Monday, May 11, 2009

"R" is for Reagan

Reagan wrote this poem, and beautifully framed it and gave it to me for Mother's Day:

What's it called when love is moving
through you so strongly you could drown?
Or when silence is so quiet it actually makes a sound?

Can a flower give you hope, like a
raindrop makes you wet?
If you sold all your compassion,
how much would you get?

If trust is what filled the oceans,
would you live a life at sea?
Or climb the highest mountain tops,
avoiding smallest streams?

Can passion make you dizzy?
Can courage make you blind?
Can kisses all be counted?
And if so in how much time?

If happiness only grew under the water
of the sea, are you sitting on the dock?
Or in a submarine?

What if people only fell in love to the
sound of a melodious ring?
Would you be the one to listen?
Or be the first to sing?

If you knew the angels voices were louder
than the monsters under your bed.
Would you still worry about tomorrow?
Or sleep with peace instead?

Knowledge we might have.
And wisdom we might gain.
But until we look inside ourselves
These questions still remain.

By Reagan Len Grabbe - 5/2009


Shellmo said...

Wow! Reagan is such a talented poet - I am blown away by this poem!!! You must be so proud!!

Dawn said...

an amazing poem- a more amazing gift!! WOW!

Busy Bee Suz said...

She has a true talent...I could never in a million years come up with something as pretty as that.
how special....

Anonymous said...

That is just a lovely poem, and what a great Mother's Day gift.

Jen said...

What a fabulous gift from her heart! WOW.
I love it all, but the monsters under the bed part is outstanding!!
Way to go mom! :)

Cassie said...

Wow is Right, Reagan is the gal! Sure hope she is planning on majoring in English in college. Didn't this just melt your heart?!

Ben said...

Reagan gets an "A" for that one!

Grandma J said...

What a beautiful poem. Reagan is the best R ever.

Margaret said...

So very inspiring and moving! A perfect R and a perfect Mother's Day gift.