Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Love's Sweet Sorrow





In the moments of holding and
Letting you go
In the bittersweet beauty
Of watching you grow
I am becoming
More aware, somehow
And understanding slowly
My own mother now

In the moments twixt yesterday
And tomorrow
I sense the shaping
Of sweet, sweet sorrow
How does one explain
The ‘I love you so',
As you plead for 'yes’
While my answer is 'no’?

 In the moments of holding and
Letting you go
In the tender-sweet beauty
Of watching you grow
I have become
More aware, somehow
Understanding the sweet sorrow
Of my own mother now


© Janet Martin



Sometimes when trying to explain the logic behind my words to the kids I find myself echoing the words of my parents, such as recently, ‘it’s not the ‘thing’ I dislike so much as what it will lead to’…

1 comment:

Thank you always for your visit and your thoughts.