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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Innocence




Someday,
Years down the road
from this one blue-sky,
smiling-sun,
gentle-breeze-blowing-
through-lush-pine-trees
Thursday,
You will be
(most likely)
mesmerized by
latest fashion trends,
teenage movie stars,
lipstick's hottest shades,
who took who to prom,
and then, oh, dear,
your first date.

Later on,
you will
(most likely) find
classy red cars,
stiletto heels,
bestseller novels,
guys with cute smiles
fascinating.

And then, much later on,
college applications,
job applications
will keep you
(most likely)
on your feet,
As will (eventually)
engagement parties,
shopping for wedding gowns,
and then, at last,
your wedding day.

But on this
one blue-sky,
smiling-sun,
gentle-breeze-blowing-
through-lush-pine-trees
Thursday
All you care about
is the slender
blade of grass
you hold tightly
in your hand.

And all
I can think
as I stand
a few feet
from the spot
where you sit
Is how
beautiful
you are.
And how
innocent
you are.

And sometimes
I wish I could
keep you like this
And freeze
this one moment
forever.

- by MJ

11 comments:

  1. oh wow, this picture indeed speaks of that admirable innocence, Teyla is super beautiful and cute, oh, I think the most stressful part of growing up for me was right after college when I was looking for job (applications) since I had that desire already to help my parents out and also prove that I can be worth something, and I was not so ready for rejections :(

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  2. I love your poem, girlash! My girls are not as young as cutie Teyla, but geez, I hear my heart echoing the words in your poem. There are moments in life that we so wish we can preserve! Teyla looks so cute in the photo. Such angelic face! :) Right now, the two girls still run around like little girls...I really hope I can keep them that way far longer -hahaha! :) Thank you for sharing this with us! :)

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  3. "And sometimes
    I wish I could
    keep you like this
    And freeze
    this one moment
    forever. ".............misty eyed i am....gosh this is such a beautiful post power ranger pal....

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  4. happy mother's day MJ. Your "innocence" is one subtle, quiet yet very passionate poem of a mother's love to her child. I love how you detailed what she might encounter growing up. Hopefully, she doesn't fall in love to heartbreaking "rock star" type of guys...yet even then, i am sure it will be difficult for her to go wrong, because a steady hand will guide her althroughout her journey, yours.

    "...and sometimes I wish I could keep you like this and freeze this one moment, forever."

    and with this poem, dear mommy MJ, you just have...

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  5. thank you, dear Salitype sistahs! i'm so touched by all your compliments:) may God bless us all with a wonderful thursday/friday! hugs and love to each of you!!

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  6. MJ buddy, I don't know why this poem made me cry. Tears of happiness though. It reminded me of my younger days and as I put myself on Teyla's and you on my mom's, I could feel how my mom felt. Now, that I have children of my own, this is exactly the feeling.

    Buddy ... I love this so much. Is this your first poem? It is so beautifully said !

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  7. "So words keep the shape of man
    Even when man has fled
    And longer there~"

    George Seferis

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  8. And sometimes
    I wish I could
    keep you like this
    And freeze
    this one moment
    forever.

    awww! mj, this makes me teary eye. beautiful capture of what's in your and every mother's heart...i love it, truly and utterly so.

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  9. And sometimes
    I wish I could
    keep you like this
    And freeze
    this one moment
    forever.

    ~ I always wish the same thing for Kyla. such a beautiful poem, MJ! happy mother's day! hope your spring allergies will not bug you anymore.

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  10. How do you stop a cute little baby from looking at you with its cute smile and all of its innocence? Thanks

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  11. My son was about 10 months old last summer. It was really hot so he went to bed with just a nappy on.In the morning, I went in to his room to find the most horrific sight! He'd taken his nappy off and spread poo everywhere! It was up the walls, in the ridges of his cot.....It was in his ears, in his hair, up his nose....stuck hard to his little teeth! It was so dried on I had to scrub it off!!
    He was still smiling though and didn't know what he'd done!I can laugh about it now but at the time it was terrible! What's the worst thing your child/ baby/ toddler has done in innocence? Thanks

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