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Friday, July 17, 2009

Gestures

I once met this lady and her daughter
She smiled a lot ''coz she was a toddler
Naught in this world could make her smile falter
Actually, waving at her made the smile brighter

That simple gesture eventually gave me so much pleasure
And for ages to come it''s something I will always treasure
Not because I was deeply touched, by the way it caused much laughter
Not because it was from a stranger, but because there was no measure

I once let out a sigh of relief from so much pent up feelings
It was so overwhelming it made me cry without seeing
Then a dear lady came along and showed me love unending
She did not have to do a task so straining

All she said was, "you're having a bad day sweetie"
And offered the best solution ever
She just smiled at me and said simply
"For you I'll say a prayer"

I had a peaceful feeling all day, for I knew I was being prayed for
This gesture overwhelmed me, for the dear lady was not of my race or color
But she broke all racial barriers with a simple word like prayer
Maxine Mosley
Copyright ©2009 Maxine Mosley

7 comments:

Sweetnothin' said...

I'll pray for you today too and everyday that i remember
nice blog..lovvvvvvvvvvve it.

thanks for stopping by

yankeenaijababe said...

Aww that's so beautiful, I love. hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Kwegyirba Aggrey-Orleans said...

Thats beautiful. They say its the little things that matter and its true.

Darko Antwi said...

Dear Maxine, you have a wonderful piece of poetry. Please I wish we get in touch as I will recommend you to a friend in US who is collecting stuff for an all-female anthology.

Keep it up, lady.

Maxine Mosley Totoe said...

@sweetnothin'- thanks!
@YNC- my weekend has been great! thanks
@Kwegyirba- the little things always go a long way!
@Darko Antwi- I am very flattered! I'm actually blushing right now! You can have your friend email me at missmaxy@gmail.com :)

RocNaija said...

Very creative..
Luved it..

Maxine Mosley Totoe said...

@ RocNaija-Thank you! I love your writing style a ton too!