Sunday, March 14, 2010

Poetry Sunday~ Time Stands Still

Matt. 15: 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
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 Time Stands Still
(c) Joni Zipp
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Time stands still
for mother and daughter
as she grows to be a woman
she remains, the baby
her mother held.

Time stands still
as daughter grows
and mother sees in her, the child
that she raised and wonders
where all the years have gone.

Time stands still
and both become women
doing their own thing
believing their own thoughts
no longer one, bound by youth.

Time stands still
as the waters of time
carries both forward and the sands
creep on the shore as a reminder
that love never passes away.
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Author’s note: I always write my mother a birthday card. Her birthday being on March 23rd, this is her present. Besides me of course. :-)
Psst...We share the same birthday. ;-)

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7 comments:

Stormcrow said...

Time falls away, but these small hours still remain.

joni said...

I hear ya! Amen to that one! :-)

Raven said...

Ah Yes, I got this one early. :) And I'll say it again, beautiful tribute. I wish both of you a happy birthday.

How lucky to be born in the spring!

Raven

June said...

Birthday? Did I miss your birthday!
(And where was I???)

If I did I hope you had a wonderful day -- and LOTS of cake.

:)

Beautiful poetry!

Take care,
June

joni said...

I think I should have stated that my birthday is coming up on the 23rd of March. :-)

June said...

Oh...So I've not missed it yet...cool!

Take care,
June

joni said...

My mother got the card tonight and just as I expected...the tear factor worked.
If you don't FEEL something reading my poems then my job is not complete. :-)