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A mother's treasures

A solitary piece the diamond
precious rare gem most treasured
by those lucky enough to hold
Once in possession it is rarely out of grasp
Like the gemstone the mother 
requires very specific conditions
in holding fast her (family/) childrens love
Treasured forever in her heart
she will go out of her way
to preen and protect them
holding them dear to her
deep within her maternal safe – the heart
closely guarded by the mind
Her infatuation of all treasures to her 
are totally understandable
especially when you think to the complexity
of structure and process taken in creation
Just as from the ‘unbreakable’ in ancient greek
this alletrope of carbon
with strength of bonding between atoms
is representative of that strong love
between mum and child
The maternal being could be compared
to the superlative physical qualities of the stone
Even the characteristic luster
of this gem so prevaient from its ability
to disperse light and colour
compared to the many strengths, roles and qualities
of the mother
seen by the many she deals with daily
A most high pressured job 
versus the high pressured temperature
within the Earths mantle
that forms the delightful rock it gives birth to
Infants delight and ignite the forbearer
just as the jewel would dazzle the room
a mother’s love encaptures the magical luster
of those she’s birthed and nothing
stands inbetween this richest of cargo’s

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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:03:00 PM

    Hi Anna, long time no see... CONGRATULATIONS... in ANTHONY'S "Treasure Chest" contest.. enjoying your awesome win. ***LINDA

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 11/17/2013 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou Linda, appreciate your coming by to read and comment!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:58:00 PM

    This is amazing. congrats on your win.

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/26/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for coming by to comment Kiran, every thought and read appreciated.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:36:00 PM

    I really loved the metaphors within this fine piece of poetry. A very beautifully written poem, Anna-Marie. This definitely deserved the top spot in the contest! Congratulations on your win, as well! Wonderful work!...Thank you for the kind comments. I really appreciate it!

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/26/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou Kelly, nice to see you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon... Appreciated.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:54:00 PM

    I remember this one and see that it won. WAY to GO

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/26/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou so much Andrea, it's the constant support and encouragement of people like yourself that keep me writing. Appreciated. Hugs x
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 1:19:00 PM

    Motherhood is a treasure to us all. Wonderful expression of all it's glory and complexity. Congrats on no. 1. Peace. :)

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/26/2013 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou so much for stopping by to leave your kind thoughts.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 3:50:00 AM

    Anne Maire great poem congrats on win Shadow x smile

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou very much, good to see you.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 12:44:00 AM

    Congratulations! A well deserving win and a poem to be felt...Bidhu

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 3:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou for your visit, your thoughts most welcomed!
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:25:00 PM

    a beautiful loving poem Anna. love ~SKAT~

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 3:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good to see you again, thanks for coming by to read and comment, your thoughts much appreciated!
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:55:00 PM

    Well deserved....much congratulations

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 2:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou kindly, so pleased you came by!
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:57:00 PM

    Congratulations, Anna-Marie. An awesome poem so worthy of this first place win. Really beautiful, and so true. hugs, Catie :)

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 2:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou for your kindness of reading and commenting this piece. Appreciate yoru coming by!
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 3:27:00 PM

    Wonderful poem, and a well deserved win, Anne Marie...peter

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 2:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad you came by to read this, your comments most welcome. Hope to see you around...
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:40:00 AM

    what a beautiful poem you have inked...congrats on your well deserved win :)

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty Date: 9/24/2013 2:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou, delighted you found this, and appreciate your coming by!
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:24:00 PM

    Ps., I Wished To Return Unto This Brilliant As Beautiful Painting, And Place It's Loveliness Which I Thought To Do Yesterday After I Had Left For The Evening Into My Favourites ˜ Have A Very Wonderful Day Over There, Within Her Beauty's UK ˜ Love, John

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:13:00 AM

    - This is truly a gem, Anna-Marie !!!! - Have a great weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:39:00 PM

    ....'Beautiful In Exquisite As Brilliant And Yes Her Beauty And Love Faithful Are To Be Praised, This Creation * Love, John

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:36:00 PM

    † Except 'God The Father & Creator Of All!' Lest We Forget And Then Must Face The Eternal King ? HE, Whom Opens As Closes A Mother's Womb. Brings Forth Kings Queens And Kingdoms, For HIS Purpose ? As Also Lowers They Unto The Dust From Whence They Rose. Where Shall Glory Be, Without HIS Blessing ? Yet, Who Can Resist HIS Will ? Ahhh, Let Us Nay Forget, Our Very Reason. For There Are No 'Treasures,' Lest They Fall From HIS Hands * I Believe Precious Priceless Beautiful Loving Mother Would Agree..

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:27:00 AM

    Hey, this kind of matches with my etheree digging for gold. Gems of love are the most valued., the message of this one for sure. How good to see you posting a new poem today!