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The Nature Of A Mother's Love

Updated on November 7, 2011
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A mother's love outreaches
the boundaries of constraint,
beyond the gates of reason,
truth or time without restraint.
Defying understanding,
a mother's love withstands
the buffeting of judgement,
and response the world demands.
Her devotion never wavers,
regardless of the price...
embracing hope and vision
in the face of sacrifice.
A mother's love has knowledge
beyond that of the eye,
she sees into her heart of hearts
where potential is not shy,
seeing only the fruition of
what Destiny intends,
yielding not her vision
until reality transcends.


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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      5 years ago

      shanmarie, thank you for your kind comment! This was written from and by a mother's heart. I so appreciate your read and comment! Blessings!

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      Shannon Henry 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I'm just discovering this one, but I think I just fell in love with your words! A mother's love is unconditional and she sometimes will sacrifice more than her children will ever know.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      5 years ago

      Epigramman, You surely do bring a burst of warmth to this frozen little heart on a day like today when it is bitter and snowing outside! I just can't imagine life without you! Hugs to you, Miss Tiffy and Mr. Gabriel!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Back to revisit a classic once again , my dear Miss M, and you truly are a poet's poet. Your writing knows such soulful beauty and depth - and your words (and choices of words) are always so rich and pure.

      You are also a world class mother and friend to me .

      Sending warm wishes to your dear heart from Little Miss Tiffy, Mister Gabriel and Colin from an almost frozen over lake at lake erie time ontario canada 12:54pm on a snowy day here

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      5 years ago

      You brighten up my day like no other, Colin! I sit here with my coffee on this Sunday morning and send you warm wishes as well, and smile at the thought of you grooving to your Beethoven and enjoying some coffee too! Big hugs to you!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Well Miss M - you must get your work published. Your poetic words and thoughts belong in a book to be cherished by your readers like me - and in the same way I cherish , so deeply and fondly, our friendship - and here I sit on this Sunday morning while listening to Beethoven and having a coffee and bagel - sending warm wishes to you and wishing for all of the best for your family as well - lake erie time ontario canada 8:59am

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      5 years ago

      acaetnna, You are a sweetheart and it means alot. Thank you!

    • acaetnna profile image

      acaetnna 

      5 years ago from Guildford

      Oh dear I am SO sorry - I haven't been writing very much either but mine are for wonderful reasons. I do hope you are on the road to recovery now. You have friends here is you need them, please take care, xx

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      5 years ago

      Acaetnna, thank you. I am hanging in there, its been a rough year. Haven't been able to write much. Thank you, too for asking. I hope all is well and wonderful in your world!

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      acaetnna 

      5 years ago from Guildford

      Oh wow this is totally awesome - I simply love it. How are you?

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      5 years ago

      Barbsbitsnpieces, thank you, kindly. I really appreciate your visit and comment!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 

      5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @tnderhet23...This is very poetic, very emotional, and absolutely the truth! Nice work!

      Where would the world be without the love fostered by Mothers?

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, Max, this is one of my favorites!

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      So heartwarming, touching, Marsha, a great tribute to Mother's Love. Delightful poem!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      acaetnna, again, thank you! This was written from this mother's heart...Take good care!

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      Simply beautiful, you have captivated me with your magical words.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Aww, Epi! You just light up my little heart! I am just so grateful for you! I love daybreak too! Once upon a time, I worked night shift...always left me feeling hung over...without my beauty sleep, I am NOT fit to be around! Anyway, I hope you are well, and your kitties too! Much love always!

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ..I so do love this one Miss M that I have to make a return engagement here and thank you also for the lovely Thanksgiving day card and of course your hall of fame support and love - just arrived home a couple of hours ago from night shift work and I have watched the sunlight come up over the lake and daylight break - so inspiring and life affirming - well just like you dear friend and most esteemed hub colleague that you are

      lake erie time 9:00am please give my best wishes to your family too

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Mary, thank you so kindly for your sweet comment. Please accept my apology for taking so long to respond. I appreciate your read and response, truly!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Ruchira, thank you. I appreciate your read and comment and apologize for taking so long to respond. Life has been a bit of a tempest the past few months and I fear, I got caught up. Again, thank you!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      This is so beautiful. Thanks for a good read. I agree, a Mother's love knows no bounderies.

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      well said tnderhrt23...mother's love is indeed precious and can never change no matter what...Amen!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, kindly, Dim! Blessings to you!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      absolutely spot on. Oh and so beautifully written.

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...well I know all about a mother's love dear Miss M as my mum was my best friend (so was my dad) and I know you to be a terrific mum too and of course my wonderful faithful friend and just a world class writer all the way - I sincerely hope your son is feeling a little better as these wishes are also for you too.

      lake erie time ontario canada 12:20pm on a cold night by the lake

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      samiaali, thank you, kindly! I appreciate your read and vote!

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      samiaali 

      6 years ago

      Hi tnderhrt23, You have said it all here. This was beautiful. Your words have done justice to a mother's love! I vote this up! :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      attemptedhumour, I am sure what you say is true, although it lies outside the realm of my own, personal experience. I am unsure about the tentacle issue, however...I may need to look into that one! Thank you for your read and comment!

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      attemptedhumour 

      6 years ago from Australia

      My wife spends every waking hour proving your point and i suspect that you do the same. A father's love is strong too, but usually has fewer tentacles.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, Eiddwen, I appreciate your visit and comment!

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      So very beautiful !!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Ruby, thank you. It is "always" a joy to see you!

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      ttw, thank you, my friend. I always appreciate your visits and comments!

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      tumblintumblweed 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful,Ms tnderhrt....only one who feels this way could write it the way you did!

      Hugs and Blessings, my friend!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your poetry is beautiful. A mother's love is forever. Thank you for sharing your words, and love.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Robert, what a lovely response! I am truly humbled. Thank you.

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      rmjudkins 

      6 years ago

      tnderhrt, this is a beautiful narrative poem and a worthy tribute to motherhood. We who can see our mothers in these verses are abundantly blessed. We know from experience what your poem so poignantly sings; a mother's love is longsuffering, without qualification, selfless, eternally hopeful, everlasting. This reader votes beautiful and thumbs up!! Regards, Robert

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Movie Master, I am touched and honored. Thank you.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Tnderhrt, I am struggling to find the words here to express just how deeply moving your beautiful poem is.

      Wonderful, thank you.

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, Dexter! A lovely comment is a sweet way to start my day, as well! Have a great one!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Tnderhrt! A mother's love is certainly a beautiful thing - as is this poem. Thanks for a great start to the day! Voted up, up and away!

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      moiragallaga, thank you. I so appreciate your read and lovely comment!

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Awesome tnderhrt! You have a way with words and you capture so well how strong a mother's love can be. your poem is a beautiful homage to all the mothers out there, including me. Thanks, I really enjoyed reading your poem.

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      SilentReed, so very true. Thank you for your read and thoughtful comment!

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      SilentReed 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      A mother would give her last breath to her child. We are her joy but most of the time we only bring her heartaches.When we realize the pain we cause it's sometimes too late to say "sorry". Take every opportunity to say to her "mother,I love you."

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      WillStarr, You have made my day...you can't know how much that means to me! Thank you!

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      You are a splendid poet, and this is very good work. You just get better and better.

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