Mother


By brian francis


From that first second, when you held me in your arms
when you looked at me and, smiling, loved so completely;
I have known that you were there for me in every way.

When I first slipped away and wandered – I was seeking you.
And, when fear then gripped me, in tortures lonely moments;
your sudden embrace relieved me and allowed me peace.

I have looked to you for guidance and safekeeping.
I have looked to you in happiness and in weeping.

And when the wounds of a hearty childhood left me bleeding,
with tears streaming down from reddened cheeks and eyes,
I sought the cure to all life’s ailing; always within your arms.

When defeat rocked me and sundered my strength and will.
In loneliness I called, silently, your name – and remembered.
Even then a warmth and loving peace engulfed my soul.

I have looked to you for guidance and safekeeping.
I have looked to you in happiness and in weeping.

And when joy has visited upon me and basking in its light,
I have sought you – only – to share in all of my dreams.
And for all of life I love and praise you, Mother.

I have held you in my arms and known true love.
I have sought you in my pain and found relief.
And I’ve shared with you in pride, life’s successes.

I have looked to you for guidance and safekeeping.
I have looked to you in happiness and in weeping.

Copyright ©2020 brian francis

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brian francis

Born and raised in the idyllic environment of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A rural paradise perfect for a roving childhood. Now living in the desert southwest, with a flock of parrots, a pigeon, and Three dogs.

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