Sunday, March 2, 2008

change

your head once nestled
snuggly under my chin
now mine under yours

tiny baby feet
soft wiggling toes of delight
now size ten sneaker

carried on my hip
hands held tight now push away
let me down

eye rolled message sent
my mothers words from my mouth
eye roll now received

one single impression

23 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh the telling changes of growing up!

spacedlaw said...

That made me smile (it must be the eye rolling).

tumblewords said...

A story in four short stanzas! Change that mothers know! Nicely done!

SandyCarlson said...

The non-verbal connection between mother and child is powerful. So much is said, not said. Touching and beautiful.

Sian said...

This is just so true. Happy Mother's Day from the UK :)

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for your encouraging comment on One Single Impression. We'll do the best we can, and we welcome your thoughts and suggestions for prompts!

STP said...

What a tender piece that also conveys a certain sadness of children growing up and apart.

Andrée said...

It's so lovely . . . and then the end, when I cracked up at the vision of those rolling eyes! Spectacular. A panorama of life.
My change is here. Thank you.

Krissie said...

great words, and how true! youve captured the growing up change well.

paisley said...

oh this was lovely... even those of us that have never raised a child have been one and can remember when the shoe went to the other foot.....

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

great take on the prompt ... these changes mother's share are both joyful and challenging! xx, JP/deb

Sean Boyd said...

This is great! Being a parent and the once exasperating and yet well-loved son of my mom, I related to both sides of the pieces. Thanks.

lissa said...

you hit the spot. I think I have roll my eyes at my parents one time or another.

Quiet Paths said...

Lovely and truly hit home with me!

LittleWing said...

yes, it passes so quickly...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have certainly felt these changes.

Patois said...

Many of these changes are fast approaching. The eye rolling? Already here.

UL said...

oh they grow so quickly dont they...loved it loved it

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Such a perfect description of raising a child.

gardenpath said...

Your poems make me laugh! My daughter is getting this from her boys, and she just told me that she has become me!
Sandy from gardenpath

Raven said...

Lovely. You made me smile, told a story and left me with just a touch of wistfulness. Nicely done. Thanks for visiting Raven's Nest and for your kind words there.

Yolanda said...

I truly enjoyed this one. Thank for sharing it.

Greyscale Territory said...

Still smiling with this one! I immediately thought of my own grown up daughter. The "shoe" I gave her is still being worn in, but I am sure eventaully it will fit her snugly.

Most enjoyable!

Gemma