Denis Martindale


Beyond A Mother's Love


All these things the good Mother has received
with the tender passing of the seasons and the years,
each granted to be a second blessing to others,
so think of how true love begins in the human heart,
how the mind decides and applies that love everyday...

Love is a heartfelt choice that leads to an action,
the softness in the voice, the tightness of an embrace,
the smile on the face, the twinkling in the eyes,
the pat on the back, the quick kiss on the lips,
the nurturing spirit, the regular saying of prayers,
the holding of hands and the letting go of hands,
the birthday treat, the wrapped-up Christmas gift,
the great expectations, the words of comfort or praise,
the putting on of shoes, the taking off of shoes,
the washing of feet and constant humility hour-by-hour...

Without love, a family falls, spirits dwindle,
hopes melt away each midnight hour,
dreams change, fears freeze, burdens linger,
friendships become distant memories,
food doesn't taste as good, the days feel longer...

In truth, love lives in the here and now,
plans ahead, fights the trials and tribulations,
strives to overcome, seeks godly grace,
finds unmerited favour of the Lord, lets God in...
else all remains outside His sovereign will,
His wondrous purposes for each eternal soul...

Without a Mother's love, the world changes,
so how much is that change going to be
without our Father, who art in Heaven?
FAMILY... what does that mean to God?
Father And Mother, I Love You...
If only that were so for one and all...


Denis Martindale, copyright, November 2013.

Submitted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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