Sunday, November 15, 2009

DEBT

Talk not of gratitude
Nor think you owe me gold
A flower perhaps or a song
But the debt incurred is old.

Old as you and older
For, child, before your birth
When I felt the quicken in me
I portook of sky and earth!

Your birth was a storm that passed
You a plant that grew
I was rain and sun and soil
I was God and earth to you!

I was summer and winter and autumn
I knew fear and joy and peace
Forever I will be your debtor
Let talk of gratitude cease.

Go forth, my child, unfettered
I am your mother but now also your friend
Wishing you well forever
But owing you till the end!


32 comments:

  1. A very nice post. Just visiting from Protege! :)

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  2. Thank you Margie for your visit, I haven't been around visiting blogs to often. Trying to balance household responsibities and work and health, that is the tricky one since we keep getting older. But as your poem says we do have a lot be grateful for.
    Sincerely
    Rachel

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  3. just lovely ....i dont know one word has so much of meaning...very nicely written margie...:)...have a gr8 week ahead..

    urs..hemu..

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  4. Beautiful! Always a joy to start a Monday on a contemplative note.
    Hope your day is wonderful, thank you for your lovely comments.;)
    xo
    Zuzana

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  5. Oh YES!
    A mother is everything She is Mother NAture all in One. And surely you've played the best motherhood role...
    Few angels like you in this world.

    I think he could perfectly be thankful forever to you

    HUGS!

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  6. Wow, Margie. Beaautifully expressed about motherhood and even just parenthood. Unconditional love that is what it is all about, nurturing, protecting, and loving. After all that is done, having a friend. priceless.

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  7. HI MARGIE-
    ANazing and powerful piece about motherhood and the offerings from nature, God and the universe absorbed to create life. I felt in awe and so part of something so much greater. Your words inspire.

    Love you
    Gail
    peace.....

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  8. You have a sweet and poignant way of speaking about motherhood. This poem is so honest and it speaks volumes to the relationship between mother and child as the child becomes adult and friend.

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  9. Beautiful lines, Margie...that possibly only a mother can write :)

    "I was rain and sun and soil
    I was God and earth to you!
    I was summer and winter and autumn"

    my favourites,

    wishes,
    devika

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  10. I know i can never write something as beautiful as this poem...one day when my kids are ready to understand i will read out this poem to them to tell them how i feel about us as mother and child.A special hug Margie.

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  11. Beutiful poem Our children grow up so fast but they will be forever in our hearts

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  12. really well expressed! I love your pos vibe! thanks for you kind comments about the hike! we do live in an awesome place! i can't help but want to share it!

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  13. Hello Margie,
    This is such a beautiful mother/ child post.
    Children are such blessings to have. I thank god for mine everyday.
    Have a wonderful evening and thank you for sharing this nice post,
    Lydia

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  14. I'm impressed by the words, the rhytm and the subject of the poem -Talk not of gratitude child, I, the mother, owe you.

    Beautiful!

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  15. Very well thought out post. Blessings to you Margie, thank you....

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  16. Ah Yes, Margie, Motherhood - the giving - the receiving - the giving - the receiving - ...

    Mother = M = "magical"+"other."

    Beautifully expressed. Thank you.

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  17. Mothering is the most fulfilling task :D

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  18. Just a beautiful post Margie, the bond between mother and child is beautiful. take care.

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  19. sniffles here, what a treasured write here. Hallmark card for me!!

    I agree with you, I tell my kids, all I want from you is your love and kissess. Your lifetime gift was given to me the day I felt you grow inside me..

    THANKS for THIS.. HUGS

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  20. This is fantastic! No debt owed!

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  22. Oh you do know a mother's heart so well Margie, and I can feel the love you hold their for your children....they are so blessed to have you as a mother...:-) Hugs

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  23. i love catching up on your blog posts, so glad you found my blog! this is probably my favorite of what i have seen so far. it takes the idea of debt and mother to child relationships and truly puts a unique spin on it :)

    great work!

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  24. smiles. what a beautiful release of a child...it is hard to do but you gave quite a blessing in your words...

    and thanks for the anniversary wishes...

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  25. smiles. you can hear a mothers pride shining through...

    congrats to your sons team!

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker