Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Living Arrows 1/52 - contains poetry

Because childhood's not forever...


The Soul I Grew - The Boy I Knew
My soul told heaven: I am Mother
Heaven answered: got you, no other.

You came through me, we were one,
But now you're a boy, you are my son.

Although to you I do care,
To the world I must share.

Because you are on loan to me
It doesn't mean you'll forever be.

You are a living arrow flying
Through the universe, trying.

Trying to grow, trying to live
Successfully learning all that I give.

You are a living arrow soaring
To me you'll never ever be boring.

You always show me something new
Something that I never knew.

You always spot the things I don't
I'm too busy, not that I won't.

I give to you, the love I feel,
It's so powerful, so real.

I know you are not mine
You are however simply divine.

But we chose each other, 
this time!

Original Work, written by New Mum Online 07/01/2013 - I retain copyright.


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42 comments:

  1. A gorgeous poem - I keep telling you how talented you are. I hope you enter competitions and such like? Beautiful pics as always - and fab linky! X

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    1. Thanks darling. I honestly never knew you could enter a poem in a competition. All of mine are gushy which I doubt would be well received. Liska xx
      Thanks for visiting/commenting xx

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  2. What a beautiful beautiful poem Liska. And lovely photos too. I love the bottom one of him cycling through the puddle- totally sums up this weather at the moment. x

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  3. Such cute photos Liska, he's such a gorgeous little guy. And beautiful words too. Thanks so much for linking up to Living Arrows. x

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  4. What a wonderful poem, beautiful words and equally beautiful photos x

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  5. Gorgeous photos! Love the natural effect background in the first photo and the rain-made pond in the second! Looks like great fun :)

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  6. Lovely poem. I never understand when people say children aren't theirs though. My children are a part of me and always will be. I guess it's maybe a religious metaphor? I really love the photo of him riding his bike through a flood - so cute! x

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  7. What a lovely photo and poem, You are so very talented.

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  8. Awww, lovely Liska. Aaron looks so happy. x

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  9. Lovely poem and what fun that huge puddle is; my girls would love that!

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  10. That's so lovely! The pics are lovely, but the puddle one is my fave! :)

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  11. A fellow living arrows contributor here :) Love your photo. I am looking forward to seeing more over this project xxxxx

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  12. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful poem. You clever thing! :)

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  13. The freedom you explain giving him in your poem is obviously having an amazing effect, his expression in the puddle on his bike is absolute rapture!

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    1. Rapture is right! I will share the full set of snaps for #CountryKids on Friday night :-) xx

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  14. Brilliant photos Liska! What a talented poet you are.

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  15. What a lovely poem Liska - wish I could write poetry. Sadly not! Love the photos too, just wonderful :)

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  16. How much fun does that puddle look?! What a sweet poem too x

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  17. I love the poem... love the photos as well - my kids love puddles as well, if they see one they must jump in it, no matter how much protest I make ;)

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  18. Love the photos! and the poem :)

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  19. Beautiful words and that photograph of him cycling through the puddle is wonderful! He looks like the cat that got the cream :)

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  20. Aawwwww, he'll LOVE that when he's older! Cracks a mummy's heart that does...

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  21. Gorgeous and loving the bike and puddle shot. My little one hasn't been off his bike since he got it on Christmas day :) x

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  22. How much fun does that look in the middle of a puddle x

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  23. What a truly beautiful poem! And gorgeous photos :)

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  24. Gorgeous poem, gorgeous son, gorgeous pics! There is no better feeling than stamping in the puddles without a care in the world. We should do it more as adults :-) x

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    1. Letting him do it was me letting my hair down tee hee ;-) x

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  25. Ooooh another poetry writer! Fabulous! :) I used write a lot of poetry, not so much now. I love this, and the photos are gorgeous :)

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  26. Lovely poetry - the second living arrows post I have seen - need to find out more

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  27. Oh my goodness, the size of that puddle!

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    1. I'll be doing a #CountryKids post to show off all of the pics I took xx

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  28. Really love the textures in that top photo x

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  29. Great photos. Looks like you guys have a lot of fun together!

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