more six-year-old wisdom

we cleaned his room today
pulling monsters
from under the bed,
vacuuming shadows
from the closet

when everything
was folded & shelved
except the nightmares–
we tossed those out
i asked him
if he liked his room
this neat

he said yes,
but my heart
is still messy

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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17 Responses to more six-year-old wisdom

  1. Out of the mouths of babes … how delightful.
    This poem has a nice rhythm and the imagery is just fab ~ nice one Susan

  2. Ian Moone says:

    You are so lucky – I missed those moments with my kids, I like the way he thinks cool kid

  3. doncarroll says:

    nice capture with that moment:)

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    this is wonderfully warm..momhood love written all over it. Hang some dream catchers in his room..works wonders for my youngest

  5. Beautiful poem.. Mom will now work with him to tidy things up within!

  6. Seb says:

    Poor little guy!

  7. nelle says:

    Points for he who speaketh truth. Well done.

  8. Great words from a great boy in the making

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