11.17.2010

Smile

A smile,
sometimes hard to crack
on this busy face...
preoccupied,
constant motion,
always wondering,
"What's next?"
Beauty,
life,
wonder
surround me.
Looking.
Waiting.
For time to just be.


The moments,
big and small,
happy and sad,
easy and complicated.
Moving on fast forward.
I watch my loves,
my babies.
They giggle,
hold hands,
snuggle,
love each other.
There is no better time
to stop and smile
and savor the sweet sounds
of "I love you Mama."
Because there is no rewind.

Still there?
This was inspired by a wonderful time my kiddos and I had on the beach collecting sea glass. The waves were crashing, there was amazement and wonder in their voices and questions. We were connected to each other.
It made me smile.
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Thanks for indulging me.
That is my stab at Writer's Workshop for the week -
stepping out of my comfort zone!
I figured covered my coffee consumption
and my feelings of burnout last week with I Confess.
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23 comments :

  1. Love...

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's :)

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  2. So love this poem. Love the thought of siblings caring for each other and enjoying time together. Makes me happy to be a mom and understand what you're writing about!
    Also stoppin' by from Mama Kat's.
    Here's my blog:
    doithalfway.wordpress.com

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  3. A beautiful poem and photographs. How very lovely.

    Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop (and I chose the smile poem prompt too) x

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  4. Holly, I am beyond impressed with your writing abilities! That read like a published work to me. Elegant and beautiful all wrapped up into one!

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  5. You are gifted, Holly.
    I love that last line - "Because there is no rewind." Amen sister! Beeee u tiful photos too!

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  6. Very pretty Holly! You have a gift writing my dear! What a fun day to spend with the kids!

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  7. So beautiful! I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
    ~Holly

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  8. Love this! Great pictures to go along with the poem! ;)

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  9. that was very nice. I loved all the feeling in it, makes me realize that I too feel that way sometimes....I just don't stop to think about it. The picture on the beach is beautiful. What a special memory, yes, we all wish time would stand still, specially when we hear "I love you mommy".

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  10. This is beautiful and I love pictures you placed with the poem

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  11. Aww, so sweet. Thanks for sharing such a lovely moment :)

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  12. that turned the waterworks on! beautiful written and so poignant

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  13. What a beautiful poem. And the pics are stunning.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

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  14. Love the pictures and the poem. Any day at the beach is a good day and being with loved ones just makes it that much better.

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  15. Sweet truths beautifully penned. Thank you for sharing.

    Deborah

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  16. Not only do I love this, but I like how it shows that you can get away. Get away from the blog, the house, the responsibilities, and just be mom. Sweet.

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  17. Loved this! Isn't it impossible to tell someone how much joy kids can bring!

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  18. LOVE these pictures! and poem!

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  19. Holly, this is so touching. You are very gifted with words. You make people "feel". This is beautiful.

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  20. So beautiful. I need a vacation & the beach would be a nice place to be.

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