Margaret M. Ryder

(Virginia Beach, VA, USA)

My Momma

She smiled upon the pain bound,
as her belly grew very round,
she fed me life through her soul,
although her story receiving sadly told;
Anchored strength, her head hung proud,
as she walked across condemning crowds,
her voice grew weak within her prayer,
God reached down and blessed us there;
The pain boiled to uncomforting steadiness,

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