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Letter to my Young Son in Correctional Center 'As the Wind Wispers Wise Secrets'
by susie harrison

Monday, April 29, 2002

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As the Wind Whispers Wise Secrets

Dear Son I want to say,
As we sit in the desert mountain high,
The cool, crisp breezy air and cool sun to our backs,
You, my son, have no where to run or to fly.

You were so loving when you were 3,
You spoke wise, empathetic words when you were five,
And at ten you took the littler guys under your wing,
But when you turned 12, you knew nothing but to connive.

As you hit 14, you wanted the world,
The independence you sought was at a high price.
My tearful words of advice fell upon deaf ears,
As your misconstrue d infinite wisdom,
Lead you astray to a life of pain and fears.

I pleaded for you, The Mama Bear,
I was called.
But my intervention was not my wisest move,
Eventually your justice heard your beckoning call.

Now I must visit you is such a far place,
No bars but only sagebrush, harsh weather, and distance,
Keep you in your determined place,
Away from society, away from all circumstance.

But it is a blessing, as I have now learned,
That you have been held away for so long,
Your body has become healthy,
And slowly your mind and conscience grow strong.

I know internally that you crave to hang on
To your previous life,
But as you grow and learn under strict instruction each day,
If you come out with new knowledge, there will be less strife.

Grow, my boy, into a fine, young man,
With integrity that you missed learning,
In your endless fight to become your own person,
And become the man I know you can be.

Your potential is tremendous,
Your spirit has the power to change worlds,
With just your wise words,
Of one who now knows.

I love you, my son.
Remember; don’t go chasing Waterfalls,
Stick with the rivers and the lakes that you’re used too,
I know you are becoming a man,
But don’t forget the mother who always stood beside you!

I love you infinity x infinity
Mom



Scott at four,
"Mommy, I love you more than you do",
"Nope, Scott, I love you more than that."
"No, Mommy, I don't agree (he talked like that),
I love you more than ice cream."
"Well Scott, I love you more than the sun and the moon,"
"I love you more than that" I reply in competition'.
"I love you infinity" I said knowing I had him whipped. Then I briefly explained that infinity was forever
Little Scott, once so wise responded with a twinkle in his eyes,
"But I love you infinity times infinity"
Oh so long since you last said those words!

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Reviewed by susie harrison 12/4/2009
Update:
Scotty was shot and killed....UNARMED...by police in a chase on November 8, 2009 when he was 23 years old. Our hearts weep, I miss him so much. His life was struggle, and now it is gone.
SusieQ
(Mom)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/21/2004
(((susie)))

(((HUGS))), love and tears...beautiful :(

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 10/13/2003
This has me crying, my nephew sounds a lot like this. God bless them both and their Mommy's. :)

JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 9/24/2003
Loved you more than Ice Cream. That's BIG LOVE for a four year old :)
Heartfelt words to your straying son Susie.
Reviewed by Marco Landi 1/31/2003
I felt the pain in your heart......
Reviewed by Audrey Cooper (Reader) 4/30/2002
this is sad but a beautiful write.
I too have experienced this with a children
not only do they mess up their lives, but break their mothers heart. We love our children unconditonally, but who is always there no matter what but a "MOTHER."
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/29/2002
Waht a heartwrenching piece. As a mom, this brough tears to my eyes to read your expression of love. Funny...I say "No matter how much you say you love me, I love you that times 7" Oh the things we moms say and do huh?
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 4/29/2002
Wonderful and deep expression of love--absolutely, thank you for sharing!
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 4/29/2002
I'll not soon forget "infinity times infinity". Thank you.
Josie
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/29/2002
How sad yet so much love here, I have a dear friend in the same situation only her son is in prison. I do pray that all will turn out well. You have exposed your soul here and you have done it well. Heartfelt write, God bless you and your son. Floria
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 4/29/2002
True and profound expression of love. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by D. Enise 4/29/2002
This had me in tears..So touching and heartfelt..A child going through such trials, fighting to fit, to be seen, and take the wrong path, is so very difficult and so very painful to watch. My heart and prayers go out to you both!!
*hug*
~Jen
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