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Below is the poem entitled MARTHA, THE MATRON which was written by poet esther robinson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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For Martha a girl of thirteen
Dreams were not umpteen

She saw a nurse walk briskly 
“Wish I were her’ she thought frankly

Having set this goal in mind
To run the race, ways she did find

While other children of her age
In various forms of fun did engage

During vacation, picking cow dung
Caring cattle, with work never hung

She gathered money in a mud pot
And hid it where none could spot

She visualized her goal 
Even while pushing the coal

Besides running errands for her father
She also tutored her younger brother

Undaunted she tackled every hurdle
Girdling temptations, upon it did paddle 

On the day she became a nurse
Joy swelled like a bulging purse

Insignificant dream it may seem
But her service made souls gleam

Physically absent, Martha - the Matron
Spiritually, is now my heavenly patron 

Her words like a lifeboat would sail
Particularly, whenever my drives fail

Believe me! It’s with a purpose
Creator keeps a human spirit in us.

Copyright © esther robinson

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 8:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being once again featured this week before the final round of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Esther. The best to you in the contest. Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 8:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest. I wish you the best in the final round Esther. Love, Carol