Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Holding On To Your Cape



Holding On To Your Cape

I have watched
you go through pain,
hiding all of it under your
Super Woman Cape.

Arms that felt fear
for all you faced,
would surround you
and you became their comforter.

I never thought
I would be your student.
Yet I sat at your feet
learning how to step
over rocks in my path
while you climbed mountains.

You have not let
illness define or deter you.
If there was a star
 you wished to hang your dreams on,
you soared to reach it.

My words are inadequate,
but they are all I have.
I am so glad I am
 learning how to fly
by holding on to your cape.



©Susie Clevenger 2012

This was written for my daughter, Dawn, who is my Super Woman.
It was inspired by Kenia who challenged us to do more than just post a poem to our page.


18 comments:

Fireblossom said...

What a wonderful tribute to your brave gal. I know she will treasure such a thing, from her mom.

Len said...

So beautiful, and she has her mothers strength.

Susan said...

WOW! Super Mom to see this in your daughter and validate it! "you became their comforter. / I never thought I would be your student. Yet I sat at your feet / learning how to step over rocks in my path while you climbed mountains." Holding her cape! I LOVE THIS!

Marian said...

whoosh! beautiful goodness. yes!

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

WoW. A wonderful letter to show your heart to her and the world.
Peace,
Siggi of Downeast Maine

Sreeja said...

Loved this one...may no illness disturb her......

Daydreamertoo said...

This is so lovely. I never knew that children could be teachers too but yes, they are.
I'm sure your daughter will glow with pride when she reads this. What a wonderful tribute.

Mary said...

Thiis is beautifully expressed. I hope perhaps you willm write this using calligraphy and give it to her framed for her next birthday.

Mary said...

Thiis is beautifully expressed. I hope perhaps you willm write this using calligraphy and give it to her framed for her next birthday.

Other Mary said...

Oh, this is just wonderful. From this I think you both rock! I assume she has read it and is so proud and happy.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have given us a double treat today, allowing us to feel, vicariously, the love you have for yours.

Very special words: I loved the surrender in the last two lines.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my goodness, but this is beautiful. I love that she became a comforter, that you sat at her feet and learned how to cross rocks in your path while she climbed mountains. Love the holding on to her cape. Oh Susie, such a poem of love! This will make your daughter's eyes shine.

Lolamouse said...

What a lovely and heartfelt letter. Just beautiful.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Susie, this is so sad and so lovely. I love the idea of learning to fly by holding onto her cape. You and Dawn are fortunate to have one another.
K

Peggy said...

Very moving piece. Strong wings to you and your daughter.

Kenia Cris said...

Wonderful piece, Susie. The love of a mother for a daughter and a daughter for life, is what I read here. I don't have children but I know I'll want to give them all my love in words and to fly away through outer space holding their hands.

Kisses dear. <3

Hannah said...

This breaks my heart. I wish I had this kind of relationship with my mother. The beauty in your's is so heart-warming, Susie.

Ella said...

What a wonderful sentiment to the bond you two share~ It is beautiful and filled with the magic n' strength we give and find within each other~ Wonderful! Such a tender gift of your strong bond! xo