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I Want (for my mother)

I want to offer you a house of shelter and rest as a fellow pilgrim

As I would for any strange traveler

A place to give you hope for the journey and long struggle ahead

To get you a little farther down the line

I want to offer you peace

Peace for your wounded soul and weary mind

I want to bandage you up and hug your heart

I want you to come inside and warm yourself by my fire

I see a long silver needle puncturing the torn flesh of your heart

The needle is pulling a Golden thread and slowly, steadily, mending your brokenness

I know it hurts a little but this thread will pull tight and time will soften the tissue and your heart will become healed and whole and happy and complete

I want all of this for you
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Submitted by bakerbaker1976! on January 08, 2021

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Daniel Millard

I have always loved the written word and expressing my truest and highest self. I love books. I love nature and simplicity. My deepest passion is self-love, growth, spiritual journey, and opening my heart to the world. more…

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  • LizaCarlson
    So touching and compassionate
    LikeReplyReport8 months ago
  • Rachael
    "I want to offer you a house of shelter and rest as a fellow pilgrim." These challenging relationships can seem impossible to navigate, but this is the simple truth. Beautiful!
    LikeReplyReport8 months ago

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