for my namesake

Unfinished and written wayyyyy too late in the night..

for Grandma Bien and the wonderful 90 years she’s lived as amazing ..

for Gen’s Lola that lives on in Gen’s beauty ..

for Dunn’s Inay who i continue to fall in love with and thank daily for the wonderful life she lived and  passed on through Dunn

for all mother’s and lola’s continuing to be our strength and inspiration..

Happy Mother’s Day ❤

90 years old and STILL getting down on the dance floor!!

90 years old and STILL getting down on the dance floor!!

Bananas and Rice
Her hands.
I watch them mash the bananas into her left over rice.
Is this the source of her longevity?
Or is it her hands that methodically work steady to continue life.
They are rough with endurance,
soft with wisdom.

Today she is beautiful,
Her success, measured in the stories her hands bear.
Etched into the crevices created by endurance.
The children she held in escape,
The chalk she used to educate,
The lives she helps to sustain.

There are moments in her hands that I hope will never be forgotten.
I will sit within them and take the time to smell them,
Kiss them.
Pray with them.
I will hold your hands to my cheeks and feel the Son that powered you to be.
I will hold them upon my heart and hope, just hope, that the love you learned will imprint itself onto mine.

Today, you are the reason we exist.
Perseverance manifested in family.
Know that you extended love and created a legacy.
You planted your feet in a dream,
and did not move until we all found it too-
Thank you.

You are the premise to the promise of being wonderful.
The “SHE” that lives wildly, carefully within each footprint of our souls.
Your rhythm carries us to move confidently away from fear.
We draw strength and inspiration from your common ground.
I merely gaze at you and know there is beauty to be found.
We love you.
Because you are the SHE we strive to be.

And because today,
SHE is amazing.
The source of life weaved into a powerful life force that moves delicately in positivity.
She is Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, and Woman –
Equivalent to Strength
Expert on Beautiful
and more than deserving of Love.

`nOwie
mothers day 2009


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2 thoughts on “for my namesake

  1. r2dunny says:

    “Her success, measured in the stories her hands bear.
    Etched into the crevices created by endurance.”

    That made my eyes water.

    “There are moments in her hands that I hope will never be forgotten.
    I will sit within them and take the time to smell them,
    Kiss them.”

    And that made me thank you.

    Thank you for this. It was a wonderful gift. Even if you didn’t mean it to be.

  2. super.nintendo says:

    oh nowie, this is beautiful. i feel so connected to you, to your grandmother, to mine. thank you for dedicating a piece of this to my lola too. i love you sister.

    “Because you are the SHE we strive to be.”

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