Giving Thanks For Mother's Nature and Nature's Mother

Mom loving me and feeding my rebellious soul.  She has never given up on me.  That's why I am who I am!  I love you, Mom!
Mom loving me and feeding my rebellious soul. She has never given up on me. That's why I am who I am! I love you, Mom! | Source
Nature's Mother's beauty.
Nature's Mother's beauty. | Source

This is dedicated to you, Mom, because I may never have told you how much I love you.

Do you see the connection between the nurturing of mothers and nature?

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Giving Thanks



For Mother’s nature

And

Nature’s Mother,


I offer my thankfulness.


For without one

I would not appreciate

The other.


My mother tends the garden

As lovingly as she

Tended me.


Mother Nature

Tends

Our Lives

Pleading,

‘Stop and look at me!’


Mothers give us a strong foundation

So lovingly toiled


Mother Nature gives us nurturing

From her nutritious soils.


Our Mothers

Build our souls

As Mother Nature

Withstands the tolls

that

Humans place upon Her

By reaching for selfish goals.


Our Mothers feed us from her body and soul

To enable us to become who we are meant to be

As we grow old.


Mother Nature is our earth

And the air that we breathe.

She gives us sustenance


But Mom

Gives us Life.


Happy Mother's Day! I love you, Mom!



Shauna L Bowling

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aykianink profile image

aykianink 4 years ago

Did your mother read this? Lets see her comments:-)


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh Shauna - Such beautiful words for your Dear Mom. What a fantastic comparison of the two most important symbols as well. The worlds Mom and or own.

Voting up and sharing while wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sending those fireflies with my love. XXOO


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Simply beautiful, Sha! I know there are those who do not have fond memories of their mother, and that is sad. I have nothing but good to say about my mother, and I loved what you had to say about yours. Well done my dear friend.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is so touching, dear Shauna! I didn't understand my mother's love until I become a mother. Your poem is so pure...... Love it! Voting up and awesome!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Clever poem. Well put together to create a beautiful piece. Thank you


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Do I need to tell you how beautiful this is or, do you already know? What a tender, loving tribute to the two greatest influences we have inour lives. THis one brought tears my sistah. In simple term....you done good!!!!!


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charlynjune 4 years ago from Philippines

Nice poem for a Mom and for Mother Nature..

Yeah, Moms really are the best female friends you can lean on..

Voted up..


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Beautiful poetry with an incredibly brilliant title, Shauna! Sadly..i lost my mother to gambling about 10 years ago...no one's seen her since - but - mother nature nourishes me and every day i appreciate her warmth and beauty!

Happy thanksgiving, my friend!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Aykianink, yes my mother has read this. However, she always comments to my private email. She loved it and is keeping it on her desktop!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Beckie: thanx for the votes and my cherished lightning bugs! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bill: I guess we're the lucky ones, huh? I love my mom. She makes me laugh. She told me yesterday that the picture I posted is her favorite of us. I remember that little dress; it was pink and my favorite. I wore for my 4th birthday party.

Lizzie: I don't think any of us really understand our mothers until we become one ourselves. So very true!

Mhatter: I'm glad you appreciate my poem. It came to me out of the blue yesterday as I was working on an assignment about controlling pests in the garden. Maybe that's what led to it. My mother is a Master Gardener!

Linda: so glad you approve! Mom loves it!!

Charlynjune: Mom's are the best. So are dads!

Leslie: I'm sorry to hear about your mom - so sad! But look at you - you are awesome! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Shauna. I love the mother, nature connection. Happy Thanksgiving...


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aykianink 4 years ago

Aww. That's sweet. Good stuff:-)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sha,

Such a beautiful tribute to your two Mothers...if not now, when? You are a beautiful soul, a reflection of your Momma's love.

Voted UP and ABI. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Maria


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

A nice tribute and let us all give thanks this week for the blessings we have. Don't want to throw a wet blank on anything but things are about to get very hard on many people in our nation.

God bless America. We're going to need it.

The Frog


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Always, thank you for your dear comment.

Maria, I'm glad you enjoyed. It's been a while since I've written a new poem. I'm glad it was Mom who inspired me!

Frog, you are so right. We need to keep all our people in our prayers.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

THIS...is the perfect poem to read aloud, at the Thanksgiving Dinner table! Thank you...........UP+++


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Paula, I would love to be a fly on the wall when you read it! Please do; I would be honored!


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aykianink 4 years ago

That truly is quite an honor. *applause*


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OH NO....I swat the crap out of flies!!! You'll just have to pull up a chair and have some dinner, girl!!


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Waheed Chuahdary 4 years ago from United States

WOW............... what a great topic.. nice hub

Mother are one of big gift for us from our God. I love your hub. Thanks for sharing it. Twice voted up,...


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

such a lovely poem dear Sha!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Paula, what time should I be there?

Waheed, thanx for the vote(s)!

Spy, my dear Spy. How are you?


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Re-heated left-overs .....happily served, 24/7!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Fabulous tribute to both moms and mother nature. Wishing you and your family a great Thanksgiving.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Paula, left-overs are the best! Save me some giblet gravy!

Rasma, thank you for your well wishes. Enjoy your day!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

This is a gem ;I really loved and have to vote across and share. You Are such a talented writer my friend and here's to so many more.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Eddy, coming from an accomplished poet as yourself, your praise means the world!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

God Bless you.. It is s good to see you.. I thought I wasn't following you but I am.. Happy Holidays.. and Merry Christmas..

many blessings

Debbie


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Happy Holidays, Debbie. I'm sure we'll cross each other's paths before Christmas. I'll save my return for then!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I couldn't agree more! My mother was an amazing woman and mother nature continues to amaze me.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Mom's are great, aren't they, Linda? Thanx for stopping by!


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bluebird 17 months ago

Really enjoyed this poem from the heart and the comparisons of the two most special mothers in life.


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bravewarrior 17 months ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, bluebird. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thanx for stopping by!

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