Complex

Freud wasn’t right about everything.
Then again who wants to be correct
about it all? He was in the true though
when he said a boy who grows beneath
the shade of his mother’s love will forever
have the feeling of conqueror. I know this
feeling for even still in the middleness of
my life I seldom slay the dragon but I face
the fire each day and sure as hell try.
 
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14 Comments

  1. Michelle DeRusha (@MichelleDeRusha) on May 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I so love this: “a boy who grows beneath
    the shade of his mother’s love will forever
    have the feeling of conqueror.”

    I have two boys. I hope and pray they will grow up to feel like they can conquer.

    • thebeautifuldue on May 15, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Thanks, Michelle. That’s a worthy hope and prayer.

  2. Melinda Viergever Inman on May 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    And that’s what we mothers of sons attempt to do—nurture and cherish them under our shade. I have four conquerors, grown to adulthood now, living their dreams, boldly going where no man has gone before. 🙂

    • thebeautifuldue on May 15, 2013 at 1:08 am

      Melinda, I can feel your pride in them, the good kind of pride.

  3. wynnegraceappears on May 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    You change the way I see things. And I see my boys my men actually in a beautiful new way.

    • thebeautifuldue on May 15, 2013 at 1:09 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth. So much is about the eyes, huh?

  4. Anne on May 12, 2013 at 3:55 am

    pure awesomeness.

  5. Cathy K. on May 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Oh the freedom to just shade and love…and let the strength rise up from those roots! Thank you!!!

  6. Patricia Hunter on May 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome. I sure hope my boys can say the same.

  7. David on May 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Aquinas would say your sure as hell trying is imputed as the deed. For all our sakes, it would be nice if he were right.

    • thebeautifuldue on May 15, 2013 at 1:13 am

      David, yes, that would be very nice…very nice indeed.

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