The Author of this series is Robert Cline. This series of 3 poems are based on his life.
Don't worry Mama, I'll be good
I'll always do the things I should.
With pride she gazed upon her son
And prayed that this, her youngest one
Would always stand, steadfast and true
knowing full well the thing to do.
But there were times she could not see
just which direction his step would be
Don't worry Mama, he would say
then on her knees again she'd pray.
But all her prayers were in vain
for all to soon it was plain
That her son was but an empty shell
and inside his soul a devil dwelled.
Although his intentions would be right
all to soon he'd lose sight
And step again upon that road
that made his life an atlas load.
"Don't worry Mama, I'll be okay"
and again they locked her son away.
She bowed her head, in shame she cried
for once again her son had lied.
The Fathers words have come to be
and all who knew can plainly see.
For though at times he surely tried
to a Mothers love, a son had lied.
The years have passed so sad and long
and still her youngest son is gone.
In the grip of death, she breaths a sigh
tears of sadness fill her eyes.
Yet through the tears she clearly sees
her youngest son upon his knees.
"Oh Son! Please pray! That's all He asks
and he will help you with your tasks."
A Mothers prayers falls on deaf ears
her youngest son he did not hear.
He grieved her death in silent wrath
and thought about his sordid past.
He vowed that he would strive to be
the kind of son she'd like to see.
And though he's free, and though he tries
I guess in truth her son still lies.
Composed May 16th, 1992