"A Poem To My Grieving Mother" by Gladys Yaa Mantey



A Poem To My Grieving Mother
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All will be well, mother!
Yesterday was bleak
With no sign of hope
No hint of comfort on the horizon
But...Today, even in the near hopelessness
We can still stretch, stretch our hopes
Beyond what the horizon whispers
That there is a brighter tomorrow:
A Tomorrow...where we can look
Back on what Today presented
And then whisper again to ourselves:
"If it had not been for the Lord
Who was on our side..."
Now, look how far Grace has brought us
In this Grace, we shall continue
To Subdue all our fears of what
Tomorrow shall present
But more importantly
We can also now look expectantly into the future...
At the Good things that Tomorrow
Can bring, the exciting moments
That tomorrow can offer...
Letting go of the fears of Yesterday
And facing the future boldly
Because no matter what yesterday brought
It pays to live and have Great Hopes
For the future; for our hopes mother...
might just become our reality!
All will be well, mother.
~~~~
Gladys Yaa Mantey
8, Sept 2021
10:17pm
gladysmantey@yahoo.co.uk

About this poem

This poem is inspired by real life events and it is personal because it is a piece of encouragement to my biological mother after the loss of my Dad... Mama, definitely the sun

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Written on September 08, 2021

Submitted by gladysmantey on September 09, 2021

Modified by gladysmantey on September 15, 2021

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Scheme a AbcdefghijklmenopqahrasqtfaqA quvb
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,038
Words 190
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 36

A Poem To My Grieving Mother

Gladys Mantey is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon and and the Institute of Risk Management, UK. She is a professional member of the International Compliance Association (ICA,UK.) She is currently a risk manager working with a global professional services firm. In her spare time, she writes songs and poetry. She has several music albums to her credit. Search for her channel on YouTube via this link: https://youtube.com/user/allowGM. more…

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  • Soulwriter
    Uplifting. Thanks for sharing.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • gladysmantey
    Happy to hear your comments and reviews!
    LikeReply 22 years ago

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