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"Cherish Armour"
She wears her armour Love draped like chain mail Shields you with her heart When she is drowning She will throw you to the Shore Safe for your future And she will cry of lost children Morbid oblivion, damnation and desolation Her tears flood wider than any vast deep Ocean Hidden behind her 'damns' of Courage and devotion Her sheer "will" burns steely evocation Deep through skin to blood and bone You take her lead Brandish your sword In quiet strength You march on Where she stands invisible beside you In cold halls accused of absence You take her stories they are all your Rosaries, Gold Crucifixes, Silver, Diamonds and Pearls And when the time comes You are no longer a mere "Girl", My sweet unwavering Noviate Warrior Your mother is in the mirror You see her standing proud and tall through your windows Her mother stands beside her and her mother and hers and hers and hers You have an army standing there beside you And way out in front - there are you - One Room a fierce, noble and most capable strong LOYAL LEGION surrounds you You lead with your Genuflection too, on bended knee your head bows to "THE LIGHT" there is your TRUE guide Paradox Through Time They travel to be beside you A portal through the womb More than 3 Women in armour Daughters of Mothers Mothers of Daughters “Cherish your Armour” TIME does not leave you Through Black Wars of Roses The "TRUE" colour reigns - HER LOVE - that is "ALL of HER", in you it lives on and remains... Cherish your amour... Through all The Long Dark Nights and all of your living and dying days LUX VITAE
(Lovejoy-Burton/May 2018) (Mother’s Day) For LJB, GVLM, KLB, MLB, LLB For VC
1. https://www.grammar.com/armour_vs._armor 2. Amour/French: Love 3. LUX VITAE: Burton Coat of Arms. Meaning: "The Light is My Guide" 4. Elizabeth I & Nan Bullen http://beingbess.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/death-could-not-separate-them-how.html 5. "Anne Boleyn - A Mother Remembered" http://www.historyinanhour.com/2011/08/18/anne-boleyn-a-mother-remembered/ 6. "Unprofessional Translation - A Royal Child Translator" http://unprofessionaltranslation.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/royal-child-translator.html 7. "Elizabeth's Glass" https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeths-Glass-Dedicatory-Conclusion-DEDICATORY/dp/0803242166 8. Full Text "The Mirror of the Sinful Soul", Commentary & English Translation (including original handwritten translation by Queen Elizabeth I, at 11 yrs of age, 1544) of Queen Marguerite of Navarre's Poem: "Le miroir de l'âme pécheresse". https://archive.org/stream/mirrorofsinfulso00marg#page/n0/mode/2up 9. French for easy translation/Google Translate https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Le_Miroir_de_l%E2%80%99%C3%A2me_p%C3%A9cheresse 10. The Mystery of the Chequers Ring: https://tudorfaces.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/the-chequers-locket-ring-mother-and.html https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-mystery-of-the-chequers-ring-article-and-giveaway-by-sandra-byrd/

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Date: 5/7/2018 5:32:00 AM
The strength I get from my family cannot be measured. Good topic. Excellent poem.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/7/2018 7:31:00 AM
It's one of the strongest topics worth embracing and pursuing. As for Nan and Bess, that union was forged in Love, Blood and Honour beyond their brutal and unjust separation and they remained joined in spirit and courage. I love that story. Fierce and brave and full of LOVE. Thank you for your kind comments Richard. :)
Date: 5/6/2018 6:04:00 PM
Frederic Parker....your message came in twice and when I deleted one, they both went...I didn't have an opportunity to read thoroughly...just so you know!
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/7/2018 6:16:00 PM
Very noble. Thank you Frederic. x
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/7/2018 6:15:00 PM
"Leanne, I have done the same thing, so I know the feeling...as for my reply to your poem it was a moment in time and a thought that flashed in my mind...I can only recall some of it..."this sword of light so fiercely wielded by the strong hand of love will defend the veins of time against the darkness...my mother had such hands" this is all I can remember my poetic friend...Frederic"
Date: 5/6/2018 5:34:00 PM
Phenomenal tribute to mothers, Leanne. I liked the depth of this piece and all the other stories woven into one. Powerful write. Thank you for your words of encouragement on my POTD. Blessings
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/6/2018 5:51:00 PM
Hello Eileen. I know sometimes it can be disheartening, your own inner voice niggling away at you and the voices of others you hear and read here and possibly elsewhere. There are always words of encouragement from genuine readers. The most important rule to hold onto is you must never give up. You have a very special and rare gift to share. Sometimes you need to walk away, to clean out the cobwebs and reassess, but never, never EVER give up on yourself and your writing, it is your gift. I will keep my windows open towards your stories. Just when you think it is the end, it is really only the beginning. x Leanne. Thank you for your kind comments on my page/story, I thought a nice poem for Mother's Day. I wrote it mainly with a lot of Love.
Date: 5/6/2018 7:05:00 AM
Nice one
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/6/2018 9:14:00 PM
Thank you Kishan.
Date: 5/5/2018 11:55:00 PM
Love is your armour Leanne! The sword in the stone pulled to give her the power. Great Great Great words you have given us.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/6/2018 12:17:00 AM
Truth is the sword. Love is the LIGHT. Thanks James. x
Date: 5/5/2018 8:21:00 PM
There's a long line of love standing behind her... no need to be weak... Really creative writing... I like the power behind it...
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/5/2018 8:24:00 PM
The True power is LUX VITAE. x
Date: 5/5/2018 2:50:00 PM
Beautiful. Wonderfully mystical. I can see in your writing a profound relationship with spirit. Thank you for sharing.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/5/2018 4:53:00 PM
LUX VITAE, "The Light is My Guide". x
Date: 5/5/2018 12:46:00 PM
Such stellar writing, Leanne.. Her Love - that is . All of her, in you it lives on and remains... " Cherish your Amour ".. I was completely absorbed in your poem, Leanne.. So incredible!! Love this poem Leanne.. Brava!!
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/5/2018 5:48:00 PM
Nothing and I mean nothing, will ever part a "good" mother from the side of her child, whether male or female child. This poem specifically written for Mothers, Daughters, Sisters who think their mother is no longer with them and that if they do not know this already, know through my thoughts now, they have more strength in them than they realise, they never truly walk alone. Thank you for your kind comment, Robertina. x
Date: 5/5/2018 10:23:00 AM
Your play on the words amour and armour is lovely.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/5/2018 10:35:00 AM
Got a bit tricky there with the play on words, but I do like it myself. Thank you Line. xxx Added in Bess and Nan, a very interesting mother/daughter duo.