Thursday, August 10, 2006

I wrote these for Tara on Mother's Day this year
Tanner Gracen

A mind full of wonder—
Ever thinking;
Always growing,
Artistically creating the world anew.
So fun to watch, this work of genius
As he flutters from one focus to another,
Needing not to attend to one thing long.
For as quickly as he sees
So does he understand,
And off to something else, a fantasy land.
He is beautiful; he is passionate,
Full of life, filled with awe—
His limits likely to be only those self-imposed.
Protect him from pride's great fall.
A gift to be cherished;
A breath to be held—
Let me not do anything but enable him to your hand.
Keaton Tait

Deeply does he think,
Ever on the brink
Of sharing something wise,
A twinkle in his eyes.
A handsome joy to behold;
A surprise with hair of gold;
His heart full and alive—
Deeper than anyone can dive—
Hard to know what lies inside,
But oh the wonder, and the pride,
When he trusts you and reveals his soul.
So sweet, so calm, always bold—
Though in the middle I pray he not believe
The lie that says you are forgotten.
Instead, may real love he evermore receive.
A gift to be cherished;
A breath to be held—
Let me not do anything but enable him to your hand.

Regan Cambryn

To think of her is to smile, to giggle—
For energy and drive is her heart's song.
Only two now, so much yet to learn,
But you can see the determination burn
In her eyes and in her strength;
Her will to do few can meet.
So teach me how to lead her to be meek
Without interfering with her spirit or her cheek.
As she grows in beauty, and in wisdom,
May she invest her gifts in the everlasting.
Though the baby and only girl
Let her not be deceived by a world about "me."
Let her reckless abandon be
A worshipful sacrifice to thee.
A gift to be cherished;
A breath to be held—
Let me not do anything but enable her to your hand.

1 comment:

Marie Noelle said...

Wow Brian you are definately a man with many talents. I read all three poems you wrote for you children and they are beautiful. They really are. May the Lord answer your prayer expressed in each of them. Tara and you are great parents and I know that the Lord is looking forward to honoring your effort and investment in the lives of your kids.
Blessings
MN