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Teenager Awakens!
by Bonnie May

Saturday, April 12, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Mine are over, this is for those that are not.


 

Teenager Awakens!
 
You sacrifice so your children can have, and fulfill all their needs.
You teach them about love, respect and plant many seeds.
You sit up all night when they are sick and pray they’ll be alright.
You never think twice about it, losing sleep the entire night.
 
You bandage all their boo boos and kiss them with tenderness.
You expect this of yourself and will accept nothing less.
You hold them when they’re tired and stroke their little heads.
You read to them wonderful stories before you tuck them into beds.
 
How much you love these children, they’re everything to you.
You don’t mind the sacrifices; to you they seem quite few.
Then one day a teenager awakens and looks at you like you have two heads.
You can see nothing of the child you raised or the ones you tucked in bed.
 
They look at you with such confusion, having no idea what you’ve said.
They watch TV & lay around all day like their behinds are made of lead.
You close your eyes and shake your head & hope the moments pass.
Just like Joseph’s famine, for seven years those teenage years will last.
 
Written by,
Bonnie May
 
 
 
 
 

 


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Reviewed by John Leko 4/13/2008
...you could not have said it better...and better it will become.
well written Bonnie...
John
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/12/2008
the change from child to teen can be so heartbreaking for parents--
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/12/2008
Didn't Nebuchednezzar eat grass for 7 years, too? AND THEN he came to his senses. This is really cute, Sis, and all too true.
But take heart, parents of teens--this too will pass away--someday they will be your cherished friends.

Love, Connie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/12/2008
Most of those (including three of my own) seem to find their way, thank God. I was an educator in high school for a lot of years so I know that of which you write here, Bonnie. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/12/2008
Some how they grow up and some are a big surprise.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/12/2008
It is hard to be a parent to teenagers, especially nowadays! All we can do is pray for them, love them, hope that they make the right choices in life.

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/12/2008
The stages I feel as an infant to adulthood all have a reason, We might not ever know the reasoning,,lol,,, but,, it is what it is.
Have a great weekend Bonnie
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/12/2008
Bonnie, don't be so happy so soon, when we survive our children's teens there comes their children's teens and we get a full dose of those mild nightmares all over again, and if you live longer...well, a third generation which will pull you to sainthood!

Georg
Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/12/2008
I have seven teenagers...ah, the glories of a teenager...I loved the third to the last line the best! hee, hee...
There are days that I think if all of us survive these teenage years it will be a miracle!

Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/12/2008
LOL - boy, howdy, you've captured it perfectly, Bonnie, well done! Trouble is, they start the teenage attitude much earlier - lasts longer - WAHHHHHHHHH! What's a Mama to do?

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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