Sacrifice

Merlyn By Merlyn, 21st Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/f2qm__m9/
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This is an excerpt from my new book, 'Doing Something Right'.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

I’m sure many of you are asking yourselves about me. What have I really done to make the lives of my children so great? How come they are so respectful, love and trust me implicitly? What exactly have I given them that is special enough to mold them into such fine young adults? What is my secret? How have you come to know what it is that matters so much? Tell me, you spoke of hardships and sacrifices, What could you have possibly done in your life that made any difference? You never finished college, you have no successful business that has given you rise to financial freedom, you don’t even own a car! What then, is it, that makes you so exceptional?

The only way I know how to tell you without going into the boring details of my life,
because this is after all, not about me,
Is through my second greatest escape, where a mind can truly be free.
And now you start to see, what it is I have given.
What do you need to write a book besides some persistence?
You don’t need much assistance, just a precious commodity
The one that matters most, the one that commonly
Gets taken for granted
Not taken advantage
My greatest sacrifice
May seem hard if you don’t understand it
The most valuable thing one can ever bestow
Is the time, yes the time, to nurture and watch your seeds grow
I guess it started when I met a certain lady
Love was the emotion, along came a baby
She could barely stand the crying, let alone change a diaper
And so I decided to be the one that gave my life up
In this folly of love, I honored what she dreamed
Though the more she progressed, the less we were at the scene
Eventually, after a short marriage
I was the only one pushing the baby carriage
Got my mind back, cleaned up my act
Realized I had to be more than just a dad
Started first with a great accounting position
Had a great lil girl to help out with the mission
But I was missing something, even though the money was great
I got home (if I was lucky) in time to see them cleaning their plates
That wasn’t a life, so I ditched the money
Lost the fine woman so I looked for some honey
Ended up engaged in Utah, where I could spend every minute
With my little loved ones and I felt this is how you win it
This is life, we had found happiness for sure
But the female was a phony, and not the cure
So for the last few years it’s been just me and the boys
We have no finer things no spectacular toys
I’ve been bouncing around between peon jobs
Just so I can enjoy everything that goes on
Yea we’re poor, if you look at it from a monetary point of view
But I guarantee in life’s true treasure we are richer than any of you
Minimum wage pays most of the bills
And sure I’d love to have more money than my fill
But what is it that gets traded to earn that paycheck
What do you sacrifice what do they get instead
The one thing I have given my children, despite anyone’s request
Is by far the one thing I’m sure they absolutely love the best
These children, you see, I cannot deny
The greatest gift of all…that being my
TIME



http://www.bookstandpublishing.com/book_details/Doing_Something_Right

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Children, Doing Something Right, Kids, Life, Love, Parent, Parenthood, Parenting, Parents, Patience, Sacrifice, Secret, Single Parent, Smiles, Time

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author avatar Merlyn
Aspiring young author that just loves to write :) I have two books out now! 'Doing Something Right', being the most recent. I wrote primarily for my children and am sure anyone can relate to it :)

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Jan 2011 (#)

Well written and so darn true. Time is the main factor with your children. You then show them, that someone cares. I have found security leads to content and with that, you grow young minds into wonderful adults.
Nice read.
I am sorry to say, this will be my last comment to you for the next few weeks. I am finishing up some old messages I have ( around 87 more left) and then I am off for a much needed rest.
I can't wait to come back to read more of your work.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Merlyn
17th Feb 2011 (#)

Welcome dear, that's an excerpt from my second book ;)

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author avatar Merlyn
17th Feb 2011 (#)

Most welcome dear...that's an excerpt from my second book ;)

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author avatar Humza
26th Feb 2011 (#)

woah Merlyn, so veery true and so very beautifully written!
i mean I really can anticipate how the book wud be when only an excerpt is so great!
very true our time is the best reward and gift for our children provided they realize the sacrifice made for them!
great work!
proudly following u!

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author avatar Merlyn
29th Apr 2011 (#)

Ty Humza...can find me on FB if you like...Justin LaFountain. Book is called Doing Something Right...can't miss it!

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