A Beautiful Mother Poem

This poem came from my beautiful friend Ria of It's my party (and I'll cry if I want to...). Thank you Ria for sharing this beautiful mommy poem with me. :D


This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece.
Please read this at a slow pace,
digesting every word and in leisure...
Do not hurry....this is a treasure...

For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom,
this is beautiful.
For those of us who aren't,
this is even more beautiful.
For those who are moms,
you'll love this.

The young mother set her foot
on the path of life.
'Is this the long way?' she asked.
And the guide said: 'Yes,
and the way is hard
And you will be old before
you reach the end of it..
But the end will be better
than the beginning.'

But the young mother was happy,
and she would not believe
that anything could be better
than these years.
So she played with her children,
and gathered flowers for them along the way,
and bathed them in the clear streams;
and the sun shone on them,
and the young Mother cried,
'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.'

Then the night came,
and the storm, and the path was dark,

and the children shook with fear and cold,
and the mother drew them close
and covered them with her mantle,
and the children said,
'Mother, we are not afraid,
for you are near, and no harm can come.'

And the morning came,
and there was a hill ahead,
and the children climbed and grew weary,
and the mother was weary.
But at all times she said to the children,
'A little patience and we are there.'
So the children climbed,
and when they reached the top they said,
'Mother, we would not have done it without you.'

And the mother, when she lay down at night
looked up at the stars and said,
'This is a better day than the last,
for my children have learned fortitude
in the face of hardness.
Yesterday I gave them courage.
Today, I've given them strength.'

And the next day came strange clouds
which darkened the earth,
clouds of war and hate and evil,
and the children groped and stumbled,
and the mother said: '
Look up. Lift your eyes to the light.'
And the children looked and saw
above the clouds an everlasting glory,
and it guided them beyond the darkness.
And that night the Mother said,
'This is the=2 0best day of all,
for I have shown my children God.'

And the days went on,
and the weeks and the months and the years,
and the mother grew old
and she was little and bent.
But her children were tall and strong,
and walked with courage.
And when the way was rough,
they lifted her, for she was as light as a feather;
and at last they came to a hill,
and beyond they could see a shining road
and golden gates flung wide.
And mother said,
'I have reached the end of my journey.
And now I know the end
is better than the beginning,
for my children can walk alone,
and their children after them.'

And the children said,
'You will always walk with us, Mother,
even when you have gone through the gates.'
And they stood and watched her
as she went on alone,
and the gates closed after her.
And they said:
'We cannot see her but she is with us still.
A Mother like ours is more than a memory.
She is a living presence.......'

Your Mother is always with you....
She's the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street;
she's the smell of bleach
in your freshly laundered socks;
she's the cool hand on your brow
when you're not well.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter.
And she's crystallized in every tear drop.
She's the place you came from,
your first home;
and she's the map you follow
with every step you take.
She's your first love and your first heartbreak,
and nothing on earth can separate you.

Not time, not space... not even death!

Beautiful Mom Award started by Posh Post.

This poem goes out to my beautiful mommy friends:

Lynn @ The Sewing Mom
Tina @ Mummy Diaries
Vhiel @ Vhiel's Corner
Sandi @ Pregnant with Cancer
Carmie @ Heart and Mind Whispers
Raquel @ Memories Frozen in Time


Vei said...

the mother is everything for us, without her we do not exist in this world ..

Rita T. said...

I love that photo!

Lynne said...

How sweet! Thanks!

The Fitness Diva said...

Are you out of your mind coming on my blog and leaving the nasty little comment that you did?

What an ass.

It got deleted.

The Fitness Diva said...

Just in case you forgot:

"ouch! i hope it leave a scar."


Liza said...

@ fitness diva

oh im so sorry, i didn't mean it that way i wanted to say ouch! i hope it won't leave a scar. i'm really sorry to have missed the "won't" it wasn't intended that way. must have been sleepy, my bad. again sorry, i hope you forgive me. ;)

Vhiel said...

thanks for the tag liz.. will try to grab it this weekend.

Winslo said...

Nice poem for moms. Almost made me cry:( Take care Ate.

Cascia said...

That is a beautiful poem!

Tina said...

what a lovely tag. thanks for thinking of me x

PinoyEngine™ said...

Yes this is really lovely poem.
Thanks for sharing.

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