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Lee Degnan

(05/29/73 / Peekskill, NY)

A Mother's Love for Her Child


You are my child,
given to me by some miracle
that I cannot comprehend
I was worthy of.
You've come and blessed my life.

You are my world.
Whatever I've known as my own
now shared willingly
and freely with you.
You've come and opened my heart.

You are my hope,
in a world that's so unforgiving;
in your eyes I see promise
of better things yet to come.
You've come and filled me with joy.

You are my happiness
personified, yet lit even brighter
and with unimaginable beauty
created in God's light.
You've come and saved my soul.

You are my love, unconditional
whether it is given or received
and have given me complete
and utter trust in your life.
You've come and given me ambition.

For all these things
You have given me,
I have become a better soul
For this I do promise you
my love forever,
and ever to become more like you.

Submitted: Sunday, October 01, 2006
Edited: Friday, October 01, 2010

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  • Alison Cassidy (10/27/2007 3:27:00 AM)

    'Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself and though they come through you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts. for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies, but not their souls. For their souls live in the land of tomorrow which you may not visit, even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them. But seek not to make them like you, for life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday.'

    Your beautiful poem reminded me of these words from Gibran's The Prophet, which I have typed here from memory. You share the wonder and joy of motherhood with great humility and heart-felt tenderness in this very special poem. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (10/1/2007 3:28:00 PM)

    Lee this is a stunning poem about a mother's love for her child. Brilliant. Top marks and thank you for sharing it my friend.
    David (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (8/17/2007 12:58:00 AM)

    Oh, Lee, this is beautifully written as only a mother could..from the heart and very touching..thank you for sharing..you are the best mother.. (Report) Reply

  • Marci Made (7/23/2007 11:59:00 AM)

    Ih here you have shown some of the many reasons we are thankful for our children, They are the greatest gifts of life...When young we are their very world..When older they survive as we've taught them to do, on their own, making their own lives....I wonder than, sometimes.why it is so easy for them to more or less forget at times, the one whose always been there for them....Enjoy them while their in your care and young for these are the best years of your life...A wonderful poem.........marci.xo (Report) Reply

  • Chris Mendros (6/8/2007 8:10:00 AM)

    This is very simple and sentimental, but it has structure, and is very evocative.
    Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (5/23/2007 12:24:00 AM)

    dear lee,
    it feels good to be accepted for what you are. and one gets that only from those who really love us like our mom, dad and spouse, children. good write keep this up. (Report) Reply

  • Roger Bowman (12/7/2006 8:07:00 AM)

    from a mother to her child from her child to her mother.I am sure you are an amazing wonderful caring mother.
    Love this poem Lee

    All the best
    Roger (Report) Reply

  • Susan Bagley (11/26/2006 10:31:00 AM)

    Lee, A new Friend, how delighted I am. Thank you for your comments about 'Insanity at the Mall'. Please, whenever you have time, read the rest of my poems. I just read, 'A Mother's love for her child' amd cried. I plan to read the rest of your poems over the next day or so. You are the same age as my oldest son.He has Four children now! My challenging, wonderfrul grandchildren. You certainly have talent and I am glad you decided to write to me and to share your gift with others!

    Warm wishes,
    Susan B :) (Report) Reply

  • Rasheed Alqahas (10/18/2006 12:16:00 AM)

    when the words com from heart, all the world is not enough for these words,
    mother is mother forever, very nice feeling, very nice poem, and God pless your child, i am grand father and i know how you feel about the flowers of our life.. (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (10/5/2006 12:46:00 PM)

    What a timely piece for of strength and beauty, the strong bond between mother and Child
    is so strong, Thankyou for sharing this
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

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