a mothers prayer

watch him sleep
this man-child
beautiful long lashes
lay softly
on unblemished cheek
sweet pouting mouth
giggles with laughter
cries with fear
mommy, i love you
still suckles sometimes
while he dreams
time stops
while i watch
and ever so gently i
stroke his perfect brow
my heart aches to know
am i his blessing
as he is mine
and i know
every mothers prayer
is to hold on to this moment

3 thoughts on “a mothers prayer

  1. This does remind me of how I feel for my sons… And how I long for them to feel about me, and perhaps there is some…but sometimes mother’s wishes come true, and sometime she will push him so far away she won’t know where he is in this world…. Gorgeously written.

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