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Strength Is A Child’s Journey

06 Mar

Child, oh child—unburdened before life.

Fallen star from the heavens—

Floating—on water’s golden light.

In that sunrise—

You carry wood, smile, and be polite.

Helpful as ever-present.

You placed yourself— in my heart

And lifted my life’s purpose—carried—

In your embracing arms.

We sit— in our own houses now.

I look at your photograph—loving you—

Remembering— how strong you are.

JDG2

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19 responses to “Strength Is A Child’s Journey

  1. Mary

    March 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

    A very touching poem, ZQ. And I love the photo. Children do grow up, don’t they? And one must remember those times & also reflect on just who it was that helped develop the strength in the personhood they exhibit today.

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  2. dsnake1

    March 6, 2016 at 9:46 am

    this is so tender and touching, my friend.
    yes, we draw strength from our children. their journey is the purpose of our living. 🙂

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  3. thotpurge

    March 6, 2016 at 10:05 am

    What a lovely photograph…and such fond memories..

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  4. magicalmysticalteacher

    March 6, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I always like it when poets look at old photos and write new poems. You’ve done well!

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi

    March 6, 2016 at 11:26 am

    This is so touching.. lovely write 🙂

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    March 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Love how you looked back.. children have a way of growing up don’t they?… and photos have a way of waking memories.

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  7. Sherry Marr

    March 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    This is so moving, my friend. I love the photo! And that he lifted your life’s purpose…………so true. That’s what children do. Such a loving and beautifully affirming poem. It hit me right in the heart – ka-pow!

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  8. Purba Chakraborty (@Manchali_Purba)

    March 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    This is so touching. Beautifully weaved.

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  9. gillena

    March 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Nice nostalgic mood here. Children grow up but the child never leaves the parent’s heart

    Thanks for linking up at my Sunday Lime

    Much love…

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  10. Trudesses

    March 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    a child fallen star from heaven…a gift of precious love…

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  11. 1sojournal

    March 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    My very first attempt to write poetry, came after the birth of my third child. Thank you for reminding me of that and why it was so important,

    Elizabeth
    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/headed-north/

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  12. James Toma (Jamztoma)

    March 6, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Radiant and nostalgic. I love those two.

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  13. Luk Lei

    March 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Very nice, crazy how it all goes so quickly.

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  14. Sumana Roy

    March 7, 2016 at 1:22 am

    when a star is on the ground it naturally has its own strength…love the rich imagery you’ve used…a moving poem ZQ…the reading is wonderful…

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  15. Jae Rose

    March 7, 2016 at 7:52 am

    What a wonderful tribute – lucky to be treasured and to be able to treasure

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  16. Magaly Guerrero

    March 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Love the warmth that come out of these words… and I recognize that bittersweet nostalgia, too.

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  17. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    March 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This gives me a chill. I sometimes follow that floating light and am jarred by the separate house I now live in.

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  18. M

    March 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    tender and sweet ~

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  19. frederick anderson

    March 14, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Oh, to somehow recapture that innocence and newness! A poem to keep in my heart.

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