Changing Hands

For older children

In Mother’s Hands
Learning to walk
You held my hand
Balance I gave
So you could stand
A step forward
On your own
No longer my baby
You had grown

Out on walks
I’d be concerned
Of your safety
Until you learned
Of the dangers
You were unaware
Until I taught you
Because I care

You looked to me
For my decisions
As you got older
You don’t always listen
But in your heart
You know my mind
My answers are there
For you to always find

My dearest child
I love you always
So I do my best
All through our days
I truly only want
What is best for you
And so I aim for
All that I can do

In God’s Hands
Walking through life
In God’s Hands
Balance is given
To help understand
Moving forward
With God’s Presence
No longer limited
Acknowledging God’s Essence

Out in the world
No need for concern
Always safe
Because you learn
From the dangers
You are aware
God’s perfect teachings
Are visible everywhere

Look to God
For all decisions
All through life
God always listens
With your heart
And not your mind
God’s answers are there
His truth you will find

Spark of God
Loved unconditionally
Through the years
Growth will be
Adapted through
A parents voice
Or alignment with God
Make your choice

Trina Graves – May 2019


About This Poem

This poem links with two others I’ve previously posted: ‘In God’s Hands‘ and one for young children ‘My Hands, Your Hands, God’s Hands.’ On that post I tell of how I was inspired to write these two children’s poems regarding God’s Hands.

I wrote this poem as in the picture below, with the each verse of the two aspects (Mother & God) side by side, but I was not able to align it properly on here, so I have had to change it to one after the other. 

I believe that however we are brought up shapes our thoughts and beliefs. Obviously, most of this will come from our parents and/or whoever we spend the majority of our time with. The idea of this poem is to help older children understand that their parents do the best they can and will influence their life thoughts and choices, but they have a choice to let go of whatever doesn’t fit with them and take the Hands Of God as the ultimate guide. 

Changing Hands - Spiritual poem for older children by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My daughter with one of her four children (2012)

 

 

My Hands, Your Hands, God’s Hands

Spiritual Nursery Rhyme

My hands touch you with love
Your hands do this too
God’s Hands always love you

My hands feed you food
Your hands try this too
God’s Hands always feed you

My hands take care of you
Your hands are learning this too
God’s Hands always care for you

My hands keep you safe
Your hands will learn this too
God’s Hands are always safe for you

My hands hold yours to guide you
Your hands will not always need me
But in God’s Hands we will always be

Trina Graves – May 2019


About This Poem

I had already written a poem called In God’s Hands, but it wasn’t until I was commenting to Amira about her poem We Are In Good Hands that the idea came to me to write one for children on the same theme.

Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I have had a synchronistic alignment with Amira since last summer when she first contacted me about using my poems on her blog. It was through her that I came back to WordPress to share my poems in one place. (I have a quote site Spiritual Quotes To Live By that has many of my poems, but spread over many sections and pages.) I am sure Amira won’t mind me saying that ever since our initial contact there have been an abundance of things happening that have led us both to be more of who we came here to be!

So, as I was writing my comment to Amira, I knew I was going to write a poem for children about being in God’s Hands. I have written several Spiritual Poems For Children, but this one I knew was going to be for very young children and then perhaps I’d write another version for older ones. – (update: 21st July new poem Changing Hands).

It took me awhile to be drawn to writing it, but when I did I felt and pictured a mother saying the rhyme as she fed her baby, repeating it over and over again, as she carried out various nurturing tasks and when just cuddling and stroking her baby. I also saw her still saying the rhyme as the baby grew and became a toddler and older, adapting the words slightly as the child began to feed itself etc.. 

Nursery rhymes have been repeated countless times to babies and toddlers for generations. I certainly did this with my children and grandchildren. Also, I was a very moody and difficult toddler, but my mum has told me that one thing I enjoyed was her saying nursery rhymes. 

With my children (in the 80’s) I would tell them all the nursery rhymes I could remember and also bought them books to learn more. But, by the time my grandchildren started to arrive I was becoming more aware of the power of words and began to notice how totally negative most of them are, so I would think about which ones to use, for example: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star being a wonderful one to say and Three Blind Mice one to ditch. 

After writing this poem I thought of how one of my very first poems – Where Is God? – could also be classed as a nursery rhyme and so I am now thinking of writing more, as I see this as a wonderful way to nurture the Light that resides in every baby, toddler and young child… so fresh from Source.

 

My Hands, Your Hands, God's Hands - Spiritual Nursery Rhyme by Trina Graves