the flash and glimmer dazzled her
and met her eyes with an eagerness that took her breath away.
She moved not an inch, afraid that any motion
would send it off forever.
But as she stared at it, the world faded away
the worries, the woes,
the hopes, the dreams.
it all ceased to exist for that brief moment
of complete happiness.
Her eyes shone and reflected its’ light back to it
The bent of her back straightened, denying the years of hard labor.
The wrinkles in her face, the tremor in her hands were lent a beauty because of it
and for that moment, she was happy.
But as it faded, and her smile dimmed along with the light in her eyes,
but she thought perhaps, just perhaps, that it all was worth it for that one,
brief, wonderful moment.
For now she could carry on to the end of her days
with that glimpse ever before her.
~what is your ‘glimpse’ that makes the trials easier? Your child’s laughter or smiles? Your husbands arms open to you? Your faith? I’d love to hear them.
*both poem and photo are created by me =)*