Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is the sun made of fire?


I ended up here because I had nowhere better to go.
I ended up here because there is nothing like going back to your childhood when life treats you wrong.
But... if you think it twice, kids are much cruel than adults.
How much we underestimate the big and overwhealming effort it takes a kid to survive!

So, I ended up here because it ended just like I never expected it to end.
Now I look at my hands all covered with mud and I can´t help but smile when I stare at the mud castle I just helped my daughter to build.
I stand up and take her tiny muddy hand.

As we walk she asks me "Mom, who made the mud?"
"The rain when it touched the earth, darling."
"And who made the earth?"
"God did."

She stays in silence and then asks me "And the air? God made the air mom?"
Her innocent and yet so wise question makes me stop.

There´s a soft breeze hitting my face.
I can feel it. It surprises me that it´s been a long since I felt the breeze in my skin. I guess I just didn´t pay enough attention.

Suddenly a drizzle starts falling softly over my daughter´s pretty face.
She´s looking up to the sky "Mommy, is the sun made of fire?"
I smile because I had forgotten how simple and yet so beautiful and complex this world is: fire, earth, water and air...

My shoes are all covered with mud too, but right now I do not care about anything else, after all, life is not that bad...
I answer to my child: "Yes honey, God made the air and the sun is made of fire".

Taking part in Monday Potluck

16 comments:

Lovely Annie said...

Welcome to Poetry Potluck!
This is beautiful. Your use of image and story actually brought into the moment with you and your child.

Lovely!



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Jingle said...

brilliant write...
thanks for sharing...
love the magic in your words....
it is always soothing and relaxing to read you.

Jingle said...

Glad to see you link up with us...
a delicious treat one could not resist.
Way to go.
Happy Tuesday!
(check out the theme for next week in our post).

Shashi said...

Your stories and free verse attract me a lot.. I enjoyed reading this one too... you are doing a wonderful job...


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Dulce said...

Beautiful conversation... and wise answers and questions...
;)

Jingle said...

support us by visiting a few poets near your entry..
thanks for the contribution

here is one of mine:
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/what-can-you-see/

Gugo said...

Lovely feelings for you to have. Its amazing how you can transport us to a beautiful scenery!

buttercup600 said...

Amazing work and so happy to see you lined with Potluck :) Awesome work :) xx

Maha said...

it was very sweet simple and beautiful. Great Job!

The16YearOldNaive said...

this is so cute <3 Love it

Bing (PinkLady) said...

what a heartwarming take on this week's theme! well done, lu ann!

liv2write2day said...

Beautiful simplicity to this story-poem.

Lu Ann said...

Thnak you for your support to all of you. Amazing stories of your own too!

bodhirose said...

I loved this Lu Ann--very creative!

Gayle~

Jingle said...

to display the awards,

right click on the image, one by one, for each click, choose “save the image as” and save each award image to your desktop or computer file, then open up a page, which on the left hand side when you click on blog status, click on new, then display the awards by insert images, one by one,

u know how to do the second part, because you have images displayed in your post…


take all 4 awards, pass them to 1 to 10 friends... that's it.

Jingle said...

I am working on placing your link to Jingle Poetry blog roll,
I have been occupied by so many stuff, sorry for being late. it will appear within a week.
your poetry rocks.
keep it coming...

write a poem related to 7 sins, link to our potluck today.
Thanks for the support.