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I wrote this for my mother to tell her how grateful I was for her standing by me in my toughest years. We never communicated well so this was the next best way of telling her I loved her.

I disappointed my mother a lot during my teenage years and for that I was sorry. Soon after giving her this poem, we both opened up and now we get on better that we ever have in years! !

Hopefully if one of you are looking for a way to open up to a friend or a family member, try writing it in a poem. It works wonders - trust me.

A Few Visitor Comments

Corrie
This poem was sent to me by a really special, once in a life time, true friend, who, unconditionally, has done so much to guide me, support me, that it is I who should have discovered this poem and sent it to her. Thanks, the words really touched my heart, in more ways than one. Thank you for being my friend.
sharon
Was looking for something like this to add to a collage that features a family portrait. this really moved me & I'm using the last verse for my project. I wish the poet stayed in touch w/ this site so that I could tell her myself
Venessa
I Love it just lik mty life -peace out
megan
this is all about me and my mom and this is really good

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Many Times In My Life

Many times in my life I have disappointed you,
and begun to stray.
But you have pointed me in the right direction,
and sent me on my way.

Many times in my life I've needed a helping hand,
and someone to pull me up.
It was you who gave that helping hand,
and always cheered me up.

Many times I've been sad and down,
and taken it out on you.
But you stood by me and comforted me,
In times that I was bad.

Many times I've needed support,
and to know someone was there.
It was you who held me up,
and showed me how to care.

Many times I've wanted to tell you this,
But never got a chance.
You have helped me out in life,
and got me where I am.

