Never Enough 2007

by Richard Milton Rosson
(Waukegan, IL)

Sometimes I know the right words to say and give thanks for all you've done.
But then they fly up and away as quickly as they come.

How could I possibly thank you enough
The one who makes me whole,
The one to whom I owe my life
for the forming of my soul.

The one who tucked me in at night
The one who stopped my crying,
The one who was the expert at picking up when I was lying.

The one who saw me off to school and spent long days alone,
Yet magically produced a smile as soon as I came home.

The one who makes such sacrifices
to always put me first,
Who lets me test my broken wings in spite of how it hurts.

What way is there to thank you for your heart, your sweat, your tears,
For the ten thousand little things you've done for all these crazy years.

For changing with me as I changed
accepting all my flaws,
Not loving cause you had to,
But loving just because.

For never giving up on me when your wits had reached their end,
For always being proud of me
For being my best friend.

Look at all my qualities and see what I've become,
Do you see yourself in me?
The great job you have done?

All your hope and all your dreams,
the strength that no one sees,
A transfer over many years and your best was passed to me.

Thank You for the gift you give, for everything you do,
but thank you MOM, most of all for makin' my dreams come true.

Author- Richard Rosson 02/18/1987 to 12/12/2010

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Mar 06, 2013
by: Michele

My email address is in case anyone has information. I will keep his memory alive always and forever!! Richard will forever be missed.
Richard's mom: You were wonderful in raising your son. That is more than obvious by reading his writing...He was sincere and one of a kind. My best friend ;)

Mar 06, 2013
Missing you....
by: Michele

I too would also be interested in knowing what happened and seeing his obituary. I met Rich a few years back through my boyfriend Ed (Kuchi). We both miss Rich more than words can explain! He was a truely great person with a huge heart!!! One of my very best friends, even if it was for a short time. The last time I talked to or seen Rich was when he helped me move about a month before he passed away. We love you Rich!!

Feb 26, 2013
by: Ronni reeves

If anyone has his obituary could you please email me it!!! I wanna know what happened!!! :( my email is

Feb 26, 2013
by: Ronni reeves

I'm sure you did the best you could as a mother and judging from this poem you were a great mom! Don't do that to yourself ...... You will reunite one day he's always looking down on you watching over you......... You raised a son who brought a lot of people happiness who had a way about himself that made you
never want to leave him wherever he was he could make you laugh on your worst day !!!! That personality is hard to find and he was definitely one of a kind .... It makes me so sad that I wasn't there :( I sure hope he knew what he meant to so many people!!!

Feb 25, 2013
Thank You
by: Richards Mom

I appreciate the kindness. I am eternally grateful to hear comments about the young man I raised. He would have been 26 this year. Miss him is not a strong enough word to describe what I feel. I can't help but feel a failure, since I could not teach him enough to be alive today.

Feb 18, 2013
So sorry
by: Ronni Reeves

I know Richard passed awhile ago but I just learned of it and I'm devastated... We were good friends for awhile and then lost touch.... He had a way about him that just made you want to be around him all the time... That I will never forget.... I'm so sorry for his family ...... May he rest in peace much love always

Apr 19, 2011
healing slowly

I miss you so much rich
Love always and forever
Francis <3

Jan 20, 2011
Never enough
by: Linda(Quebec)

As a mother I would like to say what a wonderful lady your mum must have been that she created a man who can express so eloquently in words and paint such a beautiful picture of his mum.
thanks for sharing

Jan 20, 2011
by: Trish

I too am from Jack Benny's hometown (I know I'm dating myself~most people from Waukegan only know there is a junior high school named after him). This poem was written by a beautiful soul who loved his mother and life very much. The words just flow and it came from the heart. Treasure it always.
God's blessings to you.

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