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.



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

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

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

  4. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful words.

  5. just beautiful! Thanks for posting.

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

    You should be published!

    many blessings-


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