Momma's Arms

Beat up by this world

Scarred and scraped trying to pay my way

Broken by the injustice of humanity

Overwhelmed or underwhelmed

I want to crawl into my momma's arms.

Like when I was five and

She hugged away all of the hurt

Stroking my hair

Rubbing my back

Kissing my tear stained face.

Momma's arms were an insurmountable fort

Holding the boogey man at bay

After awaking from a night of terror.

Momma's arms told me I was her favorite child

When my brothers had been unusually mean.

Momma's arms, holding me tight in her lap, took the sting out of

A skinned knee and the fire out of my first bee sting.

Momma's arms kept me safe, gave me strength.

Many years have gone since I last enjoyed the warmth of that

Marvelous place

But I remember and long for the comfort of

Momma's arms.


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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Oh Icb,

Such a beautiful hub..nothing like a mothers warm embrace to make everything better..Thank you for sharing such a wonderful hub this morning..I love it..

Sunnie


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Sunnie, glad you enjoyed it. I don't get to see my momma very often. I was feeling homesick this morning. Even as an adult, that's one place I really enjoy being, with mom.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

My mom and daughters are my best friends and I can always count on a good hug and sweet smile..I hope you will bet to see your mom soon..

Hugs,

Sunnie


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

A beautiful write and the love of a mother captured so vividly.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Sunnie, mom is my best friend too. Daddy is also. I didn't always think so. It took growing up to see that. I am glad you have such good relations with your mom and daughters.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Fiddleman, thank you for reading and I am glad you enjoyed it. Nice to meet you.


Kryptowrite 5 years ago

Nice poem, and I love the header photo. I kind'a wish you held it until Mother's Day (smile).


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Kryptowrite, for reading and commenting. Glad you enjoyed. This was what was on my heart this morning. I had to pen it and share it now. Although, I agree, it would be appropriate for Mother's Day.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Icbenefield, and we NEVER stop Missing and Needing our Mothers...A Beautiful Poem and thoughts so well said. Thanks for Sharing.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, b., for reading and commenting. We always miss our mothers, you are right. I have a friend whose mother passed over 30 years ago and she still misses her like it was yesterday.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Such a beautiful poem. Because god did not have time for each and every child he created a mother for each so that each child could feel and experience the presence of god within their mothers, in their mommas arms :-)

carrie


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Carrie, for reading and commenting. Nothing like a mother's love.


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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

"Momma's arms were an insurmountable fort" - Hopefully, I'd be able to give such strong arms to people I love.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Kerlynb, thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you. Momma's arms are a safe place for anyone. You can purpose to be that unconditional safe place for others. It is just what this world needs more of, safe harbors and loving acceptance.


jenubouka 5 years ago

Such a beautiful poem about a mother's love.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

My mama is gone to her well deserved resting place amongst the sweet angels who carried her through the Hell she walked here on earth. I to fondly reflect now and remember those beautiful moments when I felt her arms around me drawing me close to her bosom of protection.

I felt so warm and safe there from the world around me. Those were hugs I will never forget, every child should be able to feel that love and tenderness from their mama. This was a beautiful poem and I am truly happy that you love your mom and still have her there to give you those hugs one in awhile when your blue.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

this is a lovely poem, and I can say that all people deserve the love from someone. Especially mothers.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Jenubouka, saddlerider, rebecca; Thank you all for reading. I am glad you appreciated my thoughts. There is no safer place or warmer place that every child should know than in a mother's arms. We can be this for those in our lives wether we are mothers or not. Saddle rider, I am so sorry for your loss.

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