Friday, December 9, 2011

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

I received this poem in an email forward.  I don't know why, but today it hit home to me.  I've seen this poem before (I'm sure it was another email forward), but this time I felt I needed to share it.  So... I began a search as to who wrote the poem.  I found several sources Google Books, Amazon, God's Work, tumblr, and Kinder Teacher
This wonderful poem was written by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan as a tribute to her mother, Blanche Schilke.

In the email I received it came with this picture of this cute little boy (enjoy)

 
When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You kissed me good-night
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt --
But that it's alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking --
I looked ...
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn't looking.

(c) 1980 Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

This poem was written as a tribute
to my mom, Blanche Schilke

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.
Ronald Regan  
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1 comment:

  1. What a great reminder for moms! :) I taught pre-k for 19 years and we did a mother's luncheon for mother's day each year. I had a booklet of wonderful inspiring poems that I handed out. Wish I had this one in that group!
    have a great day!
    gail

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