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Heart's Lullaby (for my children)

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0 posted 02-17-2000 01:11 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Hush, now, little angels; the morning comes soon
To chase the silver shadows that follow the moon;
Let your dreaming fill you, your wonder take flight,
And soft wings spun of lullabies will lift you this night.

Sleep, now, little princess, and close your sweet eyes
And dream of bright tomorrows and turquoise blue skies;
Dream of fairies dancing on gossamer wings,
And hear their voices whispering the song that I sing ...

Dream, now, child of my heart, my darling young boy,
Of sunlight and of laughter, the purest of joy;
Let my song remind you, in slumbering ear,
That though I may be far away, in dreams I am here ...

Hush, now, little angels; to dreams gently go;
Remember that I love you more than you'll ever know.
Though I cannot greet you when the dawn wakes your eye,
I'll sing to you every night in my heart's lullaby.

This poem was written as a sort of farewell to my lovely children, Kahlan (4) and Damian (3), who will be moving to their father's house some 1500 miles away due to the fact that I will be going to school more than full time and will be unable to care for them.  They are, and will always be, the only lights in my life.

 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...

--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 02-17-2000).]
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1 posted 02-17-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

blimey how did anybody miss this from esteemed kess woops i guess i did too..its great writing plus it packs a punch at the end with the note o man sad for yuh skye great read tho
Fred Hobbs
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2 posted 02-17-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs


These are beautiful thoughts, wonderfully expressed for a very sad occasion.  Thanks for sharing them.

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3 posted 02-17-2000 11:35 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is quite a treasure Kess...I can feel your love shining off this page!!! I know you'll miss them dearly hun, but your heart is still in the right place!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Danny Holloway
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4 posted 02-17-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

My little princess gets married in a week. She is and always has been my light and my life.  I know I'm not really losing her, but it feels that way.  So many memories of her as a child growing up and the many joys that came with each passing year.
I hope your children rejoin you soon.  You will not feel like a whole person without them.
Good luck with school and please continue your poetry.  You have a special talent!
Tara Simms
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5 posted 02-17-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Oh, Kess, this brought tears to my eyes.  I know how terribly hard this must be for you, such a sacrifice you are making.  Every mother wants to be their for her children. You are doing a noble thing.  I think it's wonderful that you are going back to school and especially great that you recognize they will be better off with their father for now until you finish.  That is so selfless, it captures the essence of motherhood.

As I was reading this, I was thinking it would make a beautiful bedtime book for children.  I could see the illustrations in my mind.  You should look into it!  Even if you only make one book to give to your children.  

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley

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6 posted 02-17-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, Kess, your heart must be breaking. I'm sure it will be hard for you and them. This poem is beautiful.

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7 posted 02-17-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The poem is wonderful, of course - the separation  has to be a heart-wrenching one...
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 02-17-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Your love for your children shines though, your beautiful spirit and your poetic talent, also. This was a pleasure to read, but heart breaking to know the why, and so I respond to this in admiration of your courage and sacrifice and with my best wishes to you and to your little ones.
God bless you all
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9 posted 02-17-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Kess this is beautiful! I know you're gonna miss them terribly! They shall be in my prayers as well as you. Hope you reunite soon!


There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
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10 posted 02-19-2000 03:16 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

And you know what... they're probably thrilled to death to be away from you!!!
Ok, ok, on a seriousnote, this is touching and I'm sur they'll miss you just as much as you'll miss them. I'm sure it'll be touhg, but love can weather even the toughest storm!
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11 posted 02-19-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Skyfyre this is a precious poem.  I hope for the best for you and your family.    James
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