The Social Worker Named Mrs. King

By Mr King

my better half
my wife
my life

stood with me
through all the years of debt and struggle

she carries my baby
carries the heavier load

because of her and my soon coming son
I must succeed
I must explode

and yet still remain humble
one with the Tao
right now

do I owe her everything?
and how

at last
ready now for a breakthrough
your heart has always been faithful and true

I always knew
even when I didn't
it was all for you

like never before
you will enjoy
life's finer things

for you gave my heart wings

Mrs. King
my social worker
serving people and protecting children

while I was an elementary school teacher
just a dreamer
becoming a poetry speaker

before I lost my job with the city
and went to work for the county

as I learned to become a teacher and
a freestyle rapper in juvenile hall jail
just to stand a snowball’s chance in hell

you were always with me
your love never failed me

and now I see

you grounded me
from my own catastrophe
from my own insanity

your love and faith
you guided and kept me

and you blessed me
with a child

is it any wonder?

I love you

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© 2006 Seth David King
Published on Wednesday, August 16, 2006.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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  • Moonflower On Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Moonflower (309)By person wrote:

    *wipes tear* that was so loving and beautiful. :)

  • Echoes of Orpheus On Monday, March 10, 2008, Echoes of Orpheus (367)By person wrote:

    I'm flipping through all of your dedications. These are all so wonderful... Congratulations on finding someone you love so much, this was once again, beautiful

  • A former member wrote: *Claps* Bravo!!

  • KittyStryker On Sunday, October 1, 2006, KittyStryker (736)By person wrote:


  • urbanhumility On Wednesday, September 27, 2006, urbanhumility (1206)By person wrote:

    now she is a mother to be! i just cant wait to see! tell trish congradulations! and you to seth......i guess you had somthing to do with this..lovve charley

  • urbanhumility On Wednesday, September 27, 2006, urbanhumility (1206)By person wrote:

    she is a remarkable woman..her smile could keep me company for years.she is worth every gracious word you have spoken..

  • TaintedButterfly On Saturday, September 9, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    You bring me to tears every dang time! Is it any wonder what a beautiful soul you are?? Nope! Not at all. Mrs. King can only mirror that inner beauty! What a tribute, to someone more than deserving. *BRAVO* 1♥ Julia~

  • TaintedButterfly On Saturday, September 9, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    ...btw, you two will be the most wonderful parents, ever! Many blessings your way Seth. Love you my friend!

  • Rebel_not_Radical On Sunday, August 27, 2006, Rebel_not_Radical (78)By person wrote:

    ~ mr. Six-Out is right...i know that your wife has her complete trust in you, that your poems and your preferred path will lead both of you somewhere...never lose hope and love...Very cool write

  • Six-Out On Wednesday, August 16, 2006, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    You'll be something big man, I can feel it. Never give up, because you have that something that's needed. I hope to see your books in every store I step into one day.

  • Six-Out On Sunday, August 27, 2006, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    More people should read this.

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