Learn More

Portia Lane

Rookie - 43 Points (California)

From You (My Mother)


I am from laughter
From laughs that bring tears to eyes
As you enjoy the happiness of the one you love

I from happiness
From the happiness that comes from knowing love
Love that heals all wounds and covers all hurt

I am from peace
From the peaceful image
Of a newborn dreaming
From calm voices
Tranquility

I am from hugs and kisses
From love displayed at all times
Even when anger was justified and expected

I am from laborious days and nights
From times when even diamonds
Would crack

I am from perseverance

I am from determination

I am from self-sacrifice

I am from

You

Submitted: Thursday, September 09, 2010
Edited: Saturday, December 22, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (From You (My Mother) by Portia Lane )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  4. Human Family, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  7. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Excuses, Michelle Dragonfly
  2. They Say, Michelle Dragonfly
  3. someone asked me why i have so many jars.., Mandolyn ...
  4. Not A Fairytale, Apolynn Lagaras
  5. let's worship nothing, forever, Mandolyn ...
  6. Keep Patience and Stand, Kumarmani Mahakul
  7. Nothing Seems Right, Andrew Butler
  8. Seventeen Thoughts, A Lifetime, Kewayne Wadley
  9. Strangers Welcome, Kewayne Wadley
  10. What is truth?, Edward Clapham
[Hata Bildir]