Ray Hansell

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A Contented Mother - Poem by Ray Hansell

It seems for so many years
I've lived my life for someone else
I put my feelings and needs
Away somewhere on a shelf

I always put my children first
Their needs ahead of my own
I had to look out for them
Until they were grown

Taking care of them
Was like a full time job
But it didn't feel like work
Although, at times it was so hard

I was always there for them
That, they always knew
They knew that Mom would help them
To always make it through

As the years passed they slowly changed
They gradually started to grow
Along the way they had to learn
Because there was so much they didn't know

But hopefully they listened
As I guided them along the way
Because the day will come
When they to will be parents themselves one day

You may think I gave a lot
Because true love never found it's way to me
But I didn't care and it didn't matter
Because my kids were my world to me

The day will come
When they are grown
They'll move on
To live out on their own

Then that's the time
When I will see
If true love
Was meant for me

If true love never finds me
And I have no one to call my own
I know that what I'll leave behind
Will be my kids, and they were home grown


8-12-06/RJH


Comments about A Contented Mother by Ray Hansell

  • Susan Williams (6/3/2016 12:10:00 AM)


    Beautiful. Parents should all set this kind of parenting as their goal. Very smooth and easy to read, the rhyming pattern fit the style and message. Well done all the way around. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/2/2016 1:29:00 PM)


    The words come out of the heart of a mother who has put in every bit of herself to bring up her children to be responsible citizen of society. She doesn't care if she will beget love. Thanks.
    Taking care of them
    Was like a full time job
    ......true love never found it's way to me
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  • (6/2/2016 11:36:00 AM)


    Heartiest Congratulations on the poem of the day as also for composing such a nice poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (6/2/2016 8:26:00 AM)


    A perfect poem chosen. For every mother there is some connection here in your words.
    Thank you and I hope you have found someone special.
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  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/2/2016 6:07:00 AM)


    a contented mother who is passionate about her children. she deserves the best, true love (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/2/2016 3:47:00 AM)


    Taking care of them! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/2/2016 12:18:00 AM)


    Great thoughts of a great mother nicely expressed in a great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 24, 2010



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