touching poem, Songbird. ;-)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Nov 2011 (#)

There is no love more tender, or poem... beautifully done Songbird...!

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author avatar Ella
12th Nov 2011 (#)

Well, this is what my mother must have felt yesterday, when I phoned in tears and told her my love story was over. This may not be easy on the mother, but it's damn hard on the daughter.
In your poem, you leave the door open for reconciliation. In my case, the break-up is final. i can only hope that this is for the better and that, who knows, some beautiful poems will come out of this. :)

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