Prized possession, yet much too wonderful to be so.
She breathes love, inhaling the cares of others, exhaling her help where she can.
Pages, with words, pen with purpose – she crafts – forming collected conciseness.
For she is valued, friendship manifest, the bodacious one.

A wonderful Mum, the origins of love growing in her care.
A watcher, protector, denizen of creative process.
Folksy tones letting words find their place among elements.
The world her stage as she captivates.

Yet a little reluctant to see, perhaps dirty mirrors.
In the eyes of her children, perhaps more worthy mirrors.
The love in you, it resonates with words.
Takes them and empowers them for others to read.

Let others read.


~ by Paul McGovern on June 24, 2011.

7 Responses to “Did….”

  1. Beautiful writing as always

  2. ‘The Bodacious one…’ And she is just that.

    ‘Let others read’. *Nods seriously*

    What a beautiful tribute to a deserving recipient. Absolutely joyful. I only hope the person it was written for can see through those dirty mirrors, and see the potential and love that shine through regardless.

  3. Aww that filled me with warm fuzzies. 😀

  4. Absolutely beautiful Paul…made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. You are a true talent my friend.

  5. So sentient and yet cerebral. How do you do it, Paul! Beautiful tribute to a an obviously talented and caring friend. Lovely! Thank you for this!

  6. You know how I love this, and you, dear friend. x

  7. A gorgeous tribute to a person I’ve only had a glimpse at, but whom I hope to know better and who deserves the words and sentiment whole heatedly.

    Very lovely Paul.

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