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New Year's Eve

On this new year's Eve
We lay on each other's side
Our fingers entwine
As we hold each other's hand

Tonight is different
From the other new year's Eve
We had before 2023
The festive mood is absent

We are both pensive
Lost in thought as we think
About our son sleeping on the next room
Who just had his first acquaintance with alcohol

Both of us were shocked
To see him in a state of intoxication
We never expected him to take a sip of alcohol
And this is the first time that we have to deal with it as parents

We feel angry at the people who let him drink
And I'm disappointed at my son
For being so naive and weak to refuse the drink
But at the same time I feel pity
Seeing him in a sorry state

We feel sorry for him
For being taken advantage of
Though he is seventeen already
He is still a child trying to be an adult before us

We want to protect him from bad influences around him
But we realized that
The older he grows he will discover things on his own
And we can only guide him and remind him of the things he need to avoid in life
And let him know that he is loved
No matter what

Written by Summerrain75
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