Mother’s Day in Poetry

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Mother and child

Recently, I've taken to writing about my motherhood more than I have in the past. Maybe because so much is changing. My older daughter is beginning high school this Fall, and though she'll still be home educated, we're going to do a distance-learning program that's located in California. California? It will be a whole new world, having my baby rub shoulders with kids from around the nation and teachers from the state that gives us avocados. Even as I say this, I have to admit, she hasn't been my baby for a while. This is just one more sign that it's really true, and life is moving on. How will I cope? Perhaps because I'm so aware of my own need to be reborn as a mother I was biased in my choosing for our random acts of poetry Mother's Day poem. Kelly Sauer, you got me right where I am... How a Mother is Born i have heard it said that a mother is born when a baby is born but i think that mothers are born every day after, when baby first cries, when she stays up all that first long night, when she watches first steps and receives first flowers, on first day of kindergarten watching that first bike ride. mothers are born on their baby’s tenth birthday, and then at 16, when they drive that first car and bring that first boy home, when they graduate school. when the ends are beginnings, she’s just seeing her baby. a mother is born every day while she learns who her child is, while she watches them grow, half-wishing the time back, half-praying they’ll see.

Thanks to all who posted their RAP links over at T. S. Poetry Press. We're glad you shared in the celebration... Erin’s MIdnight Mother Cheri Atkinson's bonnie beams Glynn Young's A Mother’s Song Laura’s Portions of Love Maureen’s In Song for Love Gone Deeper Dave Wheeler’s Passing Note Karin’s Mom's China Adam’s Behind, Below, Beyond (entry is on the Wall) Karen’s Mother Monica’s Mother Anna’s The Longing Arms

Image by Jeanne Damoff. Used with permission. Post by L.L. Barkat, author of God in the Yard: Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us.

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