TO MY CHILD: A POEM

Motherhood is a precious gift a lady is endowed with! I have loved old songs, particularly, these starting verses from a lovely Tamizh classic:

Are trees a burden for soil?

Are leaves a burden for the branch?

Are fruits a burden for the vines?

If not, how could a child be a burden to the mother?

So simple, are they not, yet, so eloquent and graceful in the message they convey! I have loved this song, a mother's love is unconditional, wholesome and heavenly. God has blessed women in such a way to be capable of such a pristine bond. Someday, perhaps, I shall see my own child and this is what I shall say to my boy or lass:


Darling! You are yet unborn

Yet I’ve waited for you all my life

Someday, you shall smile at me

And cry, of course, when you’ve stepped into all this strife

You shall fulfill my womanhood

I shall see my life and my loved one’s

Cherished in yours, my lad, my lass

In all your sweet abundant innocence

And this promise, I give you

I will bring you up in faith and love

I’ll make mistakes, I am sure

But thee, my child, shalt be blessed from above

For you shall set foot

In a place of callousness

Of wickedness and deceit

Where honesty’s valued lesser and less

You may not reap as you sow

My dear! Nay! You’ll reap burden and pain

But you shall always have love and grace

To bear it! By Him whom for you was slain

I wish I could show you green hills and vales

Silver rivers bathed in moonlight

But you shall be born to barren toys of science

A starless, dark and sordid night

But I shall teach you grace and content

To hold your head high for your values

To humble yourself before praise

And His favour and Word, never to lose

When I am a mother, my dear!

I would wish you to be better than me

Trust in yourself and others, love freely

Honour and be kind, from heart, starts charity

I wish to tell you

That you can be what God intended you to be

You need not live in your day and age

Nor from reality, try to flee

But I just want you to know

I shall love and cherish you

And that, I say, just so

That you can always be yourself, true!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Beautiful, simply beautiful. This one touches my heart. Any child in your life will be so fortunate to call you Mother.


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

Another beautifully written poem, so much passion, so much longing. Someday, I'm sure you'll make a wonderful mother :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

so beautiful.. when you hold your little baby in your arms you will fall so badly in love.. You will not believe you could love anyone that much until you do.. It is the most awesome feeling and you conveyed it here.. I love your poem

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Debbie


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Voted awesome and up. So beautifully said, yet don't foget to teach him or her about protecting wildlife and this earth as best he or she can.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

the Lord sent me out to the children of he world


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Aww.... oh! Thank you so much shiningirisheyes! I am so honoured by your words, I can't tell you how much it means to me! God bless you for your kindness!


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

It is so wonderful to hear you say that, if ever I am blessed with a child, I'll recount your words and feel overjoyed with them! Thank you JKenny!


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Your comments are always so wonderful and thoughtful, I hope I can do all that someday! Thank you Debbie! So glad you liked it!


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

That is a very pressing issue that needs to be given emphasis, I am sure, I will do my best in my power, by God's grace, aviannovice! As usual, your comments are so kind and warm! Thank you ever so much!


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Oh! I am honoured to know you, then, Mhatter99! Thank you for reading and commenting, I wish you well in your endeavours! May the Lord ever keep and bless you!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Such lovely words. Your future child will thank the Lord for such a wonderful mom like you. God bless.


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Oh Wow! Thank you ma'am, you're too kind! God bless you!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A brilliantly crafted verse of motherly love for her unborn... How beautifully you in your verse bring about all the truths the world is ready to give to the child!

EPIC!


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Your words are truly overwhelming, you are a good soul to leave such wonderful comments! Yes! This world is turning into a sad place, but with the Lord's love and grace, people need not change! God bless and keep you ever! Amen!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Lovely, lovely words - a mother/child bond is so very special, you have described it beautifully.

voting up


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

thanks for the vote and the comments movie master! It is a special bond indeed and I am glad I was able to do justice to it! Bless you!


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Sharon, truly beautiful...As a mother I can say for sure that a mother's love is unconditional, wholesome and heavenly, just as described in your lovely verses. It's the nature's simple instinct that is given to us women to fulfill our mission as mothers, to care, to love, to protect our children. There's nothing more beautiful and naturally satisfying as being able to give new life, and to see your babies grow...One day you will see for yourself.


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

I understand KatrineDalMonte, someday hopefully, I may merit such a precious boon! God bless you and your children!

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