The Hand That Rocked My Cradle

Picture this, a mother and her adorable baby

With the setting sun at the background

She holds the tiniest hands as tears fall on her cheeks

Expressing the love for her child

Overflowing through the deepest core of her heart.

The velvety sky with tinges of orange, yellow at the far horizon

Mixes with the blue crystal-clear waters

Small waves dancing as if swaying to the rhythm of the mother and child’s moment

As her feet touches the fine warm, white sand by the shore.

The mother’s face is likened to that of a beautiful full moon in all its glory

Beaming brightly with each smile of her little angel wrapped in her arms

Oh, what a scene to see, a masterpiece can be created

In a single second captured by either a great artist’s hand or through a photographer’s ¬†nice shot .

Once, the baby grows up and see’s this scene, she’ll reminisce and utter

“This is the hand that rocked my cradle, what a wondrous experience it is to be born

With her as my mother, a beautiful creation of God, I need not ask for more

She has given me the best things in life and showered me with enormous love.”

© 2010 Elizabeth E. Castillo

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About Lizzy

I am a Professional Feature writer/Creative Writer/Journalist/Blogger/Published International Author/Poet from the Philippines in Asia. I believe my mission here on earth is to contribute and touch lives through my pen pushing. There are more than 60 poetry anthologies which I am a part of together with my foreign fellow poets from all over which includes 2 worldwide charities, the prestigious World Record Holder for Most Artists Contributing To An Anthology, "Live Life: The Daydreamers Journal for the benefit of the American Cancer Society ( and "Song of Sahel" a global charity for the children of the Sahel region in Africa ( and other upcoming international anthologies. My first international poetry book "Seasons of Emotions" by Destiny to Write Publications, UK was released January 7, 2013. You can buy paperback copies at : My second book "Inner Reflections of The Muse" - a collection of poetry, prose, articles and quotes will also be published this 2013. I am also a Contributing Editor for the monthly online magazine "Inner Child The Magazine" ( and a Columnist for another online magazine,"Winning Strategies Magazine" ( and an Advisory Board Member of Reflection Magazine. I am a member of the American Authors Association (AAA) and PEN International. You can find my Goodreads Author Page at :

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