Mother's sacrifice

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A mother was born and dreamed of a beautiful life. A new journey had begun - but a hard path lay ahead. Demons seduced her beloved - leaving her alone. The land was foreign and dark clouds appeared above. Child in hand, mother reached an ambiguous cross road. Before setting foot upon the long way - her conscience enquired: "Are you sure this is the right path? It will be difficult, full of pain" The mother smiled as she saw hope in her infant's eyes. A real mother would sacrifice her own happiness for a child. Storms came on dark days with thunder and lightning but, she kept her child dry and secure. Winters came with cold days and masonic winds, but she kept her child warm and protected. Sometimes she would not eat - but kept her child nourished. In secrecy, tears would fall - her son would only see a happy mask. There were days when life was burdensome and full of worry that shook in fear. Defeating hazards and obstacles, she guided her son along the terrain of the highest mountain. When they reached the top her son reassured his mother: "Thank you mother - I would not have got here without you, you can let go now. I think I will be OK from here." His mother smiled with pride - her boy was now a man. When her son was at a loss - his mother would remind him: "Son you only learn from losing." When her son fell numerous times - his mother gave him hope and taught him faith: "Son, you can't control what happens to you in life, but you can control how you react to it." With the love and prayers of his mother, he rose time and time again, until he stood strong. Life is full of trials and tests - being optimistic will help defeat hardship. Loving others will give them belief and a reason to live. Never underestimate the love of a mother who sacrifices so much, but sometimes we do not realise how much. My mother has taught me so much and is my hero. I am thankful to my mother for always being there even on the darkest days. For helping me through my battle with cancer and always inspiring me to be the best that I can be. It is a true honour to be her son. Silent One Written 15 October 2015

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Date: 3/27/2018 2:53:00 AM
What a tribute. Thank you for sharing. Kai
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Date: 3/20/2018 9:36:00 PM
My heart bleeds for you, SO. The strength revealed in this poem is a testament to your mother's limitless love. A jewel of a poem ... brilliant wisdom sparkling. Love and smiles always.
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Date: 3/17/2018 11:52:00 AM
This is beautiful...full of wisdom and truth.
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Silent One
Date: 3/18/2018 10:38:00 AM
Thank you Becca, you are a wonderful mother who has made so many sacrifices, so that is a big compliment..
Date: 3/16/2018 1:40:00 PM
a mother's love for her young deep and a bear if anyone threatens .. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Silent One
Date: 3/17/2018 6:40:00 AM
Thank you Eve..
Date: 3/15/2018 4:14:00 PM
There is no bond or love as strong as that between a mother and child as so beautiful conveyed in this narrative.
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Silent One
Date: 3/17/2018 6:40:00 AM
Thank you Elaine..
Date: 3/15/2018 2:43:00 PM
Mothers are precious soul. A child never cease to be grateful let alone a poet with a powerful muse, strong imagination, unique flow of emotions, a witty ink! Wonderfully touching! I enjoyed feeling your words!
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Silent One
Date: 3/17/2018 6:42:00 AM
Thank you Besma..
Date: 3/15/2018 2:40:00 PM
Mothers are precious soul. A child never cease to be grateful let alone a poet with a powerful muse, strong imagination, unique flow of emotions, a witty ink! Wonderfully touching! I enjoyed feeling your words!
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Date: 3/14/2018 7:39:00 PM
Silent One, you're touching all of our hearts... Simply beautiful and heart touching...<3
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Silent One
Date: 3/15/2018 9:27:00 AM
Thank you Kina...
Date: 3/14/2018 9:30:00 AM
A tender and intimate portrait of your Mum and of you too Silent One. You express such heartfelt recognition for her sacrifices and her love for you. Your wonderful appreciation and love for her is reflected in your moving words so beautifully. Her love, wisdom and strength of character come through clear as day and her traits now shine through you as well. As a Mom of four, with many years as a single parent, I can relate to the hardships your Mum faced and prevailed over. A loving tribute.
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Silent One
Date: 3/15/2018 9:27:00 AM
thank you Susan, your kind words mean so much...
