It will soon be my Mom’s birthday. I celebrate her incredible spirit with this poetic tribute to her.
This is christyb, reminding you to hug someone you care for today. Never take a day or a relationship for granted.
As We Walk Together
You drench me in affection that has no strings,
An emotion that warms me in spirit, while
My waist receives your arms for a tender hug.
The lines on my face are vulnerable to fraying,
Yet you never avoid them, instead offering me
A tissue to wipe away my tears, and
Lining my heart with soft words that
Strengthen its beats.
Your eyes wash over my soul with
A cleansing breath that is solid in strength,
While your arms help hold me up when
My thoughts do stumble and fall.
I feel you take my hand as we walk forward,
Together, and we inhale the scents that
Disclose a recent rainfall has occurred.
Thank-you for being my Mom, my
Reason to smile on days when facial
Features were outside of my comfort zone.
Today I inhale your love once more and
Hug you tighter than ever, in an embrace
That needs no spoken words.
©2013 Christy Birmingham