Mother to Child

Now my days of youth and frolic cease
Though my hands still cradle starlit dreams
And every broken promise makes one weep
Solace is a pedestal of never-ending schemes

The sculptor sands the chiseled stone to gleam
And all who see it never knew the tears
Shed and wiped away in dark-filled nights
All to form a masterpiece to present in the light

dversepoets.com My attempt at the prompt of a verse epistle.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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10 Responses to Mother to Child

  1. kim881 says:

    Such a gentle letter from a mother to a child, Mary, that really resonates with me. I’d like to think that ‘my hands still cradle starlit dreams’ and that I might still ‘form a masterpiece to present in the light’.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly tender and heartfelt. May our hands always “cradle starlit dreams.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt. 💝💝

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  3. Beatriz F. says:

    Truer words never written, Mary. I’m not a mother but I can recognize this poem’s fundamental sorrows and joys!

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  4. Mother to a child is such a strong thing… One of the most famous poems in Sweden is written from a mother to an imaginary daughter… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Lenngren

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  5. sean@bogie says:

    Getting older is no barrier to dreams. Suffering is no barrier to producing a masterpiece. A mother’s fears are no barrier to teaching her child of the real world. There is much love in this piece.

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