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justice bernard brown

(9/21/95 / Brooklyn, New York)

The Hardworking Mother


The hard working mother...
Never sleeps or rests
Pushing until light falls
And pulling until day breaks

The hard working mother...
Is the ice in the fire
Yet keeps moving with pride in her step
And motivation in her heart

The hard working mother...
Is like water,
Always taken for granted until needed,
Used everyday yet not noticed,
Takes different forms but is never awarded

The hard working mother...
Gets tired and frustrated,
Gives love and compassion,
Always needed never replaced

Only one day is given,
Only 24hrs is spared
To the hard working mother,
Whose burden was never shared

Submitted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Edited: Thursday, January 19, 2012

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  • Nader Baheri (1/30/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    fantistic written.not only your mother but all mothers around the world would praise this masterpiece of art.
    an adorable written for all mothers.also your feeling about your mother is appreciable.~nb (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/27/2012 1:37:00 PM)

    of the five or so poems by justice that i have just read, this is my favorite. i really like the comparison of mother to water. very nice. but what is meant by the poet's comment below? ? let me know........please. (Report) Reply

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