Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Took His Hand and Followed ~A Poem



My dishes went unwashed today,
I didn't make the bed,
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.


Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I...
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky


We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood...
My kitchen wasn't swept today
But life was gay and good.


We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.


We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill...
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.


That my house was neglected,
That I didn't brush the stairs,
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care.


But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.


~Mrs. Roy L. Peifer



2 comments:

  1. This is great, Valerie. I posted it on my blog...and linked back to you. :)
    Hope you have a blessed Mother's Day!

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  2. Valerie, this is particularly precious to me. I wish I had done more of this. thank you for stirring things in my heart; I pray it will move young mothers to think about time spent :) Happy Mother's Day, new friend.

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