Friday, August 01, 2008

Do I have to?

sunday scribblings prompts us to ask- Do I have to?

Do I have to wish your wishes on my birthday cake?
Do I have to pray each day that you stay okay?
Do I have to encourage, nurture and guide?
Do I have to hope for your happiness in every way?

Do I have to hold you always close to my heart?
Do I have to cajole you to smile when you're feeling blue?
Do I have to savor your inner desires & inner self?
Do I have to dream to escape worrying about you?

Do I have to ache when you're feeling saddness or pain?
Do I have to forgive if you've moved me to seethe?
Do I have to love you as I do- with all of my heart?
Yes I have to my 3 sons, alike needing to breathe.
♥♥♥

19 comments:

Granny Smith said...

I especially like that original "Do I have to wish your wishes on my birthday cake?" This is an interesting response to the prompt and brings up a universal question - and your answer to it. It is sweet.

gautami tripathy said...

I liked this. Only a mother can express it so beautifully.

Liberate yourself

Michelle said...

Oh Lucy, I love this! As a mom too, I live this! "Do I have to dream to escape worrying about you?" - that IS the only escape! =)

Devil Mood said...

I am not a mother but I can see what drives you to write this! Lovely :)

keithsramblings said...

A truly lovely piece. Written with such feeling.

myrtle beached whale said...

I have been called a mother before but I think it was in a different context. Nomatter how old they get you never stop worrying and aching.

Anonymous said...

Anna said:

Your words are so moving. You brought tears to my eyes.

forgetfulone said...

What a beautiful poem. Emotional and real. I love it!

paisley said...

you are the most awesome mother lucy.. every child should have a mother ,, just like you....

tumblewords said...

How lovely! And, yes, it does seem we have no choice about some things!!

danni said...

gorgeous post, lucy --- you are such a mother!!! - my mother-in-law loved her kids in this whole hearted way and they thrived on her love - your boys are ever so fortunate to have such a mommy!!!

Just Jen said...

completely beautiful! You did a great job!
very touching!!
I'm glad you saw the joy in the spiders...I jumped and asked what's this? Well they like it dark mom. Yeah better my drawer than their's eh? LOL

ratanaong said...

You spoke from your heart! Nicely expressed! Well done!

anthonynorth said...

Excellently said. I feel the same about my seven!

Rambler said...

this was such a lovely piece of poetry

Remiman said...

Lucy,
Yes my dear, there are some things you have to do. It comes with the territory. Well done girl.
rel

mspennylane said...

This is a lovely poem, really full of feeling.

Giggles said...

Yes Lucy you are an amazing mom....wonderful tribute to your undying love!

Hugs Giggles

redness said...

Your highlight what a much loved wonderful mother, woman, wife, hairdressing person YOU are ;)