By the Sweat of Her Brow



By the sweat of her brow,

she has raised them –

three strapping sons

to block out their 

father’s deadbeat shadow.

And the tender concern

with which they plant 

kisses on hope-spattered

cheeks paints each

drop of perspiration 

a work of art.


16 comments on “By the Sweat of Her Brow

  1. Orchid says:

    Moving and beautifully described!

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful. How lovely to think that each drop of perspiration can become a work of art.

  3. Wow, what a testament to a mothers love!

  4. Wow, this goes straight to the heart’s marrow.

  5. I could picture the tender moment as I read your words…beautiful.

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