Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Surrogate Mothers everywhere.


Before I was myself you made me, me
With love and patience, discipline and tears,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Allowing me to sail upon my sea,
Though well within the headlands of your fears.
Before I was myself you made me, me

With dreams enough of what I was to be
And hopes that would be sculpted by the years,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Relinquishing your powers gradually
To let me shape myself among my peers.

Before I was myself you made me, me,

And being good and wise, you gracefully
As dancers when the last sweet cadence nears

Bit by bit stepped back to set me free.

For love inspires learning naturally:

The mind assents to what the heart reveres.
And so it was through love you made me, me

By slowly stepping back to set me free.


Sorry, I do not know the author of this poem. Apologies to the writer.

I love it and hope that printing it will give the author some consolation.



Thank you for this wonderful poem! Hope your day is very special.

Gary White said...

And a happy mother's day to you too, Darlene. (We have mother's day a week earlier in Spain.)

Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy Mother's Day Darlene. I hope you enjoy your day...whatever you do. Love, Joy

Nancy said...

The poem is lovely, Darlene. Thanks for bringing it to us.

Happy Mothers Day.....

Rain said...

Beautiful thoughts. Happy Mother's Day, Darlene

Darlene said...

*Lonely Rivers - Thank you for the visit and the nice comment. I hope you will come back.

*Gary - Thank you for the good wishes. Is Father's Day earlier also?

*Joy - Enjoy your day also.

*Nancy - Have a great day and you are most welcome.

*Rain - Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

Gail said...

To my Mom,

I want to thank you for all that you've given me. Not only for the obvious gifts, but the unique...

Thank you for
a Dr. Seuss - Cat in the Hat - One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
love of reading

Thank you for
a Stravinsky Tchaikovsky Debussy
love of music

Thank you for
an inspired, letting me tell you my well-rehearsed, richly-detailed lie - while nodding and keeping a straight face - and then saying "That's funny, that's not the way I heard it..." lesson in honesty (I can't tell a lie to this very day!)

Thank you for
concerts, plays, ballets...
museums, art and jazz

Thank you for
liberal leanings, a thinking for myself, don't take things at face value outlook on life

Thank you for
inspiring me with your strength, wisdom, and courage

Thank you for
the knowledge that I have a powerful, "I've got your back" ally no matter what

Happy Mother's Day!

With love,

Granny Annie said...

That is a perfect Mother's Day poem. Hope you day was a special one.

Granny Annie said...

Oh, I didn't read Gail's tribute until I had posted. Wow, I'd say you had a great Mother's Day with such beautiful words as those.