Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Writing Mom

Some days I don't make it to my keyboard, and there's guilt about that. This poem helps me to remember what's really important.


MY HANDS WERE BUSY

My hands were busy through the day.
I didn’t have much time to play.
The little games you asked to do,
I didn’t have much time for you.
I’d wash your clothes. I’d sew and cook.
You’d ask and I’d read from your book.
I’d tuck you in all safe at night,
And hear your prayers; turn out the light.

Then tiptoe softly by your door,
I wish I’d stayed a minute more.
For life was short, the years rushed past,
A little boy grows up so fast.
No longer is he at my side,
His precious secrets to confide.
The picture books are put away.
There are no longer games to play.

No Teddy Bears or misplaced toys
No sleepovers with lots of boys.
No goodnight kiss, no prayers to hear.
That all belongs to yesteryear.
My hands, once busy, now are still.
The days are long and hard to fill.
I wish I could go back and do
The little things you asked me to do.

Anonymous

4 comments:

Susan Adrian said...

Thanks, Cindy. I can always use that reminder. I gave Child some more extra-special time. :)

Renée said...

Lovely!

Oh, and you've been tagged. Hope you don't mind!

Cindy said...

Hi Suze!
Seeing Pebbles so small, I'm constantly reminded of how BamBam has grown. A hard thing to think about, if you're hopelessly sentimental like me. (G)

Cindy said...

Hi Renee!
Hmm, 7 facts. Lessee... (S)