Date: 3/12/2018 9:04:00 PM
Well what an emotional piece you have written here, actually it bought tears to my eyes, it is so beautiful and a wonderful tribute to your mother, I would hope my sons feel the same about me, I feel the same about my mother and she turns 100 in May, thank you so much for sharing and take care........Vera
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Silent One
Date: 3/15/2018 9:28:00 AM
Thank you Vera, I am sure you children feel like this about you.. Wow 100, that is amazing!
Date: 3/12/2018 12:52:00 PM
This is amazingly beautiful to me Silent One, We do share exactly the same sentiments about our mothers and you put it into words far better that I can. I just loved it because it's true!!!
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:26:00 PM
Thank you Mike, I am sure you do it very well... I've seen your great poems..
Date: 3/12/2018 8:42:00 AM
Awwww. What a beautiful write in honor of your mother. Sweeeeeeet.
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:27:00 PM
Thanks Rhoda..
Date: 3/12/2018 12:50:00 AM
Excellent and a beautiful tribute to your Mother. Well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:27:00 PM
Thank you Ravi..
Date: 3/11/2018 8:34:00 PM
That must be a wonderful thing to have. I hope my daughters feel the same one day. Such heartfelt beauty S1.
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:27:00 PM
I am sure they do Shadow, thank you..
Date: 3/11/2018 8:27:00 PM
Very wise mother...."Son you only learn from losing". I have this saying, "Sometimes you win when you lose". We only learn by our mistakes. She is one lucky mother to have you as a son, for through you, she has passed on her wisdom to others. That is true strength. Now, just let me go get my tissues, this one brought me to tears. In my favourites.
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thank you Leanne a great tribute from a wonderful mum..
Date: 3/11/2018 6:03:00 PM
This is a wonderful tribute to your mother and to ALL mothers who are heroes to their children. Too bad there are not more of them these days.
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, I am sure there are many wonderful mums out there.
Date: 3/11/2018 5:55:00 PM
Silent one! This is penned so well, and I can understand exactly what it means to be a mother who loves her children. All we do is think how much we can make our children happy, and try to the best for them in every way. I have six young adults now. I am so proud they have grown so well and it was a struggle doing it by myself. God was good to me, giving me six wonderful child to love and cherish the rest of my life. My children was a gift God gave me. They are all in there 50's now and none have passed on, except one of my grandsons in October 2017... God Bless You! Derena (Harriet)
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:31:00 PM
Wow six children in their 50's, you are giving away your age, what a wonderful mother you must be.. Thank you for you kind words..
Date: 3/11/2018 2:50:00 PM
A very moving and beautiful tribute S.O. Tom
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:33:00 PM
Thank you Tom...
Date: 3/11/2018 2:23:00 PM
S.O., i am moved by this remarkable poem which shows one's dedication to a mother... a gem of a write... huggs
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Nette..
Date: 3/11/2018 12:00:00 PM
What a touching and beautiful tribute to your mother, Silent! The love and sacrifice of a good mother is like no other can give. You’ve been through so much, and your mother was there for you every step of the way...what a blessing she is! Beautiful poem!
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Laura, always wonderful compliment from a fellow mother..
Date: 3/11/2018 11:26:00 AM
Such a beautiful tribute to your Mom Silent One; a wonderful early Mothers Day poem to her! Glad she helped you through your trials in life but especially with your battle with cancer!~Che :)
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:38:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words Che..
Date: 3/11/2018 11:25:00 AM
Awesome...Bravo!
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:38:00 PM
Thanks..
Date: 3/11/2018 10:24:00 AM
Such touching words about your mother. As a mother myself I can say that every hardship, upset, storm and worry has been worth all the agony and has been rewarded tenfold in love and pride for my two children.
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Silent One
Date: 3/12/2018 3:39:00 PM
Thank you, so happy you have two wonderful children...
Date: 3/11/2018 10:15:00 AM
A very sensitive subject indeed...A lovely dedication to your mother...I wouldn't know where to begin to thank my own...All the best
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Silent One
Date: 3/11/2018 10:18:00 AM
Thank you Arturo, the most beautiful thing about a mum is that they do not look for thanks..
Date: 3/11/2018 9:57:00 AM
Quite touching..a heartfelt conversation with mother..your poem is a tribute to your mother, but to all Moms of the world. Well written, Silent One.
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Silent One
Date: 3/11/2018 10:18:00 AM
Thank you Vijay..
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