Mother's Day - Poem

I was asked to write a poem for an item at our church for Mother's Day, and (ridiculously) I agreed. I had two weeks to work on it, but of course, the muse decided not to strike me this time and I had to slave over this poem for the entire two weeks, finishing it the afternoon just before Mother's Day with a tremendous sigh of relief. The muse is a fickle thing; where is it when you need it? Anyhow. In spite of my shaking hands, and trembling voice, the poem reading went very well, and my brother's guitar playing was excellent. I am now, very glad that it's over! Here is the poem and the song that I wrote it to and read it with.



Mother's Day Poem

You were at my beginning,
You held me from the start -
Your love for me surrounding
My tiny beating heart.

You saw to my every need
When I was still too small.
In every act, word and deed -
Your love shone through them all.

The sweet sound of your singing,
A softly whispered prayer;
These simple acts a blessing
That showed how much you care.

You tied my shoes, dried my eyes
And taught me right from wrong.
In all things you were so wise;
In God, so brave and strong.

You watched when I was learning
My first steps how to tread.
Your steady hand discerning
If I would hit my head.

Whenever you would smile
Your eyes showed not a trace
Of every single trial
You knew you had to face.

Through all my years of growing
You’ve been my constant guide.
There’s such a joy in knowing
You’re always by my side.

You’ve loved me on my worst days -
In woes that seemed the end.
Yet in joyful times of praise
You remained my loyal friend.

I am so undeserving
Of how I have been blessed
Of this love so unswerving
That stood through every test.

Who can know a mother's worth,
Her treasures hundredfold?
Praise her all throughout the earth:
God's gift worth more than gold.
~

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
Proverbs 31:10

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    1. Thankyou Jonathan. :D And thankyou for your help with it!

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  2. That was beautiful!
    I love it so much!
    You certainly are a talented writer.

    Rosie

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    1. Aww, thankyou so much, Rosie! I'm glad you liked it!

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  3. Beautiful poem! Are you Tommy Emanuel fan?

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  4. Thankyou! And yes, I'm a huge Tommy Emmanuel fan! :D He is amazing.

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  5. Nice! *internet high-five* He's one of favorites!

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    1. *high-gives back * Mine too! I actually got to meet him once, and that was incredible. :D

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  6. You got to meet Tommy Emmanuel??! That must have so cool. Ever heard of Trace Bundy? He's right up there with Emmanuel in my list of favorites. He is an incredible guitarist!

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    1. It was incredibly cool! I was on cloud nine for weeks after it! A city an hours drive away from where I live was holding a private master class with him for only thirty people and I got to go. One of the most incredible experiences of my life! :D

      I haven't heard of Trace Bundy but it seems I must look him up as well. Can't get enough guitar music! :D

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    2. *Turns green with envy* You were one of the Chosen! ;D

      Yes, you have to look up Bundy. His song 'dueling ninjas' is simply amazing. But you have to watch him play it to get the full awesomeness of the song. ;D

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  7. Beautiful poem, Bushy. Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. Thankyou Gracie dear. :) I'm glad you like it.

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  8. Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! One of the best Mother's Day poem ever!!! The muse was on time and with great inspiration, Congratulations!!!!
    Rosie M.

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    1. Thankyou so much, Rosie! That really means a lot to me. :D

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