Mothers

12 May

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”  ~Elizabeth Stone

Mothers

There was a woman who decided
To give up her hold
On her own heart for something more
Precious to her than gold

It was more precious than diamonds
Or any other jewel
It was for diapers, crying and
Puréed carrots and drool

It was for sickness, broken hearts
Drama, uncertainty
It was to be a mother which she
Was so proud to be

The child knows not how they’ve carried
Their mother’s heart from birth
And carry it along with them
No matter where on Earth

They travel to, no matter how far
Life takes them away
How nice for Mothers that their hearts
Come back on Mother’s Day

                          ~for Mom

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13 Responses to “Mothers”

  1. Bonnie May 12, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    What a beautiful and fitting tribute to your Mother, Miro!

  2. lscotthoughts May 12, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    A beautiful tribute to your Mom, Miro~

  3. thepoeticgoblin May 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Lovely tribute!

  4. Jackie L. Robinson May 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    This poem moved me deeply, Miro. Thank you for honoring YOUR mother…and in so doing, honoring ALL mothers. xoxo

  5. pbus1 May 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Very nice, as always!

    Paulette

  6. Lopa May 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Touched me immensely….mothers are precious, incomparable, and the most wonderful people God created. God could not be there individually for each and every one of us; so he created mothers!
    Keep us inspiring, and keep writing, Miro. 🙂

  7. Soma Mukherjee May 14, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Oh this is so beautiful Miro such a lovely tribute to your mom 🙂

  8. Christy Birmingham May 14, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Beautiful, a moving way to say thank-you to moms!

  9. granbee May 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    My own dear children and grandchildren send me their hearts through cyberspace daily! For those of us with children working geographically distant from us, the internet is heaven sent. Such loving posts as this one here prove that to me,Miro!

  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond May 16, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    the quote by Stone is so true that it hurts

  11. dontchawannadream May 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    So beautiful and true!
    🙂

  12. Sue Dreamwalker May 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    A Mother’s love should know no bounds.. A beautiful tribute Miro~
    I had a wonderful Mother’s Day back in March…

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