Mother of the Bride

Image by Mihai Paraschiv from Pixabay

Beaming right there before me,
eyes fixed upon your man.
Dressed in white lace and satin,
an elegant woman.
The first moment I saw you,
I gave you my whole heart.
I loved you and adored you,
tried hard to do my part.
Now at this very moment,
my heart erupts with pride.
I wonder if you realise,
the love I hold inside.
And as your vows are spoken,
I try to stop the tears.
As memories dance before me,
I see you through the years.
God bless you on your journey,
as I have gained a son,
My precious darling daughter,
my child, my cherished one.

Copyright © 2012 Norma Martiri



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

This poem is 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”. It’s true.

Empty Nest

Image by sasint at Pixabay

She’s gone.
My sunshine
my joy
my life.
Independent woman
out there
Lock your doors
don’t talk to strangers.
Stay safe.
God please watch over her –
my flesh
my blood
my heart
my child.

Copyright (c) 2009 Norma Martiri

Form: Free Verse