Sunday, September 28, 2014

Precious Memories--By Maurice J. Reynolds--United States

Precious Memories

There is a charge in his voice as they walk along the sandy beach.
He stumbles, but each time gets right back up on his feet,
not thinking twice about any missteps. “I got this, dad,” he says,
a smile on his face. What’s a father to do when his child wants to go
it alone? That is, at least until sand and water come together where
the little one stands, backing up once the water says hello to his feet.
Not sure what to make of this new situation, he turns and extends
his arms. Wait for it….wait for it. Able to leap forward with a single
step, brave the water without flinching from its chill, and lift
the little one up with ease, it’s “super dad” to the rescue.
Don’t be afraid son, go ahead and look upon the water. You can figure
it out right here in the comfort and protection of loving arms.

-Dedicated to my first born, Maurice R. Reynolds

Maurice J. Reynolds is a freelance writer who has had material published in various publications.  He is the owner of To God be the Glory! Publications, a literary ministry that produces the poetry publication Creative Inspirations.  More information can be found at: www.tgbtgpublictions.com.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, Maurice, your poem seems so bitter sweet and yet, coming from you, all the lessons he's learned must be invaluable to him throughout his life and learning! Yes, of course, he will make mistakes but his rapport with you will have him coming back to you for confidential advice and moral support! God bless, Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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    1. Thank you, my friend. Raising kids is not always an easy task, but the opportunity to do so comes with some beautiful memories. Blessings! -MJ

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  2. A poem built upon the most solid foundation, that of the heart.

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    1. Hi Michael. Thank you for stopping by and leaving some encouragement. Glad you liked the poem. Blessings! -MJ

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  3. Maurice, I loved your narrative poem and it reminded me of "Footprints In the Sand" and how our loving Father carries us when we need Him most. Your precious son will always look up to you as a loving example of our eternal Father in Heaven. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt and wonderful poem.
    Sincerely, Charlene

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    1. Charlene, thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement. Blessings!
      -MJ

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  4. Beautiful memories will forever be a keepsake of love and trust between father and son. Blessings always, Leokadia

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    1. Hi Leokadia. Yes, these are the times of beautiful memories. Thank you for your encouragement. Blessings! -MJ

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  5. Wonderful poem Maurice with a great message to convey...Just like we can depend on our Heavenly Father to be there faithfully for us. God bless you...~Chris

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    1. Hi Chris. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some encouragement. Glad you liked the poem. Blessings! -MJ

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  6. So true, Maurice.
    Only with guidance can we slowly learn to make our own way... splendid!!

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    1. Thank you, Terry, for the uplifting encouragement. -MJ

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  7. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Written from the soul. Easy to read yet moving from the 1st line to the last. Concise and real.

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  8. Thank you, Barbara Siekierski, for the following--

    A good poem about baby's first steps. It reminds us that God also is with you so we don't have to be afraid.

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  9. Thank you, John Polselli, for the following--

    Wow Maurice! This poem is poignant and haunting. In simple, straightforward language, the presence of poetry is in every line. I am very impressed. Bravo!

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