Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MY MOTHER'S HANDS

My mother's hands
that held her belly tight
waiting for the day
with love like golden light.

My mother's hands
the day I was born
that held me to her breast
though her body was worn and torn ...

My mother's hands
that kept me safe at night
took away all the nightmares
and soothed away the fright ...

My mother's hands
that washed away the pain
my tears were her tears
like drops of salty rain ...

My mother's hands
like God's hands above
will forever protect me
with their soft and gentle love!

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My mom died in 1998 but I always feel her love for me!
She is so close in spirit!

18 comments:

  1. Hello Margie,
    This is such a beautiful and touching poem.
    Thank you for this important reminder.
    My mom has also passed on and it was very nice to read your poem and remember that my mom is always with me even though she's not here anymore.
    I'm sure your dear mother was a wonderful person and a very loving mother.
    Wishing you a nice evening,
    Lydia

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  2. Margie, it pleases me so much to hear you share the love your mother gave you to freely. She must have been a caring woman.

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  3. how wonderful, what a sweet tribute to your Mum! xo cat

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  4. i tend to write a lot of poems about my mom as well. many in my upcoming book. she passed away in 1992. so long but so recent it seems! thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Lovely tribute, Margie :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  6. Beautiful tribute to your Mom, hold her in your heart.

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  7. Mother's hands - a symbol of concern and the greatest, never passing love. How beautifully you painted your mom.

    And I love "Taking Time" also.
    Your poems touch the hearts.

    Thanks, dear Margie!

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  8. HI MARGIE-

    oh such a beautiful loving tribute to your Mom. I feel her loving you through your words and memory. It feels wonderful.
    Love to you
    Gail
    Peace.....

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  9. What a touching and beautiful poem. Our mothers never leaves us, we always share a special tie with someone who gave us life.
    Lovely and poignant...
    xoxo
    Zuzana

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  10. Awww...!! Beautiful. Moms are so special, always put their children before themselves. She will always be with you, watching over. May be she will be back with you physically as your grandchild as we Hindus say and believe! :))

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  11. There's nothing that compares to a mother's hands.

    Soon after my mother died I wrote some verses (in my native language which is romanian)to fit the music of Adagio by Albinoni which is sad music.

    Whenever I'm down and want my mother, I sing it to myself and feel as if she's there by me to srengthen and encourage me.

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  12. Margie,
    Such a bueautiful poem about your mother. A mother's love lives on for ever and ever. She is in your heart sending you love always.

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  13. What a wonderful tribute to your Mum with this beautiful poem. Hugs.

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  14. What a touching poem, a wonderful tribute to your mum and it describes exactly what a mum is all about

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  15. Many thanks to all of you for the lovely comments!

    Thank you ...
    Lydia
    TechoBabe
    Cat
    Jessie
    Devika
    Cinner
    Krystyna
    Gail
    Zuzana
    Asha
    Duta
    Anne
    Philip
    Marja and
    Just Be Real ...

    Your comments meant a great deal to me!

    May life give you much joy and many blessings!

    Margie
    xo

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  16. Fortunate to be loved by one's mother, and to have made wonderful memories, because love never dies...

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bearing its own gifts ...
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-Ruth Ann Schabacker