Sunday, September 13, 2009


Does that longing set at the start

At that moment the cut given to part
Held in a mother’s womb you be
Then with birth newly free
From lifetimes of pleasure and pain
Life now a newly set game
Yet the need for care and protection to grow
Discount and dismiss what you deeply know
And then I am as others perceive me to be
Lost I somewhere in the shadow of me
The soul sings freedom a welcomed refrain
Then gone the shadow then gone the pain
The longing that had its start
In this moment does depart
And I in freedom and light cease to be
Somewhere lost in the shadow of me
Guided by TRUTH and God's loving care
Stand I free of longing and despair.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Mother and Child, Oil on Canvas, 1865, Lord Frederick Leighton, 1830-1896

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  1. As good as its gets - fine rhythms and rhyming.

  2. Hi Rose Marie! What a beautiful poem! Very got me slightly emotional I must admit.

  3. HI ROse Marie -

    I am a blend of memories of my life as I absorb your words. It is a journey, my journey in one poem - one who has traveled from darkness to light to darkness to light knows the journey and can feel it in a poem, a storm, a rainbow, a loved one's eyes, an embrace, tears and laughter - once TRUTH prevails all else is aligned.

    Love to you

  4. How well you express of the love of a mother from womb to forever and of the child who embraces life and all it's challenges. I love this, oh to have your gift......:-) Hugs

  5. Dave, Thank You for such praise.

    Rain, It is indeed a heartfelt perspective.

    Gail, "...once TRUTH prevails all else is aligned." And so our paths defined.

    Bernie, Thank You, and yes, love ever to "the child who embraces life and all it's challenges."