Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Maiden Within

Hiding in plain sight
camouflaged beneath layers of responsibilities
and mundane daily life

Parent teacher conferences
steam cleaning carpets
potty training
searching for meaning
underneath couch cushions
and mountains of dirty laundry

The dancing Maiden of my youth
has given way to the Mother of today
hiding within and awaiting
bending but never breaking
hiding but never forgotten


Rue said...


I was just having a conversation with my friend about age and the youthful girls still inside us - even shining through on the days we have to be responsible adults.

Nana The Nana said...

I know how you feel, I watch the kids playing and running and just sitting here I feel like I could just get up and go run with them. Oh well, time changes everything. Lovely writing kiddo. When we get there maybe you can go find that 'Maiden Within".

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

It's a complete disguise for the maiden. Nicely written!

Christina said...

i hear you! you said it perfectly