‘A Mother’s Love Will Stay’ [POEM]

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A mother’s love lasts forever. (Photo by Eduardo Merille, Flickr)

I’ve been blessed to know some very special women in my life, women who were moms not only to their own children, but also mother figures to their children’s friends. One such woman, Nelda, was my friend Paul’s mom. From the time I was a young boy, she was always there, proud and nurturing to her three sons, who she watched grow up, get married, and become fathers themselves. Sadly, death claimed her almost five years ago, much too soon. But I always admired her loving spirit, her kindness, and her devotion to her family. Mothers like Nelda, my own mom Darcy, and countless others like them inspired me to write this poem. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share it with a mom you love today.

A Mother’s Love

Primal cries,
raspy sighs,
newborn life begins

Gentle hands,
loving arms,
breathing baby’s scent

This is all so new
yet it feels so right
She will hold you fast
rock you through the night

From day one
she has known
only love for you

Squeezed you tight,
kissed your wounds,
been your friend for life

Love you from the start
it lasts all her days
Swelling in her heart
feelings always stay

Boy grows up
becomes man
it’s his time to fly

Mama sees
from afar
all that he will be

He grew up too fast
life led him away
Still she watches him
in her quiet way

When he weds
she smiles too
as they dance that day

Then he goes
takes his bride
and they go their way

She’s the last to leave
the reception hall
Reminiscing years
clinging fast to dreams

Pacing now
waiting’s hard
he’ll know what it’s like

Loving one
of his own
Daddy he will be

Changes came so fast
he became a man
there before her eyes
now that he’s a dad

Life moves on
always does
nothing stays the same

They grow up
and they watch
what’s their destiny

She was there at first
she’ll be there always
even when she’s gone
mother’s love will stay

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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