Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Things About Your Mother You Should Know...

PAD Challenge day 9: Time for our second Two for Tuesday of the month!
 Pick one prompt or use both…your choice!
  1. Write a love poem. All you need is love.
  2. Write an anti-love poem. Or not.

 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:

Dear Son and/or Daughter
from your mother

Your mother will always love you
With heart-strings ironclad
When you hurt she suffers with you
Your triumphs make her glad

From the first time she held you near
From your first newborn cry
Love became life itself, my dear
Bigger than summer's sky

Her love for you gives purpose to
Life’s mundane tasks because
A Love bigger than hers shines through
The little things she does

He helps her through the hardest parts
This Charge God rendered her
Is not for Woman Faint of Heart
When she becomes Mother

For you her dreams and reasons change
For pangs of birth begin
A mother's life-long labor-pains
Hug, hold, let go, scold, grin

Her prayers could fill up an ocean
Your cares become hers too
Hers is a dogged devotion
Unwavering and true

Her teaching becomes her learning
Her learning brings heartaches
So forgive her while she is earning
Her certificate of mistakes

For all she really longs for
In her imperfect best
Is motherhood's highest honor
That you will call her blessed

Then whether mother is thirty-two
Or wizened ninety-five
Love her, for oh, she will love you
As long as she is alive

© Janet Martin


  1. I’m so behind in visiting your site but loving all your PAD poems. This one - every single word is exquisite! You captured it all beautifully.

    1. Thank-you!..nothing like other mothers to truly understand! (I know what you mean being behind in reading. I'm hoping to get a catch-up time soon!)


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