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Mother's sorrow (poem)

Updated on November 4, 2011
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Don't let the mother's tears

touch the baby's cheek

as she holds him

to her chest

and weeps.

Don't let her sadness

be transferred to him.

Let him maintain

his joy and innocence.

He knows nothing

of this world

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that can be so cold

and unrelenting.

Violence in the street

that seems neverending.

Reel yourselves back into the home

and close the door behind you.

Mother, keep your baby

safe and warm in your embrace.

Seek strength

from God

and the family

within your walls

and dry your tears.

There is violence, illness,

death and sorrow in the world

but there is peace, health,

life and happiness too.

You hold the latter

in your arms right now.

Copyright © Journey *

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      That is becautiful wiht so many heartwarming thoughts and feelings.

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      Oooh, so very beautiful! As a mother I know I try my hardest to protect my babies from anything that is not light and happiness. All mothers should listen to your poem and do the same.