Friday, June 5, 2015

What Inspired Me?

I did not write yesterday, Noah has been going through somethings and yesterday it took two hours of fighting to get him to go to sleep, and then an hour later he woke up crying. Tonight was a lot easier and my fingers are crossed he does not have any nightmares.The topic for the 19th day of my 30 day writing challenge is: What inspired you? I am going to reread something I wrote and explain what inspired me to write it.

Angels are Singing and Dancing
Angel are singing of cherry blossoms
And roses,
For the children near and far,
From nation to nation
From mother to father,
Angels are singing, singing of peace and love,
Angels are dancing,
Dancing for children,
Of Spain and Italy,
For the children angels dance,
Angels are dancing, dancing for your smiles,
Angels sing and dance just for you,
Angels are here as you, play, sleep, and cry,
And just for you child,
Angels sing and dance,
Angels are singing,
Singing of peace and love,
Angels are dancing,
Dancing for your smiles,

My Inspiration.

I grew up knowing this woman, her husband was murdered when she was in her third trimesters.  She had a little boy a few weeks after his death and you could see the pain all over her face. It was like she was happy but sad, and for a long time the only time she would smile was with her son.  I was not a mother then but I wrote this thinking of her son. I am not sure if this is a Muslim thing or just something my family did, but my grandmother used to say angels watched over children. It was not like you got a garden angles but that you had an army of angles just there to protect you. In the deepest part of me I want that for the little boy. I am not sure if I ever gave the poem to his mother, but it still brings tears to my eyes thinking about them. I am happy to say she remarried when her son was about three, and the last time I saw them they were happy. 

As a mother now I do hope all children have an army of angles.

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Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

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