May 10, 2015

A Mother

She drinks in the sobs
Of her child.
She comforts and consoles.
She brushes away the tears,
From a plump little face.
She kisses away the hurt,
And the sorrows of a second.
She firmly tells the child, "No."
Then she distracts with a toy.
She softly sings her darling to sleep,
On those fearsome nights
When only a mother's voice
Can comfort her child.
She cleans a child's muddy clothes
Without a word of thanks.

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And as her child grows
She consoles the hurt of minutes -
The whiplash of a careless comment;
The sting of not being able to go;
The laughing faces of her child's peers.
She leads her child to safer waters,
Steering by example.
And when her child is hurt,
Truly hurt,
She hurts as well;
And her heart aches
For the wants of her growing child.

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And when her child leaves
She gets the front row seat;
To watch the play unfold.
And if the play shows danger,
For her grown up child,
She simply slips back stage
And helps her child iron
The kinks out of their play.

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And why does she do all this?
She does it because she loves
Her little child
With the tenderness of a butterfly
With the strength of an elephant
And with the heart of a lion.
What a wonderful love
Is the love of a mother!
 Poem 7 ~ 2011

6 comments:

  1. What a big heart a mother has. And you have described it well in this beautiful poetry.

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  2. I am glad to hear that it rang true, with you!

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  3. Wow. Beautifully described. Speaking as.a mother,I can honestly say, I have never known Love so strong as the Love I have felt for my child. The smile on his/her face is the only thanks ever needed. This Love soo strong that I would lay down and die if I thought I had to go through life and never feel the joys I have felt being a nother.

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  4. Wow. Beautifully described. Speaking as.a mother,I can honestly say, I have never known Love so strong as the Love I have felt for my child. The smile on his/her face is the only thanks ever needed. This Love soo strong that I would lay down and die if I thought I had to go through life and never feel the joys I have felt being a nother.

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  5. Wow. Beautifully described. Speaking as.a mother,I can honestly say, I have never known Love so strong as the Love I have felt for my child. The smile on his/her face is the only thanks ever needed. This Love soo strong that I would lay down and die if I thought I had to go through life and never feel the joys I have felt being a nother.

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  6. This made me cry. So beautiful, my cherub.

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