Wednesday, March 11, 2009

For Owen...

Sometimes my obligations stack up taller than you do;
Sometimes the dancing princess steals your show;
Sometimes your voice is lost in baby wails,
And sometimes your eyes surrender to their own flow.

Sometimes my mind is too tied up to hold you;

"Not now, not now, not yet."
Sometimes I rush you through your thoughts;
You're barely out of babyhood; sometimes I forget.

Tonight you crave my touch, my warmth;
Tonight my strength you breathe;
I silently squeeze you and let you cry,
Pour your day onto my sleeve.

The tears are through, your smile returns;
Heart wounds mended, anew;
The clock says I'm a bit behind,
But I'm glad I gave the time to you.

Mama

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. If only I could remember that same thing.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. The dishes can wait, we're going to read a story. :)

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  3. This brought me to tears. Thank you for the reminder; I needed it.

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  4. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful words.

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  5. just beautiful! Thanks for posting.

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  6. Kristin, this is wonderful...amazing...poetry from the heart... and so touching and thoughtful and beautiful!!

    You should be published!

    many blessings-
    Amanda

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