A Poem For Mother's Day

Last Update: May 12, 2019

A MOTHER TO REMEMBER

No smiling child to press a card into her hand
Or a smile into her heart
The Mother’s Day that could have been
Is all she has to hold inside
No place at any restaurant table
Waits for her
Much less a present filled with love

That child she saw but could not touch
Was torn from her by some well meaning fools
What matter now ?
She clutches on forever
To that memory
That hope that she can not erase
However much she tries

Her special child was lost
By one swift careless twist of fate
And yet lives on inside her soul
She sits with tears upon her breast
Hidden by curtains of despair
And dreams in secret
Of that wondrous day
When motherhood returns
As well it may

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lesabre Premium
Grown men are not supposed to cry. Maybe I read it all wrong. Thank you for sharing.
Michael
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hilarybassak Premium
You were right Michael
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BradB18 Premium
Lovely, lovely, and lovely. Thank you Hilary
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Talk2Ray Premium
What a beautiful thought Hilary. Thanks for sharing
Ray
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LLettau1 Premium
A great poem! My wife lost a child and we adopted two girls.
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LauraFuller Premium
Beautiful poem.

A lost child is never finished mourning or forgotten.

As a poet I appreciate this a lot.

Thank you.

Laura
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