I wrote this poem about Lauren sometime last year. I’d like to share it with you.
Child of Mine
Child of mine
Defenseless and trusting,
Your dreams go unexpressed
Destined to another’s whim?
Peril or protection is your fate?
Sunshine in your smile
Radiant spirit charming all
Face, luminous with inner light
Your winsome wiles warm my days.
A Music Lover
Joy filled notes brighten your face
You dance in your heart
Melody the heartbeat of your soul
Composes the anthem of your life.
If you would like to read other poems and essays by moms of individuals with developmental disabilities, please check out the work of the Writer’s Group of Family Caregivers sponsored by the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/boggscenter/projects/Writers_Group.html