Wednesday, March 4, 2015

{#sol15} an every single day moment 4/31


The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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Shhh ... it's that time.  
My favorite moment 
of every. single. day.  

That moment 
late in the night 
when I head upstairs. 

 I click on the bathroom light
 to help guide my way  
into the bedroom.

I pick up and move little bodies
 that have turned around 
and are sleeping the wrong way.

I search for lost stuffed animals 
under the covers, under the beds,
 or snuggled under the girls.

I tuck in again the purple sheets 
so that we have minimal chances 
of falling out of bed.

I sweep the hair away 
from a face and gently brush 
the back of my hand on a soft cheek.

I smile as I take a moment 
to stare at my sweet sleeping angels.  
So innocent.  So gentle.  So perfect.

I gently kiss a warm forehead 
as movement begins to occur 
with a stretch and a roll.

I hold my breath
not wanting to wake my girls
as I quietly close the door behind me.

My favorite moment 
of every. single. day.  
It's that time ... shhh.




22 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! It inspires me to try my hand at writing poetry, which is not my forte!

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  2. And I bet the next most favorite is when they wake up and give you that morning snuggle and hugs! Xo

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  3. Awwwww.... Such a sweet poem and so true. To see them snuggled and sleeping peacefully with not a care in the world. Knowing that God has His arms around them, protecting them. Sweet dreams to all. Love ya, Mom

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  4. What a lovely post about a very special moment with your girls;)
    Jen and Darla

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  5. I can't begin to tell you how much I love this. You have captured every mother's heart because we all know. I also love it because I can use it as a mentor text next year when we write poems that capture a moment!

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  6. Beautiful description! Makes me want to be a mommy!

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    1. It's the most rewarding job ever!!!

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  7. Mmmmm... love the sweetness that slips through these lines. Your descriptions brought me back to my son's chubby legs splayed across his bed.

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  8. Beautiful and touching poem, Michelle!

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  9. This is beautiful! Love the description of all the things you do in that tiny moment of "checking in."

    I was, however, screaming in my head "Get out! Get out!" when there was a tiny bit of movement near the end. Ha ha ha ha... don't want to wake them up!!

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  10. Sweet. Poetry is a natural part of you.

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  11. So innocent. So gentle. So perfect.
    Thanks for sharing your special moment and for bringing back my sweet memories.

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  12. Watching sleeping babes is the best, and you get a double dose every night. Sweet!

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  13. Watching my children sleep is the best! I love how you crafted this with repeated verse book ending a wonderful moment in time. This post made me smile and remember.

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  14. Gently brush my hand across their cheeks- memories. Sweetness weaves throughout your poem. Those quiet moments captured.

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  15. Such satisfying stuff--the nighttime ritual. Is there nothing as innocent as children asleep?

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  16. Oh Michelle, I love this so much.

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  17. Thanks for sharing that very special favorite moment. Your writing is so descriptive, I felt like I was there with you!! Wishing you many more favorite moments!!

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  18. This is a beautiful and gentle slice. I couldn't help but think how this is a much sweeter picture of sleep than those early days of sleepless nights. ;)
    Ruth

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  19. Lovely. Bedtime love captured perfectly.

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  20. It is a treat when I pop over to your blog and notice there is a poem waiting. You really have a strength when it comes to capturing life in poetry. This one is no exception. I feel like you let me in on a precious, personal, just-for-mommy moment.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.