If your children are asleep now,
Eyelashes trembling on flushed cheeks,
Take a moment
For you have made it another mile.
If you cracked today,
For every day is like a stream
Slipping over stones unturned,
Full of tests and blessings and lessons to be learned –
Be kind to yourself.
Know that tomorrow dawns
With all the promise of yesterday
And it always has –
Smile and pray and breathe your way through.
From Catch Me, Na’ima B. Robert’s first book of inspirational, spiritual poetry. Get your copy at www.sistersawakening.com