Friday, 21 February 2014

Five Minute Friday: Small

Today I decided to participate in a writing exercise from a blog I follow: Lisa-Jo Baker - surprised by motherhood. I really enjoy her blog posts and I really need motivation to get writing again so I thought I'd give it a try and, surprise surprise, my girls actually gave me 5 relatively quiet minutes so that I could write! :) So, here's my write-up (as you can see, I'm pretty rusty but hope I improve with time!):


Small seems insignificant, easily disregarded. But small is precious. What is small? My daughters’ hands reaching for hugs, their lips leaning in to kiss and whisper their secrets to their Mama. Mama – that’s a small word full of love. And what about the flowers in the garden? Small … beautiful. The worms that naturally till the soil … small … strong. The spiders that spin their webs? Small … brilliant. And that still small voice that quenches our longing, that brings us peace and comfort, that convicts and changes us? It’s small and grand … it’s God’s voice! Small is important and small is a servant, humble.

Small and insignificant is how I feel my written word comes across. It looks rather small, doesn’t it? I turn to poetry, also small but speaks in much louder volumes. :) (And small smiles always find their way in my writing). Poetry is what my heart speaks and I guess my heart speaks small. :)

A Small Poem
Small is the kisses of my daughters
Small is my kiss for them
Great is our love for each other!

Small is the toys we trip on in the dark
Small is the spilled food at the table
Great is my affection for my daughters!

Small is the words the say
Small is the songs they sing
Great is my love as I listen!

Small is the hug I can give them
Small is the word of encouragement
Great is their growth in our love!
Five Minute Friday


  1. I love that you wrote a poem. Beautiful! Your daughters will love this in the years to come.

    1. Thanks! Poetry comes more naturally to me than other forms of writing. But even that I've been struggling with lately.