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"Love of a Mother"
Sherrie L. (McLaurin) Johnson 1956 (Washington, DC)
A mother's love comes so simple never complains, giving to many kisses.
She's always there when you need her most. Finding time, with time to listen. Knowing that they genuinely care.
Cleaning, washing, wiping our noses, showing, nurturing one's mind to think beyond our years.
God made mothers curved out of dust, born into "His: own image, bone of bones and flesh of my flesh.
Young ones, old ones, ages in between what does it mean to be a mother?
Being quiet, gentle, softly spoken, and whispering love near our ears.
Passing on values, when daughters become mothers, hoping and praying, remember the same. Without reservation we know what it is to have a love, love of a mother.
Respecting one's talent, big ones, little ones, and right in the middle.
Birth mothers, God mothers, foster mothers, adopted mothers, no matter how they're names. Validate their beauty, gifted from God's love.
Knowing and feeling a love of a mother spiritually sits and ask for nothing in return.
Now I enjoy and appreciate the love of a mother.
About this poem
This poem was created and dedicated for my mother on Mother's Day - May 13, 2007.
Written on May 13, 2007
Submitted by slm06 on December 09, 2022
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