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The father has left the family, To chart new territories somewhere So the mother looks to God for strength To bring up her little girl Who will only get the best she vows While watching the child play from the window She ponders how life is like a window Through which to frame the beauty of family Even in the face of broken vows The family can exist somewhere Solidly developing a little girl Who will never lack in strength. She worries that without this strength, She will see something different in that window: A tarnished and hollow girl, Destroyed because a father eschewed a family To live a different life somewhere, Never to be bothered by vows. She has since made many new vows Especially to guide her daughter with strength, Like wise light shining from somewhere Straight through an open window To give assurance to the youngest of a family, Who will one day be much more than a girl. One day when her daughter is no longer a girl, The mother hopes there will be exchange of new vows, Based on strong foundation of family. The chosen spouse will be a man of strength: Always remaining in the frame of that window; Caring for family, not desiring to go off somewhere. The daughter will become a woman who has been somewhere, That challenged her to face what was missing as a girl. However, she will take a closer look back through that window, Clearly seeing all the love and wisdom made in vows By a mother constantly praying for strength To create for her daughter a true family. A clock chimes from somewhere, interrupting thoughts of vows. The mother takes one last look at her girl, who will grow up in strength, Before turning away from the window, to go enjoy being with family.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/1/2013 10:35:00 AM
Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet.
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Date: 7/29/2013 9:39:00 AM
Ps., And I Love Your Prayer, For, HE Is Life. *
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Date: 7/29/2013 9:37:00 AM
† Rush, And Their Song 'Subdivisions,' Popped Into My Mind For Some Reason ? As I Began Reading This Loving Feature Of Your Beauty's. I Really Like It, For It Touches The Heart Deeply And Brings Into Thought Amongst Other Things A Movie Called 'Dream House,' Wherein A Mother And Her Two Beautiful Daughters Pass On But Their Love For Both Husband As Father Continues And One Would Imagine, Far Beyound These Pages Of Time * Long Live Love And Congratulations. Love, John
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/30/2013 8:36:00 AM
Thank you John, I love your thoughts on the poem :)
Date: 7/29/2013 6:25:00 AM
This is a very moving piece. The prayer and support of a mother is a powerful thing. Welcome to poetry soup.
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/30/2013 8:35:00 AM
Thank you Richard!
Date: 7/9/2013 2:51:00 PM
Hey Terry :-) thank you for stopping by my work... dropping by to read another poem... please let me know when you post another poem... LINDA
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Date: 7/9/2013 12:14:00 PM
Hi Terry-Ann, nice place to take us.. fam is beautiful, your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/9/2013 2:47:00 PM
Thank you Skat, it's nice to meet you! Poetry Soup is a wonderful community and I've only just joined :)
Date: 7/9/2013 8:02:00 AM
Such a thought provoking poem. Sadly, divorce is an ever increasing problem.. along with single parenting. I think we all pray for a happy marriage and future for our children.... only remedy.. there have to be three in a marriage-- husband, wife and God .xx
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/9/2013 8:55:00 AM
Yes, so true....a strong foundation with God is absolutely important for any family :)
Date: 7/9/2013 12:16:00 AM
ps...about your poem: it is deep... i like the clock chimes... look...enjoyed...LINDA
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/9/2013 8:52:00 AM
Happy you enjoyed it!
Date: 7/9/2013 12:14:00 AM
Terry -Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I’m here to invite you on over to my contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -If you ever need or seek feedback on a certain poem, click on my name any time you like. I’m looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/9/2013 8:51:00 AM
Hi Linda, many thanks for the warm welcome and invite! Yes, I can see already this is a great community that is fun and helpful in poetry development at the same time. Thanks again
Date: 7/8/2013 11:36:00 AM
- Hi Terry-Ann, a well written poem. - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thanks for your first poem, hope there will be many more in the future. - Have fun with poetry. - Good luck! - Greetings from Norway / / Anne-Lise :)
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Terry-Ann Coley
Date: 7/8/2013 12:48:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise, I look forward to sharing and having fun in the P-Soup community :)