The Eyes (Poem)

She didn’t understand my pain,

I didn’t understand her pain,

I was too young to understand pain,

Her own struggles made it hard to see my pain,

We were a mother and child in pain.

I’m now raising children,

They have behaviors that cause me heartache,

I can see the hurt I brought my parents because of these children,

I can look back and see the heartache,

We don’t always realize that so many parents get hurt by their own children.

It’s my past and the present that opened my eyes,

I see the hurt in my parents eyes,

I see the hurt in the children’s eyes,

I see the hurt in my own eyes,

I now see how important it is to pay attention to the eyes.

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