Sunday, May 8, 2011
A Mother's Day Poem
My face would never launch a thousand ships.
I will never win at Wimbledon,
Or own a chain of hotels.
But, my baby,
When I see that you are happy, my heart fills.
At those times when you are sad, I ache to make it better.
When life is kind to you, I think, "no one deserves it more." Always, I am so proud of you.
When life is cruel to you, I bleed. How dare anything harm you!
Yes, for you I would throw myself in front of the proverbial train,
Or wrassle a grizzly bear--
But trains generally keep to their tracks, and if there were a bear,
He would likely be your Mr. Fuzzy.
So, in every ordinary moment,
I try to show you how much I love you,
And how precious you are to me.
Sometimes I fail,
But I do know how to say,
"I love you"
"Yep, I'm the meanest mom in the whole wide world, but you still can't have/do that!"
I am here to keep you safe.
But, do you know what?
When I have been heartbroken--
When I have felt that I wasn't worth very much, and like giving up--
When life has been too hard for too long--
I see your face, and again, I know
That it is you who have saved me
Time and time again.
~ ~ ~
dedicated to my one human kid and the several furry ones: Joe, Sundance, Alex, Daisy, Molly and Bosco. I hope you will forgive me my mistakes and know how dearly I love you.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who visit the Word Garden! You rock the cradle, and the whole world.
for One Shoot Sunday