Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother (Me)

I dedicate this poem to all the mothers out there...

Mother (Me)

I lie at night
watching you sleep
counting your breaths
touching your warm cheek
carresing your brilliant eyebrows

trying to decipher
the meaning of all this
from the way
you flutter your eyelids
chasing butterflies
in colorful dreams.

I am weaving
a magical web
made of fine threads of love,
pain, fear
and hope
to protect you
from the shadows
lurking in room corners.
Sleep well my love,
no danger
no demons
no heartbreak
will happen on my watch.
your mother is here.


Shell said...


Tylaine said...

How sweet! Your daughter is very lucky to have a mom like you!
The picture is adorable :)

Sari said...

Taking a deep sigh over here. That was beautiful. Do you mind if I share it on my blog in honor of Mother's Day?

Happy Mother's Day to you Ramona. Wishing you a peace filled weekend with many moments to smile. Cradle your precious children and breathe them in. They are our gifts from God. Is there a better gift to show us how much He loves us?

Alone in Holy Land said...

I really wrote this from my heart...And Sari, I'd be honoured if you'd share my poem on your blog...

Carol Anne said...

Happy Mothers Day and thanks for sharing your poem. Being a mother really touches your heart!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

This is so lovely, and so true. We are so determined to protect them, aren't we? Such precious little gifts... thank you for sharing this!