For Robyn At Thirty-Nine

For Robyn At Thirty-Nine

A Poem by holly
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Not a sterling piece of writing but at least I'm writing

"

 

 

The scrap of child I held,

the one with fierce blue eyes

and just a wisp of black

above the tiny gritted jaws,

is now a full flowered woman.

Constantly finding her grace

in a tight-rope world, she’s grown

joyful and tired, stretched out and warm.

Not yet too old to play, but not

so young she doesn’t know the costs,

she walks her powerful walk

through her world with love.

My beloved daughter, know

your time for rest will come -

and your spirit never fades.

© 2008 holly


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To create life, watch it evolve and know its end must come...that must be a harsh thing, but the poem's loving tone distracts the reader from [what i've interpreted as] what could have been a very sober ending.
Glad you're writing again. Thanks for your review of my poem 'Aptitude'; I appreciate your words.
Sorry this is such a short review but my break is nearly over.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Coming from your heart as I sense it does, and being about your child; the love, dedication and conviction of a mother comes through, making it a very solid piece of writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago


What a wonderful tribute from a mother to her mommy daughter on this special weekend. I bet she loved it even more then I did.

Splendid write Holly.
Antonio

Posted 11 Years Ago


This is such a beautifully sentiment. I love the last two lines...Very lovely piece of work!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

oh, one day I will look back and my girls will no longer be girls, these words inspire me to accept their aging with grace. Lovely, lovely words.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the imagery you use...lovely poem

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love "scrap of child". that's just perfect.

you write with just exactness... and yet your words flow and live. it's beautiful reading this stuff.

i really enjoyed reading the contrast between the child your daughter was and the woman that she is and is continuing to become.



Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

To create life, watch it evolve and know its end must come...that must be a harsh thing, but the poem's loving tone distracts the reader from [what i've interpreted as] what could have been a very sober ending.
Glad you're writing again. Thanks for your review of my poem 'Aptitude'; I appreciate your words.
Sorry this is such a short review but my break is nearly over.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is absolutely beautiful. Your words just gave me a slight shudder, and the emotions were portrayed clearly.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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holly
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near Cleveland, OH



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