For Sylvia

She reminds me of passion
and singularity of purpose,
of aloneness
and love,
that there is more
to a day than
getting things done.

She reminds me of intention
and sincerity,
of righteousness
and pertinacity,
that there is more
to a relationship than
saying things out loud.

She reminds me to give and share,
to keep and cherish,
to search and find enough.




  1. mom says:

    Pertinacity!! Love it.

    1. Amy @ Love and Be Loved says:


  2. Cynthia says:

    Oh Wow!! This is so fun to read. The rhythm of the lines fall down so smoothly. The listing is lilting. The wisdom is incredible but I have always said you were wise way, way beyond your years! I really love “there is more/ to a day than/ getting things done” and the next stanza’s “there is more/ to a relationship/ than saying things out loud.” The repetition of “There is more” is a great tie in for those two stanzas. The ending is solid and deep and beautiful “to search and find enough.” Gorgeous and amazing piece. Sylvia is so blessed to have you as her mama! Love and light your way dear friend….So thankful you are writing and posting…

    1. Amy @ Love and Be Loved says:

      Cynthia, you are so kind! I’m thankful for your encouragement and support. I’m blessed to have Sylvia (and all my children), for she teaches me countless lessons…! I only pray I do well, listen well, and guide well…Love and Light to you!

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