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Although this is not my personal story, my life reflects this situation slightly. I've known women who've had to go through this and I admire them so much.

I was talking to a friend of mine who struggled to make it on her own with her babies and she did a remarkable job. Single parenthood is difficult, to say the least - for both women and men.

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Jasmine
I LUV that poem too because I AM A SINGLE MOM
April
This is awsome! I'm a single mother and that is just what I needed to read.
nichole
That poem is very true I am a mother of three and in the surgical tech program. My children have everything they want and need and I have done it on my own
MISUNDERSTOOD
THIS IS SUCH A Beautiful poem it gives me strength when i think there is none left.

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Her Will

Lonely words on doorstep the day he walked away.
Left behind a shattered woman, two children out at play.
Which way to turn? She pondered as the night grew darker still.
A withy woman she was not, yet, had to find the will.

Sidewalk beneath her footsteps. each day a search for work.
Had to find a way to live - could not remain a clerk.
Cashed in the life insurance to attend the school at night.
Never would she give up - no, not without a fight.

Now, a nurse at thirty, she's made their house a home.
Proud of her accomplishments and doing it on her own.
Two children, steady, strong are they, she takes with her great joy.
The love and faith of three - the one did not destroy.

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Fancy
This poem is so touching,I can relate to this . I am a single mother of 2 and the same happen to me. But like you, I was strong and took care of my girls . And we are all doing wonderful . Thank you for this wonderful poem . This is what inspires others to not give up. God Bless
Erin
It is like this woman had a magic mirror and watched the last 7 years of my life unfold. I could never have put into words how I felt or it was like to go through but this woman did just that. Great poem, and I love it.
Misty
Great poem. Gave me hope for today. I too am a single mom.
Nakeisha
That was how I felt.
amanda
this poem is the truth. my family of 3 had to put up with the same. this poem is THE BEST and makes me think how lucky we are to have eachother.
amy
This poem is. beautiful. My mom raised me as a single parent and I am so thankful and very grateful for everything that she has done for me. You are a wonderful Poet.
cathy
excellent poem. it gives me hope
Yolanda
Great job on this poem. It touched me because I too am a single parent. Life is what you make of it, and I, like you chose to live and make the best of the situation and be the best single mom that I could be. It's rewarding when I hear my girls tell me how much they love me an how much they appreciate all that I do for them. My oldest is now in college and recently wrote a very beautiful poem for me. So again Great job and stay strong. God Bless and Take care of yourself and your beautiful children.
chas
wanted u to know u brought tears 2 my eyes iam single mom with 2 kids,i love so much they keep me going every day without them their wouldnt be life, i felt your poem and took it 2 heart. ,4 not being a single parent u do observe well!Great writing.
leslie
i just wanted to say that this poem is so very true. I am a single mom and i really appreciate that fact that someone expressed it for me.
Jhonna
Wow! You really know how to word things. My mother was in the same situation, myself being one of three kids, so I understand what she went through. Attending school to become a nurse (which she did accomplish) and no man by her side. I want to thankyou for this poem you've written. It's people like you who make woman like my mother strong. Best of Luck! ;*)
Debbie
I came across your poem whilst searching for a poem to write to my soon 2 be sixteen year old son. Although i have a partner now we were alone for the first seven years, we have always been so close and i am so proud of him; we have helped each other become strong, but above all forgiving (not bitter). The one who can not forgive himself is the fater who walked away. I strongly identified with your poem and belive it would help others feel strong when left in this situation. Really uplifting to read thankyou Debbie.
Remesha
This poem is wonderfully written. I can tell that it is deep and written from the heart. It is so real and many of women can relate to the problems of the woman in this poem. EXCELLENT 5 THUMBS UP
Shazeena
I love this poem because it has relevance to my situation and it has given me strength to continue on life hard journey. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.
Nicole
I love this poem! I sent it to my siter and my best friend. They are both new mothers in a similar situation. Your poem has helped me to express encouragement to both of them. And helped me to tell them how proud of them I am, to have such strong, beautiful women in my life. thank You keep writin! Nicole
nurul atikah
I like its sound.
Kasey
This poem really touched me because my husband left me with no job and 2 kids to raise and take care of. I'm attending school right now for Medical Insurance coding and billing so that i can make a life for me and my kids. Reading this poem reminded me of how strong i'm going to feel when i get through with school and how strong i am right now. I loved this poem.
Mary
This poem is real, and the fact that a woman has to pick up the pieces and start her life again. Makes a woman so strong,and proud to be a mother, a wife, and a friend to every man. With no regret.
Donna
this hit me hard ~ it is me
Rachel
i am a single mom of 3 at 24 yrs old . currently in school . i loved your poem! it hit home with me :)
julie
Thank you! I am a single mom, and the struggle is worth every minute. I like your approach, your choice of words. This poem is sensitive, with out throwing blame. I appreciate your poem, You have a true talent. Good luck to you Sally.
Kaies
My mom went threw that only it was just two of us instead of three
Peggy
Very encouraging in my own journey!
Amanda
im a single mother all i can say is i feel her pain
rhonda
a single mother of two i also went through a very tuff time this hit home for me i also am a nurse
Sarah
I found this poem to be very good, what a great lady this person is.
Rebeakh
I can really relate to this heartfelt expresional poem having experienced something very simular
Jason
This remarkable poem describes my sister to such an extent that I am left wondering if she lives a second life as a poet and wrote this. She even has two kids and is a nurse. How she has struggled! The words of this poem ring true.
Colette
I love this poem. It does speak in the spirit that exists in each and everyone of us when our will is put to the test. You speak of all us single parents out there doing it on our own and keeping the dream alive.
Sandra
Great poem, great truth!
Jeni
This is a beautiful poem. And definately shows your will to make a life for you and you childern. You are an inspiration to me and all that reads this.
FERN
BEING A SINGLE PARENT OF TWO SONS I CAN RELATE. THE TOUCING POINT TAKEN "THE ONE DID NOT DESTROY", THIS SO OFTEN HAPPENS. WONDERFUL HEART FELT POEM
tomie
that poem was wonderful

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