General Poetry posted May 8, 2019


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A Mothers Day wish From 18 Year-Old me (long ago)

A Child...

by davisr (Rhonda)

A child can search the world for love and find its coffers bare.

A child can reach out to the sky for happiness and care,

And touch but empty fathomless clouds that break away and tear.

A child can seek warmth from her friends and find they’ve none to share.

A child can lean on the shoulders of Mankind and find that strength is rare.

A child can yearn for hopeful years and find but tattered fare.

Then when a child returns home and to her mother's care,

She finds life's riches and long-sought dreams, tenderly residing there.

-May 14, 1978

"Have a happy Mother's Day, Mama. Thank you for being there at the end of empty journeys (and full ones, too)."
 


Mother's Day Poetry Contest contest entry

Recognized

#1638
2019


This verse is copied from an authentic hand-written poem I came across when cleaning my recently deceased parents house. I wrote it when I was an innocent 18 year-old girl.

It was written with love, and way before I realized how life would prove it so true.
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