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"Fairy Dust"

Retired counselor, 341 short stories published by FSU. I have 4 sons, love sharing photography, writing, love travel, sunshine, sea & Grace.

This was a moment of intense joy that took me away from my pains and concerns and into a blissful state mum's can relate to: 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.

Helen Lewis 2009


© 2009 Helen Lewis


Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 20, 2012:

Thank you Jackie!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 18, 2012:

Really beautiful.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 24, 2011:

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, :-)

inko from Japan on October 20, 2011:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 28, 2010:

Hi sentimental, thank you for your very kind comments!

Capt Semant from India on October 28, 2010:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 18, 2010:

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'...

attemptedhumour from Australia on October 18, 2010:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on September 08, 2010:

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!

ROMANCER OF LIFE from Honolulu, Hawaii on September 08, 2010:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on June 26, 2010:

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.

Deborah Waring from Lancashire U.K. on June 26, 2010:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 26, 2009:

Thank you for your kind words!

Larry Ray Palmer from Macon, Missouri on December 22, 2009:

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

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 22, 2009:

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

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 21, 2009:

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

tnderhrt23 on December 21, 2009:

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

petermdhart from Cornwall, UK on December 21, 2009:

A lovely, touching poem.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on August 03, 2009:

Thanks Graham

graham54 on August 03, 2009:

That one really tugs on the heart strings :-)

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