when. #poetry

When I don’t know what to say
I hope you remember
those times when I did
When I had all the right words
and I could make you smile
even when you cried
When nothing more than a hug
took all the pain away
When nothing would ever
be wrong again
simply because
of love


Today, this poem is for my daughter… but on another day, it might be for someone else. I was torn as to whether or not I should include the photo above because I prefer to allow the reader his/her own interpretation… not mine… not necessarily mother and daughter.

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©2018 what sandra thinks


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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27 Responses to when. #poetry

  1. Meg says:

    This is wonderful. The most important interpretation is yours and I love the image you chose. Did you share this with your girl? 💗

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Marquessa says:

    Beautiful Sandra. And yes you should show it to her at some point… 🙂 She will love it.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Wonderful and so heartfelt! Mona

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Mel Gutiér says:

    The image resonates with love! This poem is love come to life with a the fresh breath of tenderness. I’m glad you included photo. It’s perfect!

    You can save it or share it. She may surprise you. 😉😍😘

    Liked by 1 person

  5. manyofus1980 says:

    your a terrific mom! ❤ she'll love it! xxx

    Liked by 2 people

  6. I think it’s a perfect représentions of both the wiring and the photo. Loved this. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  7. The writing, that is. I’m currently severely sleep deprived.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. It’s so good. Save these things for when your little girl grows up, I know she will love it. I have a recipe for banana bread that my dad wrote out and I keep it because it’s in his handwriting!

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  9. Jeannie J says:

    That is beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Beautiful and loving 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Could you maybe not reblog my entire blog on yours? I worked hard on my original content and would rather it not fill someone else’s blog. Thank you for your kindness.


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