My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Riding Rainbows

Little girls
My growing girls
Your sweet giggles of innocence
Still tippy-toe
Across my heart

Hear my whispers
Kissed gently upon you
Listen for their song
That only silence knows

Keep riding rainbows
My Little Girls
For loves, thrills and adventures
Lie eagerly in wait

Stretch yourselves with courage
(And delight !)
Through the clouds that will float by
β€˜Til your finger tips come to rest
Upon your horizons

And when your dreams and ambitions
Land momentarily
To catch their breath
Toss me a star
And I’ll join you there…


24 responses

  1. Here is a star from Arizona. May I come play too? Joy is so contagious.

    April 4, 2010 at 12:42 am

  2. Oh my! What beautiful, encouraging and loving words to pass on to your girls and the rest of us too! Thanks for the rainbow today!

    Peace, light and love to you and yours, C.

    April 4, 2010 at 6:16 am

    • Hi Cordie. Thank you for appreciating my sentiments. Rainbows are inspirational aren’t they ? They are like a symbol of hope.

      April 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

  3. You do have a talent for writing very unspirational thoughts in your work! Happy Saturday. May you have many smiles! πŸ™‚

    April 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

    • Hello ! I hope you meant “…inspirational” LOL ! I know what you mean !Thanks for visiting. Many smiles to you too ! πŸ™‚

      April 4, 2010 at 11:25 am

      • Ooops! Soooo bad of my typing skills! Inspirational is the correct answer! lol πŸ™‚

        April 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

  4. blissbait

    Oh GOD! I’m sitting here crying. SUCH BEAUTY! What an AMAZING gift…..Thank You SO Much for sharing it with us!!! Big Hugs and Cheers and Namaste. πŸ™‚

    April 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    • Happy Easter Bliss. Hope it is filled with Laughter, Light and Love xox

      April 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

  5. This is a lovely poem Colleen. Rainbows are one of life’s wonders.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:14 am

  6. That was a beautiful poem and an amazing rainbow shot! Loved it!

    April 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    • Hi Scott. Thank you. Yes, that’s the city (aka..smallish town) of Cairns with the magnificent hills in the background. When there is rain the sun still shines through at every chance in Cairns so the rainbows are often this spectacular.

      April 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm

  7. spiritteacher

    It’s a miracle that this beautiful poem, overflowing with love can come from the 8 year old child who experienced only hate and fear from her own mother. Thank God you transcended the torturous wounds your mother lived with and inflicted upon your innocent child self. Do you realize how strong that 8 year old must have been to be such an amazing mother now? Love and gratitude always, Sharie

    April 9, 2010 at 12:25 am

    • Thank you Shari. yes I do acknowledge how strong the eight year old me was and I think the process of allowing her to tell her story this way validates that for me. It’s the greatest pleasure to direct my energy into creating the best relationship I can with my girls and not allowing any hurt or bitterness from my own experience cloud what we can create together. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

      April 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

  8. Bob

    Thanks for the πŸ™‚

    April 9, 2010 at 8:39 am

  9. I love rainbows!
    Specially when i run in the rain and then it stops!The rainbow came on the sky and the weather change very fast! πŸ˜‰
    I remember when i was in my country!
    Someday it was raining a lot outside and then after few ours the sun came out of clouds!
    The rainbow was magnificent!
    I loved the colors and the view on the sky!
    Thank you for share it,dear friend! πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your week-end!!

    April 10, 2010 at 6:10 am

  10. Desiree

    So beautiful!

    April 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

    • Thank you for visiting and your nice comment ! Glad you appreciated my poem πŸ™‚

      April 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

  11. I loved this. I have boys… and wish them nothing less…

    Loved the entire sentiment – but, especially these lines..

    “For loves, thrills and adventures lie eagerly in wait.
    Stretch yourselves with courage (And delight !)”

    courage and delight can help us stretch a long way.. can’t they? =)

    April 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

    • That it can. I think it’s essential to seek out the “delight”… πŸ™‚ Glad you appreciated my words. They spilled out…straight from the heart.

      April 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

  12. Elva Alonso

    Beautiful photo and prose!! Rainbows are a miraculous reminder that there is ALWAYS beauty after the storm.

    Dreams, hope and faith in something better keep us going….searching for that colorful, elusive rainbow in the horizon. Very done!


    June 1, 2010 at 11:28 pm

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