"Musings On Motherhood"

 

A beautiful young woman
With a baby on her knee,
Gently stroking tender skin
This is the picture I see.
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She is busy now and happy
With a little one at her feet.
There is a quiet confidence
And a smile for those she meets.
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Again she sits her life is full
Another baby now is hers.
She watches very carefully
The toddler on the stairs.
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Its night feed and napkins,
Teething, fevers and toys.
Her mother hands are busy
But her heart knows mother joys.
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Soon it is school and playtime friends
Sandpits, ball games and such.
There is hardly time to tell them
That she loves them very much.
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She stands on the sidelines at the games
And cheers her children on.
Knowing somewhere deep inside
That these days will soon be gone.
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Teenage years approach
And now the rules are changed,
Suddenly not needed quite so much
Her life is rearranged.
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Learning to drive and going
Wanting to drive the car.
Her life is very different
And she has travelled far.
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The years move on with their ups and downs,
With their sadness and their joy.
Suddenly it is changed again ~
No more little girl or boy.
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Romance and love affairs,
Broken hearts and broken dreams.
They each find special people
To share their plans and schemes.
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They no longer live with her
Or play upon the stairs
But she holds them in her mother heart
And in her mother prayers.
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A beautiful older woman
With a baby on her knees
Life has come full circle
I wonder what picture she sees.

 

© Linda J. Vaughan

May 2004

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