Inspiration Sunday – This Poem Really Tugged at My Heart….

Handwriting on The Wall

By Author Unknown

A weary mother returned from the store,
Lugging groceries through the kitchen door.
Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son,
Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.

While I was out playing and Dad was on a call,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall
It’s on the new paper you just hung in the den.
I told him you’d be mad at having to do it again.

She let out a moan and furrowed her brow,  Valentine Heart 2
Where is your little brother right now?
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.

She called his full name as she entered his room.
He trembled with fear–he knew that meant doom
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved
About the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.

Lamenting all the work it would take to repair,
She condemned his actions and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got,
Then stomped from his room, totally distraught

She headed for the den to confirm her fears.
When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart.
It said, I love Mommy, surrounded by a heart.

Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it,
With an empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all,
Take time to read the handwriting on the wall.

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  1. Shelly Boyd says:

    I have the best mom ever!

  2. Tina Seagraves says:

    aww love it !!

  3. Karen Glatt says:

    I really love this poem! What a great inspirational poem to keep and read always. I like that the mother found a way to make the Heart on the wall be surrounded with a frame What an awesome thing to do!

  4. rochelle haynes says:


  5. Maria Iemma says:

    What a wonderful poem, it tugged at my heart. As a mother, no better gift.

  6. Vicki Hale says:

    I love all the little gifts I have that my children made me. Even though they are married now, I still have some of them on display

  7. Laura Bradley says:

    I love this! I’ve seen it before but it’s still a tearjerker!

  8. I love this, thanks for sharing

  9. Aw! Thanks for sharing.

  10. michelle oakley warner says:

    awwwe that is the cutest littrle poem, thanks a bunch, im passing on to a couple friends

  11. Jennifer Johansen says:

    I’ve seen this before, ;but it doesn’t get old!

  12. Suzannah Clark says:

    That is really convicting. Love that poem.

  13. chelesa sims says:

    Aw,what a patient mom and sweet of the little child. I will have to remeber this poem when my children know better

  14. Ah, the best. Love it

  15. Deborah says:

    I love this! Thank you for sharing it!

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