SoCS and JusJoJan- I’m counting on it!

I am counting on it that you will

Call me or write to me when you’re away

Because you know that I will miss you every minute

I am your mother and I know you so well

I know that the thought of me wanting by the phone

Will make you pick up your phone and dial home


I ask myself that you still haven’t called?

Are you okay? Are you too busy or have just forgotten?

There is a sound and my heart breaks

I can feel the pain when splinters pierce my skin


The phone is ringing and it is you

Your flight got delayed because of the weather

And you want me to know that you miss me

My heart mends itself and the world rights itself

My baby is doing well and I need not worry anymore


A few years back, with my kids away from home, I was the one sitting by the phone, waiting for them to call. Many parents have gone through this cycle of emotions just because their child called later than expected.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan the 21st and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “count on it.” Use the phrase “count on it” somewhere in your post. Enjoy!

Written for JusJoJan and SoCS, hosted by Linda




60 thoughts on “SoCS and JusJoJan- I’m counting on it!

  1. This is so true, and even when they are grown and have families of their own, we still worry until we hear from them. Also now it works the other way too, that they worry about us until we check in with them! 🙂

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  2. Oh, this is something all parents understand, Sadje. Waiting is so hard. I now know how my father felt when we made all those long drives that took days. The waiting must have been hard for him. I am so thankful for cell phones. It is much easier to stay in touch.


  3. I track my younger one through his phone app! 😀Thanks to technology. My brother tracks my older parents to see if they are safe when they leave the house. It works both ways. But your poetry is beautiful!

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  4. We go through this with our children and our spouses. Everytime my hubby now goes on Hazardous Materials calls… I worry. Often times he does call when he is on the way home. The adage of ‘No news is good news’ applies. If something were to go wrong there would be a call sooner than later.

    Now with cell phones there isn’t much of an excuse not to call (especially when traveling). But I do remember when my hubby was out of the country and it wasn’t always easy for him to call home.

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