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Shadows, Reflections, and Memories

In the womb A baby grows Listening to her mother’s voice Soothing her She smiles and moves Little does she know What her future holds The day arrives She is born Wrapped tight and cradled by her mother Looking up at her mother Who wears an exhausted smile The baby is comforted Little does she know, What her future holds As she grows Her mother tends to her Feeding, changing, rocking, singing All out of love for her little girl The baby coos and cries Little does she know, What her future holds Some years pass The daughter falls and skins a knee The mother is there With a kiss and band-aid And all is okay Little does she know What her future holds Soon its time for school The daughter cries Not wanting her mother to leave Finger-paints, songs, the alphabet, counting Her mother hangs all on the fridge, proud Little does she know, What her future holds Before long she is a teenager Her life epically changing High school drama, boys, grades, clubs Barely does she see her mother Who raised and loved her so Little does she know What her future holds The day comes to kiss good-bye Tears streaking mother and daughter faces An adult now the daughter struggles Missing her mother, wishing she were there Calling everyday and regretting earlier years Little does she know, What her future holds Little does she know, That as she grew, She grew apart from her mother, Little does she know, That still and no matter what Her mother will always love her Little does she know, That as she ages She will always need her mother Little does she know, How much her mother truly did How much her mother truly loves her Little does she know, She will one day wish She were exactly like her mother Strong, loving, guiding Little does she know, What her future holds What her purpose in life is But as long as she can be like her mother She knows life will okay That she will succeed.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 6/15/2012 12:18:00 PM
A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Jillian. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/14/2012 7:30:00 AM
wonderful work very commendable thoughts and feelings, Bren : ) you should put it on facebook
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Date: 6/14/2012 5:40:00 AM
NICE TRIBUTE TO ALL MOTHERS .Thank you for sharing .jk
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