MWWwantsmore 52F
1594 posts
4/20/2006 5:14 am

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4/26/2006 5:00 pm


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use, but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?

So what is behind the story

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

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Kaliedascope61 43M
4084 posts
4/20/2006 6:04 am

what are you trying to do, make me get all teary eyed first thing in the morning!

Not gonna work, men don't cry damnit.

MWWwantsmore replies on 4/21/2006 3:13 pm:
Awww I like sensitive men

dasher121 37M

4/20/2006 8:21 am

    Quoting Kaliedascope61:
    what are you trying to do, make me get all teary eyed first thing in the morning!

    Not gonna work, men don't cry damnit.

Hell yeah!! that def hit me to low too early in the morning.....So now you have two dudes in different places at work trying not to cry and feel sentimental lol.

Seriously though, great post and one hell of a meaning behind it. The point you make is so very true.


MWWwantsmore replies on 4/21/2006 3:14 pm:
Thanks I think so too! I admire men who can show their emotions!

digdug41 50M

4/20/2006 2:02 pm

this is a very riveting poem and it truly does make me think about how I interact with my family vs strangers thank you for posting this

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MWWwantsmore replies on 4/21/2006 3:14 pm:
Makes you think doesnt it?

Jeepidiot 43M

4/20/2006 2:41 pm

Hi. Thanks for making me get all misty. As if I'm not feminine enough.

MWWwantsmore replies on 4/21/2006 3:15 pm:
LOL Have to throw one of these in once in a while!

mycin62 55F

4/20/2006 8:17 pm

Family, the word that the world revolves around.

MWWwantsmore replies on 4/21/2006 3:15 pm:
So true!

pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

4/21/2006 9:46 am

Thank you for this. Today of all days this hit home. We found out today that my step dad is dying.

MWWwantsmore replies on 4/21/2006 3:15 pm:
I am sorry to hear that My thoughts are with you and your family!

rm_simplysophia 47M/38F
140 posts
4/22/2006 5:11 pm

a beautiful poem. although i have been away from my family for four years now (i left my home country bulgaria four years ago), i still cant live without their love and support. thanks to the advances in communication i can not only talk to them, but see their faces. its cool. btw, i never felt not being loved, what a great parents i have.

MWWwantsmore replies on 4/23/2006 3:21 pm:
Good for you, its great that you have such wonderful parents!

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