A Mother’s Love

'Mothers Love' by Andrae Ricketts (unsplash.com)Photo by Andrae Ricketts

NginaMy Featured Blogger this week is Ngina of the blog site Euonia: Stay and Shine. I know nothing about Ngina, whose motto is “Blossom. Re-blossom. Keep doing it,” except that she’s African (but I don’t know which country), and that her poems are full of passion, longing, and unconditional love. These are words you feel, rather than merely read. To feel more, visit Ngina here!

I’ll weave my shredded heart
into a basket for your worries
and bare my bony shoulder
for you to cry on
I’ll take my skeletal hands
and earth-filled fingers
and stroke your face
and wipe off your tears
I’ll slap my aching back to bend
and pick you up when you fall
My eyes won’t know any tears
but when yours do, mine will be wet with love                                   I’ll drain rivers of pain with my cloak
and clear thorny bushes with my bare hands
I’ll take life’s beatings with grace
so it can be softer on you


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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12 Responses to A Mother’s Love

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    What a beautiful poem and share, Mitch. 💛

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  2. You’re right, Mitch. These are words you feel. ❤

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  3. revruss1220 says:

    Beautiful. Heart wrenching and heart warming, all at the same time.
    Thank you for introducing us to her. She is a gift.

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  4. stunning, powerful words.

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  5. So heartfelt, sincere and full of passionate genuine love. Congratulations to the lady from Africa who wrote it. Excellent.

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  6. I just found this lady yesterday, beautiful poem !

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  7. joyroses13 says:

    Oh sooo touching! Thanks for sharing! That last line just tugs at the heartstrings and is so true.

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  8. “I’ll take life’s beatings with grace
    so it can be softer on you”
    Can it be more meaningful than that? One of my greatest regrets at not being able to raise my own son is that I was not there to shield him from the hurts that life would throw his way.

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  9. Beautiful words that express a mother’s love perfectly.

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  10. Ann Coleman says:

    Wow! I see what you mean about feeling her words. She’s amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sounds like motherhood to me. ❤️‍🩹

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