Familial Ties

Tying ribbons cascading

Gently on a gift

Snug enough to stay

Loose enough to flow.

 Such are the ties that bind

And hold our family close

Supporting us as we grow

Exploring worlds and stories unseen to all.

 Growing up to adulthood

Growing out to reaches beyond

Growing down to discover roots

Growing into spiritual knowing.

 Unwrap a gift

See the ribbon of life

Cascading among parents, siblings and cousins

Threading and spreading.

 Wisdom in young and old

Bridging and breathing life force

Into the hearts, minds and souls

Of family.

Christmas 2008






For my family

Debbie Payne

Christmas 2008

About leaderspace

I am 3M- Mom, Mum, and Mama to my son, daughter-in-law, and daughter. They each have their endearments for me which I treasure. It represents the unique relationship I have with each of them. My Leaderspace Blog is a professional blog about leaders and the space around them as I have spent many years observing leaders and their relationships. My Debbie Payne Poetry blog are a collection of poems often stimulated by some kind of motherly-wifely-daughter-sister-friend-environment relationship experience. The poems seem to just bubble up and pour out every now and then. They feel like little gifts that are handed to me to pass on, so I now pass them on to you, my new readers. My hope is that some of the words will spark an emotion that will lead to a hug with someone you cherish. My consulting work focuses on leadership, development, learning and training. if you want to know more check out my profile at about.me/debbie_payne, hunt me down on LinkedIN, or check out my websites.
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