RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 98,550 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Blessing From God - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Quietly whispering tunes in imagination,
letting them flow outward into snow-filled memories,
sliding across on a sled big enough to hold all six
of us sisters.
A blessing from God, we were always able to be
together and play.
A close-knit family, kept together by a Mom who loved
us beyond compare.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written while thinking of the six of us, because the other two were not yet born. They were both born in Arizona. We were still living in New Jersey and this memory is from then.
Yes, I have six sisters and one brother. One sister, died though.

Comments about A Blessing From God by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Daniel Brick (9/19/2016 6:42:00 PM)


    When I read your poem for a second time the thought struck me that we believe in a God who loves us beyond compare and then there is the parent who loves us beyind compare, together God and parent make the world safe, blessed, and happy. What a great start to life in their combined love! And you - we - can always return to those memories for strength and comfort. Your poem will keep this idea alive.. (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/12/2016 12:46:00 AM)


    A blessing from God, we were always able to be
    together and play.
    A close-knit family, kept together by a Mom who loved
    us beyond compare. sweet memories that linger in the soul. very fine poem dear Roseann. tony
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/8/2016 11:29:00 PM)


    A sweet short story that is fill with love. Thank God for family! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/23/2016 10:44:00 AM)


    A blessing from God, we were always able to be
    together and play.
    A close-knit family, kept together by a Mom who loved
    us beyond compare. a mothers love which goes beyond death. very nice my dear poetess. tony
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2016 8:26:00 PM)


    This certainly warms the heart. God bless your Mom. And God bless you sisters, and may you keep a tight-knit relationship. Enjoy every moment. May this inspire others to a loving relationship. (Report) Reply

  • Rosie Bourget (1/14/2016 9:05:00 AM)


    Nothing can replace a mother. My sister has passed from Pulmonary embolism last year. I'm still struggling to overcome this loss. (Report) Reply

  • Luc Leclaire (1/10/2016 9:54:00 PM)


    Cozy poem! Sad to hear your sister died. I grew up in Arizona, too. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (10/27/2014 2:32:00 PM)


    a close knit family is a blessing from GOD Mother is the key to keep it together nice (Report) Reply

  • Omar Jabak (9/4/2014 3:52:00 PM)


    You must be lucky and proud to have such a loving mother. Mothers are indeed a great blessing from God. May He protect all mothers and fathers! (Report) Reply

  • (8/19/2014 11:05:00 PM)


    Luvli to read of a past time of all the sisters together indeed a blessing from God...you warm the cockles of my heart...regards (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (5/31/2014 6:11:00 AM)


    A satisfaction of being all together and the the love for mother is clearly visible here along with a sweet nostalgic feeling........ very pleasing to heart (Report) Reply

  • Gleb Zavlanov (7/22/2013 5:42:00 PM)


    A heart-warming write. (Report) Reply

  • C.ann Penning (6/17/2013 8:51:00 AM)


    A lovely write that floods me with memories of my siblings and I. Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2013 12:21:00 PM)


    I have a brother and four sisters and yes, close. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 9, 2013


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