"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Heart Mom

Photo by Mary Duvall (AKA Mom)
Once and great while I get the urge to put together a poem or two. They are what they are. I like them because they are my own little stories. Short captions of what matters to me and that is really the point isn't it?

 Well,... I heart my mom. We have be through one hell of a  ride together. But there it is. Down the rocky road paved with good intentions and I wouldn't want anyone else to help see me through.

I live, because she has lived.
I breath, because she has given me breath.
I laugh, because she has shown me joy.
I sing, because she has built for me a stage.
I fall, because her cradle is a safe place to land.
I climb, because she has laid a ladder before me.
I go forth, because she knows when to push me.
I run, because she knows when to let go of me.
I fly, because her spirit has filled me.
I love, because she has loved me.
I am, because she is.
I live, because she has lived.

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