Whispers from Afar


My precious child,
I see your face,
Content in animated play.
Sit still by me;
I’ll slow my pace,
Let’s capture rich moments today.

If I should blink,
You’ll slip away,
So I’ll store kisses in a jar.
Lock in my heart,
The sweetest hugs,
While whispered fate lures from afar.

Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri

2 December 2012:  I’ve entered this poem in the dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Missing You prompt. Although it’s not strictly a “missing you” poem, it’s about what I miss the most now that all my kids have grown. It’s about missing soft kisses, hugs and giggles and that time when the world was a special place. You hear it hundreds of times “enjoy them while you can, they grow up quickly”. Well it’s true.

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84 responses to “Whispers from Afar

  1. Hi Norma the words the presentation the video, all are just beautiful. what an emotionally charged journey of love and friendship… luv it.. thanks for sharing.. hugs melxxxxx

  2. beautiful ….shame our minds are the only jars that can store these memories vividly ! loved you poem thank you for sharing

  3. I’ll slow my pace,
    Let’s capture rich moments today.

    With children our pace must be slow to capture the rich moments.

    Very well written.

    Genebrother

  4. As I get older…heaven’s womb seems to be drawing back.
    Thank you for this wonderful piece…about, as I read it, a path we begin on and never leave. From birth to giving birth.

    • Good question 🙂 Actually the second and fifth line rhyme in the first verse was unintentional, but the the third and sixth line rhyme in both verses was intentional. Thanks for reading 🙂

  5. I love this poem. After reading it I was sat deep in thought, thinking about my own children and how quickly they are growing. Time with them is precious and the ultimate gift.

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. i don’t have children…but i can completely empathise….precious moments for sure…and far too fleeting, children grow too fast!! really nice heartfelt poem…thanks for sharing!

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