Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Smiling Wife (Poem)

This is my "Carnival of family life Submission" It is a weekly writing contest hosted by kailani at "An Island Review".. Come spin a pen (or click clack a keyboard), join us and share your mind.
The carnival is up over at "Mom on Wheels"

A Smiling Wife

I have a friend with one great need.
He longs to see his woman smile.
A gentle word, a soft embrace.

Too many wounds, resentments, stolen away.
Of all the loss it is poignant to know
the sweetest loss, her smile.

The power of this,
tenderness within .

Safety, a peaceful place to rest awhile.
Empty are the pursuits to gain,
all is loss
whether self righteous or profane.
Emptiness is all that remains.

What power we hold,
yet untold.
Lost in a flicker of carelessness.
Warm eyes, a simple grin.
It is what is most important to men.
We may not see this until a tragic end.

So in your strength
smile at him.
Offer your eyes of warmth
a safe place to enter in.
Gain all that he needs in you.
ou will have a forever friend.


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Very pretty poem!

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Denise said...

Beautiful my friend.

Holly Schwendiman said...

What a wonderful poem! Ironically my husband just told me this morning how much he loves to see me smile. :) I hope the jaw/tooth is getting better! So sorry for that. Thanks for dropping by my corner. ;)


Nancy Face said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful poem that was! Thank you for visiting my blog...we probably ARE neighbors! :)

*~JESSIE~* said...

I'm visiting by way of the carnival and I so loved your poem. Very thoughtful!

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
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  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
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