Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Mother's Day Poem

This is a poem I wrote a few years ago. Thought I would share it with you all since I have misplaced my USB cord to show you the last of the Mother's Day gifts.

A Mother's Heart

A mom once wondered of her worth

Is this all my life will be?

The laundry baskets overflow, the dishes never done.

She stopped to wonder once again

Am I the only one?

In the middle of the piles and noise, the mother stopped to look,

The laughter of her children was exactly what it took.

It made her look beyond the toys, to see what mattered most.

The music in their laughter, is what fills this cluttered space.

Nothing at all compares to the joy upon their face.

When mommy stops her "busy stuff", and takes the time to play.

She knows the dishes will get done, the laundry put away.

My kids will only be small once.

They will not always want to play.

Taking in these moments now, will do a mom's heart good.

Much more than a clean house ever could.

This was my attempt to be inspired to write poems again after a 10 year vacation. It was a very rude individual in my life (no longer a part of my bubble) who told me that I should spend time doing something a bit more useful with my time. Oh... Well.. It isn't great but who cares.

My boys woke me up at 6:15am. They were to excited to share their Mother's Day surprise with me. ugh...That was a little to early but.... You gotta do what you gotta do. They got mommy a movie and DOVE chocolate. How can you stay mad? heheheh

After a bit of running around dropping off the rest of the gifts. We came home where my little gentlemen waited on me hand and foot and let me knit and read all afternoon. What a WONDERFUL change for this mom. I think we need to start a bi-monthly mommy's day club and be treated like queens (or at least get a day off). hehehe.

To all mother's......I hope you had a truly enjoyable day with your families. What an awesome job we all have. I honestly can say this is the hardest job I have ever had. But it is times like today when I realize the REWARDS of it.

I will post photo soon. Maybe I will have a couple more FO's too.


HawaiianGirl said...

"The music in their laughter, is what fills this cluttered space".

You go, girl! Don't stop writing poems! Your poem is full of wonderful images, and conveys the real meaning of being a mom. I love the quoted line; it's my favorite in the whole poem. Ignore any poetry police who might come to call; just keep writing.

Happy Mother's Day... and by the way, it was fantastic meeting you in person a week ago!


Lavendersheep said...

It sounds like you had a great Mother's day!

Knot Another Hat said...

That's a wonderful poem, Destiny. Don't stop writing poetry, or any crafty thing you do, for that matter. You are talented girl!!!

Divya said...

You all have great Mothers Day Celebration and the poem is also nice. I think this is the best way to express you Mom how much you love her.