‘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. Read more of this post