Thank you for the happiness you bring to me,
A restless life, a sleepless days and never ending chores.
Thank you for the mess you make in our home.
The evidence you showed I'm not alone.
I feel my worth every time I see you smile.
You make things possible in front of my eyes.
I learned the meaning of patience and love.
You gave my life a reason to survive.
I was young, life has just started.
When I first held a hands of an angel.
The utmost emotion that anyone could feel,
A boundless bliss I treasure 'til these eyes rest in peace.
I've seen a face with a thousand flowers
With eyes as pure as the dew
A happy face in my relaxing hours
With a heart thats pure and true.
The loveliest thing is to be loved by you
For you're the greatest love of all
You're the moonlit sea on the starry blue
That stirs me on to stand tall.
In you I've found that precious friend
Rare a pearl in this darksome world
Comfort sweet when stuck in the den
From a loving heart as pure as gold.
So thanks my love,for being you
That sacred royal blossom
Words can never express,my love so true
My friend,my dearest mom.
Dear Lord thank You for a mother
who stayed through it all with us,
who has shown us the way to church,
because in You today I trust.
Thank You for every hardship she faced
for she has taught us sacrifice
now I can give my all to You,
nothing else would have sufficed.
Thank You Lord for all her toil
because she represents great strength
for even in adversity
she persevered through great a length.
If anyone be candidate
let it be her You honour Lord
for You know all about her struggle
and surely You are her reward.
I praise You greatly for Her life
my life without her could not be,
show her Your favour without measure
for everything she's meant to me.
Thank you for being the greatest mom to us.
For all the patience and love that you gave.
All those sleepless nights when we were kids.
For sending me to school,until putting a medal on my neck.
I hope I gave you pride to all those years.
I know, Mama though you're not speaking.
I can see the weakness from those eyes.
Please forgive me when I made you cry.
I've been a foolish, I made mistake.
I failed to finish my studies and reach my dreams.
Eventhough I fall, you still lend me your hand.
Helping me to stand and save me from the ground.
I remember one day,when I became a mom.
You were there beside me, and hear my baby's cry.
I saw the tears from your eyes,saying these words to me.
"My daughter, you have paid all the things you owe from me."
Now that we're both moms, you never left me.
You were there on my trouble, reminding me to be strong.
The one whom I caved in, a wings cover me in storm.
Mama, how can I repay you for all the good things that you've done?
I promise to take care of you now 'til the twilight of your time.
And be a mother to my children the same thing as you did.
Thank you, Mama...I'll stand strong for you and my kids.
** 1st Place Winner in Leonora Galinta's Contest: Poem For Mommy**
On the wings of two angles I was brought into this world…
My mother and father I’ve called them since I first spoke,
To their arms I ran when I first walked…
When my heart was not calm
Their love would come…
When no one believed
They saw what others couldn’t see
When I would cry
With a calm sigh they would smile
And the whole world would stop and the pain would die…
They taught me to not lie…
They taught me to be human…
On the wings of two angels I was brought into this world…
My mother…her beauty puts the stars to shame….
My father…his heart stronger than all the men that walk among us…
I thank my lord for giving me
The biggest treasure on this world,
Love that is clearly out of this world…
Family, the enemy of our souls wants us to believe
The lie that we are alone
He wants us to believe
That we are treading hopeless road
But the cloud witnesses who urge us on
Tell us another story
The road we tread with light and beauty and fellowship
My friends, we are never alone
You have always been my rock
when all else has seemed to fail!
I thank you from the utmost depth
of my being for being a supportive,
listening ear when I didn't deserve
it, realism in the face of fickleness,
truth when it seemed as if there
was none to be found, and
The strength I needed to recognize
there are unresolved issues and
problems within my own life.
I love you with all of my heart
and appreciate your daily,
I owe you my life and promise
I will do better and be all
I can be within reason!
Love Always, Julie
c2013 Julie Rasley
Froth and foam, time and tide...
Ah, the motion of the ocean.
‘Tis the source of my heart's longing,
The place of my soul's belonging,
With it's push and pull...
Ebb and flow.
As time and space go rambling on...
At your shores, the same time and space
Your maker and mine exalted...
By your push and pull...
Ebb and flow.
At times I find myself longing,
To become one with you,
And your knowing of life's beginnings,
Both old and new...
And the days and years of all your learnings.
To find myself wrapped up,
In your fathomless embrace,
In all the ways you have kissed me,
With the currents of your passion…
Your endless days, the mystical fashion,
Of your push and pull...
Ebb and flow.
Yet how shall I fathom,
Your unending endlessness?
And how shall I counter,
Your impartial fury?
Most certain am I that it will bury,
All that is and leave no trace,
Of that which is and was to come.
For man who is blind, sees only your wealth,
And not wholly that,
But that which he deems
Till you, left naked and raped, rise...
To reprove us, to open our eyes.
Only then do we see,
T'was meant to be,
That you, and I and we,
Are made as one.
And as to you, unto us is done.
Thus to us is done for sure,
Till blindly stumbling we find this cure:
That those who shall possess you,
Shall do in setting you free.
And to them is your grace,
To them is your passion,
The depths of your soul and the endless fashion,
Of your timeless, enduring mystery.
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What we Read, is Where we Go...
Buried in an imprisoning casket
but never forgotten through
the past fifteen years.
I love you now more than ever
and your strength has embraced
my sorrow and guilt!
I love you so much, Gram
and you are greatly missed!
You are my support that
gets me up a large flight
of stairs and a calmness when
I feel overcrowded and overwhelmed
by life's challenges, pitfalls,
destruction, pain, and insecure discontent!
I truly owe my soul to you!
Thank you so very much
for all you have been and
will be in my life.
You are the lighthouse that flickers its
illuminating light to guide me home,
even though I am a million miles
away from reality.
Love Always, Julie
c2013 Julie Rasley
Here is my journey of Life,
That all began
With that first cry.
My eyes shone in admiration,
When my mother's loving,
'I-will-care-for-you' eyes I saw.
Her tender touch
That caress my super soft skin,
Giving me hope
That earth might just be like
That paradise I'm coming from...
Now here I stand,
At the junction
Of Life and death,
Failure and success,
Sorrow and joy;
The right leads to success
And the left leads to life,
The back is darkened
And the eagles are flying
Right above the chick.
Where am I to go?
As all paths
Are garden of thorns.
Where is that hand,
With the magic wand,
That gave me hope
Of heaven on earth?
If she could just whisper to my ears and say,
This is the way to go...