Three Mothers

I

Mother of a son, she raised him on her knees.

Holding him up in her prayers and love.

A Bible, passages inked, she gave him.

Prodigal he turned, and the Bible

he pawned for copper pennies.

Years later, though it came

home to his hands and

into his heart her

loving words

were at last

read and

he was

saved.

 

True story, check it out here: http://wordwisehymns.com/2010/05/13/today-in-1839-william-mackay-born/

 

II

Mothers Day! Mothers Day!

Walk the sick mare, get water.

Special breakfast, perfect!

Did she have the kittens yet?

Let’s play Mama! Let’s play!

Feed the dogs, check the cows.

Small hands present dandelions.

Honey have you seen my….

Mama, aren’t you a Mama every day?

What kind of birds are those?

Yes buddy, I am a Mama all the time.

Can you read to me? Can we play?

Oh how I love this perfect Mothers’ Day!

 

III

Bittersweet these hard Mother’s Days.

With those who choose to be far away.

With those who are just softy fading.

Will they remember us ever again?

Daughters loyal, even in distance

and in pain, we too are mothers.

The hurt of choices and decay

taking something so special away.

 

Dear Lord be with us all, on this and all days.

Mothers and mothering ones near and far.

 

For Real Toads and for all Mama’s

Visit here for another Mother’s Day poem:  http://mystic-mom.blogspot.ca/2012/05/mama-love.html

 

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14 Comments

  1. May 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Mama, aren’t you a Mama every day?

    Now doesn’t that say it all?

    • shanyns said,

      May 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      It does, doesn’t it? Thanks to my son who was wondering about it this morning!

  2. May 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Love this so much, especially the middle section…dandelions are truly my favorite flower!

    • shanyns said,

      May 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Mary they are mine too! My son always has them for my hair, he thinks I need more flowers in my hair. 🙂 Thanks for coming by.

  3. May 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Your son is one of those people who is blessed to have a wonderful mother. (((Hugs)))

    • shanyns said,

      May 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Patricia – thank you! So glad to see you here…hugs you!

  4. ManicDdaily said,

    May 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Mamas every day. Very nice flow here, back and forth. K.

    • shanyns said,

      May 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Glad you liked that…trying to write while my son is talking is always fun! Thanks for coming by.

  5. Grace said,

    May 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    This a beautiful share….wishing you Happy Mother’s Day ~

    • shanyns said,

      May 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks Grace – glad you stopped by. Glad you stopped by.

  6. Mary said,

    May 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Three very different perspectives! I liked each of them. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  7. peggygoetz said,

    May 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Enjoyed reading the three perspectives on Mother’s Day!

  8. coalblack said,

    May 14, 2012 at 12:36 am

    We are mamas every minute. What an adorable question. 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day, dear.

  9. butterflybiblestudies said,

    May 14, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Provoking thoughts in me….past, present, and future. Beautiful Shanyn! Happy Mother’s Day! Pam Mosher


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