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Mother’s Day 2011

May 6, 2011

This is a repost of the Mother’s Day poem I wrote for my mom last year. Yes, those are really my mother’s hands.

Photo by Danielle La Paglia
Photo Editing by Misty Carey

My Mother’s Hands

Slender hands
Delicate, fragile hands

Hands made to caress, to comfort, to adorn
Hands strong enough to hold, to mend, to fight

The hands of a queen
The hands of a warrior

Hands powerful enough to heal the wounds of a skinned knee
And a broken heart

Hands talented enough to create water-color visions
And culinary delights

Hands soft enough to soothe
And rough enough to command

Hands gentle enough to wipe away tears
And tough enough to protect

Hands magical enough to fend off nightmares
And real enough to hold

The hands of an artist
The hands of a healer
The hands of a goddess
The hands of my mother

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I love you so much.

Me, my Mom & my Monster

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2011 8:07 AM

    Absolutely Incredible. Thank you for sharing.

  2. May 6, 2011 9:25 AM

    Beautiful and wonderfully sentimental.

  3. May 6, 2011 9:29 AM

    Perfect for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing this poem with us again!

  4. May 6, 2011 10:16 AM

    Silk chains, to keep close and to let go at the same time.
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. May 6, 2011 11:56 AM

    Beautiful, Danni! I especially liked:

    Hands magical enough to fend off nightmares
    And real enough to hold

    Great contrast here while capturing the feelings of childhood so perfectly.

  6. May 6, 2011 12:59 PM

    Beautiful 🙂

  7. May 6, 2011 1:19 PM

    Aw, you all look so happy in your photo! Wonderful sentiment perfectly captured.

  8. May 6, 2011 3:29 PM

    Love the poem, a true testiment to your mom, and the pic is lovely. So glad you shared them. 🙂 Happy Mothers Day.

  9. May 6, 2011 8:02 PM

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Danni, one of the most patient moms I know.

  10. May 7, 2011 10:32 AM

    Very nice! Happy Mother’s Day!

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