"Fairy Dust"

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Sleeping Beauty


This is a poem I wrote a long time ago when I was a one-parent family of a small child and feeling very lonely ~ especially those evenings after putting my son to bed.

This event happened exactly as written and it was a moment of intense joy that took me away from my pains and concerns and into a blissful state: I called it "Fairy Dust."


Fairy Dust


Silently, I tip-toe to touch

The soft angel-face I love so much

Each whispered kiss releases me

From the present into eternity

Then I so blessed as my child brings

His sleepy arms about me linked

Like softly folded gossamer wings.


Then lifted up, he enfolds my yearning

Scattering my illusions of need, burning...

Into Fairy Dust

With tight hug and wide-eyed trust

He offers me his simple truth

"I love you mom"

Oh precious gift, my lovely son.


Copyright © Helen Lewis 2009

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Comments 20 comments

graham54 7 years ago

That one really tugs on the heart strings :-)


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brightforyou 7 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Graham


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petermdhart 6 years ago from Cornwall, UK

A lovely, touching poem.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

What a sweet, moving poem! I have experienced "Fairy Dust", just didn't know its name!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you, I am glad you have experienced "Fairy Dust" - those moments are to be treasured... forever


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a lovely poem! Children's trust and love is so precious and you have captured the feeling beautifully.


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palmerlarryray 6 years ago from Macon, Missouri

The bond between a parent and a child offers some amazing moments. This a very beautiful bit of poetry. Thank you for sharing.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you for your kind words!


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wearing well 6 years ago from Lancashire U.K.

This reminds me of my son and makes me appreciate just how lucky I am to have a loving and giving child!

Precious memories to cherish.What a beautiful picture as well as perfect poetry:)

Thank you


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi wearing well, thank you for your kind comments. I see you are in Lancashire. I was born in Ashton Under Lyne, anywhere near you? I look forward to reading your hubs.


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 6 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

Well written and beautiful! You will be an inspiration to me and those who surround you. Thank you for sharing such beautifully written poems.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Romancer of Life, thank you for your very generous and kind comments - I'm so glad you liked the poem - I look forward to reading your hubs and getting to know you!


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

He's a lucky chap and you are blessed to have him. Cheers again


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for your kind words attemptedhumour, we are going through a very tough time at the moment - so I wish with all my heart he were a little boy again, who I could kiss and 'make it all better'...


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sentimental 6 years ago from India

Pious expression of eternal love between mother and child...absolute writing....


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi sentimental, thank you for your very kind comments!


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inko 5 years ago from Japan

I think that I teared up a little reading this...It's so simple and sweet. Thank you :)


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi inko, thank you for your comments - so glad you enjoyed it - I see that you have also written a poem called Fairy Dust! Take care, :-)


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Really beautiful.


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brightforyou 3 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Jackie!

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