Of Mothers (and their dreams)

Mother and Child, Margaret Mair, Original sketch, digitally manipulated

Mother and Child, Margaret Mair, Original sketch, digitally manipulated

There comes a time
When children learn
Their mothers dream
An aching dream,
A beautiful dream
Of a kind world
Where their children
Can grow and learn
And be,
One where peace
Is normal
Where people act
With forethought
And compassion.
And when they
Do not find it
They set about
To create this world,
So their own children
And children not their own
May grow together,
May find joy together,
May create together,
May look
Hopeful and fearless
Into the future.
Theirs is
A lifelong dream,
A lifelong struggle;
They pass the torch
One to another
To light a dark way,
Share their candles
In the darkness
Until together
Their light burns
Bright and hot
As the sun,
Give and borrow
The strength they find
To continue
The loving task.
Thank you
To the mothers,
Loved, loving,
Known, unknown,
Dedicated to making
Our world better
For the children.

Written by Margaret Mair
Drawing, original sketch by Margaret Mair (digitally manipulated)

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4 responses to “Of Mothers (and their dreams)

  1. No doubt your children and grandchildren all find joy in the world thanks to you.

  2. So soulful. So real.

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