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Keep My Words {Day 30}

I’m tired. Bone tired. Now, usually I’m saying that about mothering and homemaking but… tonight, I’m saying it about WRITING!

This has never happened to me before – I feel like I’ve been on a marathon crunch of writing this month, and it’s felt good, and inspiring, and challenging, and… boy am I NOT feeling like writing this post.

Which, reminds me of the MAIN THING I’ve learned throughout this entire process – the process of writing is SO MUCH like the process of parenting. Sorry for all the caps. I am shouting tonight, only b/c I am too tired to edit in some lovely italics. That. Tired.

So here’s my small little poem for the last day. I am definitely NOT going out with a bang but… have to finish. I’m too tired to make a fancy graphic right now so … if this post is rather bare when you read it, my apologies!

Keep My Words (from Proverbs 7:1)

Now I lay two sons

Down to their sleep

I pray the Lord

My words they’ll keep

long after the fall of day,

these words of mine

will guide their way.

Now I lay this pen aside,

in feeble verse,

I humbly tried

recording love

and hope it keeps

deep in their hearts

whilst they sleep.

For when they wake

as older men

and turn these pages,

see what I’ve penned,

I pray the Lord,

His Word they’ll keep

and now I lay me

down to sleep.

 

Good night, little lads.

Mommy.

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For the rest of the series, click the button: Poetry of Parenting Boys

 

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Sarah

Saturday 1st of November 2014

This is so sweet! I love love love it. It's how I feel after my boys are down for the night (or nap, like right now), but your poetic words are sweeter than what's running through my head most of the time. :) I would love to frame this poem and put it up outside their rooms. Any consideration of making it a printable? If not, any interest in collaborating together on one? Feel free to contact me. :) I'm planning to make it one for myself, at least!

Somehow, I'm just now visiting your blog even though I've seen your name throughout the challenge. Following you on Bloglovin!

Kristin

Friday 31st of October 2014

As a mom of a boy (and a girl, too!), I have just loved your series! You don't need any fancy graphics to show your sweet love toward your boys. I loved today's poem!

Kristin

Friday 31st of October 2014

As a mom of a boy (and a girl, too!), I have just loved your series! You don't need any fancy graphics to show your sweet love toward your boys. I loved today's poem!

shellie

Thursday 30th of October 2014

I know you feel tired an maybe you feel like you are not going out with a bang BUT I love the poem! maybe bc I am a boy mom! Thanks for sharing!

shellie

Thursday 30th of October 2014

I know you feel tired an maybe you feel like you are not going out with a bang BUT I love the poem! maybe bc I am a boy mom! Thanks for sharing!

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