You were there for me through thick and thin,
You never gave up on me and you taught me how to care.
From the deepest of my heart I want to say I love you,
And to thank you for being there for me in times of good or bad.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Jessica
This poem was just what the doctor ordered I love it and so will my mom!
Gloria
this poem is a really nice one
gillian
This poem really touched me it made me realise how i have lost that love for caring so much for my eldest son,i do love him so dearly and this poem has made me a better person,in caring and loving him more.
DORENA
I love your peom! It rocks! Good job.
Mel
although I can't relate to your poem I wish I could its a great poem I dont get along with my mother at all though and wish I could I know that that will never happen though because shes a drunk maybe jo ann the lady that voted to your poem could help her out LOL but good work
Tammy
this was an awesome poem!
Joshua
very good
Dawn
Hello, Just wanted to say how much that poem really touched my heart. My Mother and I, has had a really tough life together. We fussed and fought and of course other typical teenage rebellion, and this poem really hit home with me. When I thought I was at my lowest moments with my mom, I read this poem and realize she has always been there when no one else has. Thank You for writing such a BEAUTIFUL! Poem that I am pretty sure has touched may hearts!
Natalee
this poem many time in my life. Is a excellent poem that you can base your life on. Reading this poem enlight a different aspect in life. It can related to God, mother, boyfriend, your family are your friend. I give this poem 100%. Let vote for it.
marwa
it touched my heart that I want to say to my best-friend how much i care about her but i never got the chance. GREAT POEM
Mom
This Poem touched my heart dearly. It was everything that we've endured throughout the years, but through all that we went through I thank god you turned out to be one wonderful person. Love you!
jessikah
This is such a a good poem, it's came from the heart,, ive tried writting poems about my father i lost. and i just cant well i loved reading this and im glad it changed ur life wid ur mother. jessikah
Katie
I really liked this pome coz it remindes me of how much i love my mom amd how we all should treat our parents with respect and do what they say cuz in the future it will be worth it alot and we will always have a mom or dad to go to when we may need help! So do all of your parents a favor and be as nice and loveing to them as you can no matter how much they might piss us off when we cant go do something. So please do them a favor and treat them with alot of respect! Thanks Katie
Micaela
this is the most prettest poem it truly touch my heart and my familys
Sabrina
Your poem left tears streaming down my face. My grandma passed awy three years ago, and yesterday was the anniversary of her death. She was my kindred spirit. your poem says all I wish Icould tell her now. Thank you.
jo ann
I am 38 years old and have been an alcoholic for 8 of these years. I am now in recovery free of alcohol although I will never be free of the disease. This poem touched me because my mother and father blamed themselves for my alcoholism I let them down so many times and broke their heart. I lost my mother last year from cancer so I wanted to let my dad know how much I love him for never giving up and for him to know he can depend on my from now on I am enclosing this poem along with my 30 day chip of sobriety in a letter to my father in Texas as I have recently moved to Arkansas. Thanks for putting into words what was right there in my heart, he will be pleased
samantha
This poem is very deep.
cestir
YOU KNOW WHAT I AM REALLY STRUCK WITH THIS POEM BECUASE IT ALWAY'S REMIND ME THAT LOVE YOUR MOTHER AS SHE SERVE EVEN WHEN THE TIMES YOU ARE A TODDLER.
Seda
I really loved this poem , it's because I wish I could give it to my mom if she was still alive. It did touch me a lot and God bless all parents.
Shawonda
I love this poem because it brings out me when I was little and and now that I am much older it makes me memorize myself an my parent's.
Kara
It was a very good poem with alot of heart!
kelly
Thank You for saying so beautiflly all the things I wished I had said to my mother face to face. and now thanks to you I can send this wonderful poem to her when I write her at her new home. She will be able to have a little peace of mind, that I really am Ok today. Thanks again my best to you, sister K
treina
you took the words out of my heart and express in a way that i never knew thanks
felicia
i give it a10
diana
this poem touched me soo much, i began to cry! great poem
Nicole
I really enjoyed the poem Many times in life because it reminded me so much of my sister and I Love my sister very much and can't begin to tell her why or tell her at all.
fefe
So nicely put into words it brought tears to my eyes cause it was how I felt about my mom. GREAT!
Saima
Such a touchy poem. It is directly touches the soul of a person. As mother relation is really a charisma of God. Without mother there is no beauty in this world. I Love my Mom very much
Jenny
This poem especially talked about my mother!This is a great poem to give to your mom to show that u really care and u do appreciate what they do for u. I am very , very close to my mother but there are somthings that i just cant talk to her about. But. She will always be my mommy!
Mandy
Thank you! I have been looking for something to explain how I feel about my husband and this describes my feelings almost exactly! I loved this poem. keep up the good work!
louby
this poem is great and i have used it in my school project for E x Arts i would love to meet the person who wrote this anyway again this poem is great
Ally
Wondelful poem!
Rianka
i love this poem!
ty
this is so true. I dont think i could have said it any better
Stefanie
I feel this has really touched me. My mother will soon go into testing for cancer and many other things. I am scared for her and don't want to loose another one so close in my life (grandmother) This really helped me realize how much I am thankful for!
Kay
MANY TIMES IN LIFE:-Butterfly. I enjoyed the poam so very much. Her words was so inspiring,heart- worming.It's was so wonderful,how she put her feelings of her heart into her beautiful expressed words Thank you for shering with others,I.
juliet
i was touched by this poem
jerome
So much power in so few words!!! We all should be thankful to our mothers like this poet must be.
nicole
this poem is very pretty and i lov it it explanes my life with my mom to the tee thank u for writing it
Chris
Your poem is amazing and it really hit me at the heart. Keep up the good poetry!
pear
i like this work . It is very nice your mother must be very happy and delight when her know that how much her daughter love her.
tammy
i just think it was a lovely poem and it reflected on my mum and i a lot
MIKE
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER MY MOTHER TOLD ME I WOULD THINK HER 1 DAY FOR BEING SO HARD ON ME.LAST YEAR I DID I'M 23 NOW I HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN 6YRS AND MISS HER VERY MUCH
hope
thats exactly how i feel sometimes and i think its so important to let your parents know how you feel anout them and all that they do. im only 16 but ive been through so much and everything i go through i feel they have gone through too. i love you mom and dad.
Holly
This was awesome poem truely says it all
Ashley
This is a great poem it tells exactly how many people feel toward their parents, i perticuarly like it because it pertains to both parents rather than just one.
Ron
Your poem has made a tough old ex-marine have feelings that I thought were forever lost. My own Mother is gone some years now, but the words you wrote brought back memories of times long gone now when I was a young boy and my Mother was the only person who could chase all your fears away with just a hug. Thank you for the memories.
Dawna
This is such a powerful poem, it really touched me.
Alisha
There is just one word for this poem. Wonderful!

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