Mother’s Song

I cannot promise perfect days

Or from your circles, constant praise;

I cannot banish rainy storms

Or pledge that love will keep you warm;

To guarantee the stars will shine

Steps out of bounds that are not mine –

But I can hold you when you grieve,

When breakers dash what you believe,

And life’s false grandeur grinds hope down;

I won’t let your sorrow drown

Your vision or your grip on grace  –

My daughter child, there is a place

Inside my soul where you belong,

You draw from me this Mother’s Song…

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10 comments on “Mother’s Song

  1. Glenda Mills says:

    Ah Melody,
    I believe this is my favorite! Write on!

  2. As a mother of a long awaited daughter this captures how I feel perfectly! I love to hug my daughter when she needs one (plus the ones in between) and she already offers me one when I need it… Love your poem.
    ~ Wendy

  3. snowbirdpress says:

    Oh, if it were only possible to pass on our love to our children in a form that could translate the generations disconnect. This lovely and I wish you and your daughter many years of exploring that love.

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    Wow, this one choked me up, Melody–so beautiful. God bless you abundantly–love, Caddo

  5. beautifully written… I am a fellow mother who feels you captured the heart of a mother perfectly. wonderful 🙂

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