Sunday, 25 May 2014

Mother: Pride

I planted you in my heart.
Long days of gentle nurture
Lovingly sowing love into every molecule of your being 

Speaking to you, as you grow within
Dreaming about your future and all you can be.

Feeling your strength, as you change my form.
Deep emotions growing
As soon our journey is to begin
And at last you are here.
And I your mother am very proud
To shout how I love you very loud!


Copyright ©  2014 Deborah M. Hodgetts

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Changing Places


Switched: divided at birth.
Our identities erased by thoughtless actions.
We were meant to be together, but the nurse
in her haste, slipped the name tag on the
wrong toe.
I saw my mothers sweet face, for but a second.
Time to short for her to realise, that I
had been misplaced.
You were joined; by a stranger who grew by
your side.
I no longer a double act but a solitary, twinkling
light, lost feeling cold and half whole.
Destined to be alone.
We are not strangers,
but are linked by an invisible cord, that
our eyes cannot see.
I look for you daily, hoping that
each passing stranger may be you.
That’s why I will not stop my quest.
Until our hearts, are in united rest.


Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Hodgetts 


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