Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Being Us

It is not easy
Being us
The drum we hear
Though oft perceived
Is more often misunderstood
Yet we are drawn
Not of ourselves
To the path of its beat
And I ask only this
God, guide our feet

It’s not easy
Being us
We battle
Not so much with others
As with ourselves
Born as shy soloists
Struggling to harmonize
And join the melody
Of God’s
Beautiful choir

It’s not easy
Being us
My dearest daughter
A mother cannot always choose
What her child receives
So just  continue being 'beautiful you'…and sing
Returning to the Giver
The gifts He allows
Humbly, from us
To Him

© Janet Martin

Happy 18th Birthday, Melissa 
Love, Mom

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. Prov. 3:5-6


  1. What a beautiful girl! Beautiful words. Have a wonderful day, congratulations!

  2. Oh Janet this was so touching, so beautiful...I'm tearing up~
    She is so beautiful...I see you in her :D
    What a lovely tribute to your daughter, to all of us! It is a dance trying to find our voice in this journey!
    Happy Birthday to Melissa and I hope her journey is filled with soul filled blessings~ She has a great start, with a Mom like you! (((hugs))) @>------

  3. Sasha and Ella, thank-you! Now I'm tearing up! Hugs and blessings returned to you as moms who understand between the lines:)

  4. Indeed, so beautiful. Happy Birthday,Melissa!!Enjoy the climb..:)

  5. Beautiful poem and a beautiful young lady. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Thank-you Sis and Mosk~ 'The climb' is going far too swiftly for 'mother':)

  7. It truly is a beautiful poem and a beautiful gift that you've returned to the Giver, your beautiful daughter. Happy birthday Melissa and parents.

    Janet, the middle stanza is outstanding. :)

  8. Thank-you TUG. I will be sure to pass on all of these wonderful wishes!


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