30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 3 – Parents


There’s so much about
my parents I could say

But to tell the details
there is just no way

I’d have to write a novel
to be able to cover all

That they’ve done for me
and it would not be small

My parents are the rock
on which I’ve been built

While many tears over me
have been by them spilt

To say there were times
that I’ve done them wrong

Would be an understatement
in the short and long

And it isn’t easy to
 have to say it’s true

But if I didn’t then
I’d be lying to you

I have made them suffer
more than a daughter should

And I would take it back
if in any way I could

In alcohol and drugs
I once lost my way

For which my parents have
been often ones to pay

 I don’t just mean in money
though that included too

But rather in the heartache
that I have put them through

Yet I have been forgiven
and my slate is clean

For my complete turn around
they have now clearly seen

Although my love of them
I did not always show

It is my hope and prayer
that I’ve made them know

And I take the time
in my life today

To try to show them
in every kind of way!!

Teresa Marie  1/16/12 ©

I love you very much Mom and Dad!

Thanks for always being there for me!!




5 thoughts on “30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 3 – Parents

  1. awww this is so pretty and touching, the rhymes rock. You had time to do all that!!! wow! I wish I could do that, pick a theme and poem on. I am more the inspired kind of a writer, basically it comes out of nowhere about whatever but not when prompted! I love it, I hope your parents do read it 🙂 and kudos, you rock! 🙂

    1. Thanks Lynn, first off – I e-mailed a copy to mom in Florida so that she and dad could read it 🙂 I told Mark that she will probably cry when she does and he said, “Of course she will, she’s your mom isn’t she?” lol. Secondly, I told Kellie one time that I used to make up stories for Sara on the fly at bedtime when she was little. she would ask for a story, I’d ask what she wanted it about and then I’d make one up. So I think that’s why I do well with the prompts. thirdly, now that she is a teen, I make up funny rap lyrics to make fun of stuff and joke with her, so there’s where the rhyming comes in. More than what you asked for but you got it anyway, ha-ha! Blessings, Terri


    1. Thank you Soma, they are a very nice looking couple aren’t they?! I’ll be sure to tell them that you thought so too 🙂 Blessings, Terri


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