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My eldest son is going through substance abuse issues at the moment.  He's assaulted me twice this year - last time recently he really hurt me.  I feel like I have failed as his mother


Written 2017-11-03


I do everything wrong, it seems

I hide 'cause I'm too ashamed

I make the situation worse

I accept what I should never


I love him beyond any word I could find

I know also that it's not my battle either

I just wish I could comfort him again as

I used to be able to do when he was growing up


I feel completely powerless

I see my baby destroying himself

I am a recipient of his anger and distress

I am hurting as bad as he is


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