Engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Mother’s Heart:

Theres a girl alone
Standing at a looking glass
And she waits
For time to forget to pass

She can hold her own
Waiting
She can stand alone
For now

Theres a girl alone
In a meadow
Watching
Hoping to catch a glimpse of Sun

She can feel it now
On her skin
It lights her up inside
For now

Theres a girl alone
Staring at a baby
And she waits
To tell him of his future

She can’t wait to be a mother
She can’t wait to hold him close
She can’t wait to teach him
What it means to be a man – as best she can.

There’s a girl alone
Holding a baby
Hes crying
He needs her now

She can hold her own
For a little while
She worries
She counts the days

Theres a girl alone
Kissing her boy goodbye
Praying for a good first day
School bell rings

She holds the tears in
Until hes safe inside
And then she gets in her car
And drives

Theres a girl alone
Waiting
To hear how his first day was
Smiling

She can hold her own
When he climbs inside
Waiting
Hes smiling

Theres a girl alone
At the foot of the stairs
Waiting on her boy in a tuxedo
He’s going to the Prom

She can hold her own
When he comes down
Looking ever like his father
With a heart like his mother

She pushes herself
To hold her tears
Then he looks her in the eye
And it comes down to this
Son, you make me proud
Go have a good time

Theres a girl alone
Sitting on the porch
In the moonlight
Waiting

She can hold her own
Shes done the best she can
Now hes off to propose
To his girl

She can hold her own
In the moonlight
Thinking of her life
And all the tiny blessings

Theres a girl alone
Outside a church
Waiting
Shining from head to toe

She can hold her own
As the man says man and wife
And her son is not her boy anymore
Crying
Tears of joy

Theres a girl alone
In the corner
Sitting in a chair
Watching the happy couple

She can hold her own
Out of the room
To the car
She climbs in
Theres a knock at the window

Theres a girl alone
In a wedding dress
Pleading her to step outside
Shes puzzled

She can hold her own
When shes still unsure
She climbs out of the car
Waiting

Theres a girl alone
That hugs her tight to her chest
Crying tears of joy
She steps away
And smiles
She says thank you

She wavers
What would you thank me for?
For giving me a husband, a man
Not a boy that is weak and scared.
That has nothing to do with me my child
That was none but God

Theres a girl in a wedding dress
Hugging her mother in law
Crying together
For the things they’ve come past
And the things yet to come

Theres a blur of white
Leading to the chapel
The girl we know drives away
Smiling

She can hold her own
Prays to God
Teach me how to let him go
You’ve brought me this far
Don’t put me back on my own feet yet
I need you

Theres a girl alone
Standing in the hallway
Looking at the photos on the wall
There is one she stops at
She cant walk past today
Its not her boy, it’s a man.

She can hold her own
Until this moment
She was strong as the great wall
She let love inside
With that baby
And hes turned into a man

Theres a girl alone
At a hospital window
Waiting
Watching
Hearing
Crying
With a new bride on her arm

She can’t hold her own
There isn’t time
He needs a heart to live
Waiting

Theres a girl alone
Waiting by a bedside
For her mother to return
When she looks up
Its not the face she expected
It’s a doctor and a form

Theres a girl alone
Sitting in a gown
On a hospital table
Waiting

Shes signed her life away
Waiting
He needs a heart to live
She says
He’s had it all along.

Theres a family
A few years later
Playing in the yard
Laughing

They have made it this far
Because of God
They count their blessings everyday
One by one
They never forget
To remember
The mother of the boy
And how her heart
Has kept him going
Through the years.

~ Crystal Beeler

Advertisements

2 responses

  1. 4calledbyhisgrace

    What a wonderful piece of poetry. I am reminded to never take for granted the blessings God’s given us, and His Sovereignty in our lives. Thanks for writing this Crystal and for sharing it.

    -From a fellow poet 🙂

    February 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm

  2. Crystal Beeler

    Absolutely! I’m glad you liked it. You never know how things like this are going to be received! 🙂

    February 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s