A Mother's Love? Poem by Mary Nagy

A Mother's Love?

How can a mother not hurt
when her child cries out in pain?
How can she turn and look away
when there's so much to be gained?

If only her heart would open
and let God show the way,
to happiness and love everlasting.
For this, I'll always pray.

Is it possible to just feel nothing
towards the child you gave away?
Please say there is at least a hope
that you will love me again some day.

When I look at my child I feel love.
I could never turn my back.
But you never felt that way towards me.
Is it something that I lack?

David Gerardino 16 March 2005

When it comes to family, you take what you can get..........

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Herbert Nehrlich1 27 May 2005

It's a 'mirror' poem, Mary. Well done indeed. H

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David Gerardino 23 June 2005

A mothers love is number one..............great poem.

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Candy Kelly 23 June 2005

Good poem Mary. I took this poem to be about giving a child up for adoption. That is one the hardest things a mom would ever have to do and sometimes the most loving.

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Mary Nagy 14 July 2005

No, Candy. This poem was actually written about the mothers that give their children away because they are more interested in partying and having fun than caring for them. Unfortunately this is happening too often in the world today. (I speak from experience as this is how my own mother dealt with a house that was just too crowded with kids to really host a 'good' party.)

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Duncan Wyllie 18 February 2006

We are all made up from different components. The problem comes from not really seeing them. We think that we understand how each one works in other people as well as ourselves but the truth is that sometimes we ALL simply loose our way, lost in our own personal intentions we become more and more unaware of the thoughts and feelings and needs of others. When I look back at my Childhood I can never seem to be able to remember a time when I felt real love from a family member. Mum did not seem to care or be interested in anything that I was. Then yesterday she opened up after 37years and told me of the pain that she had to endure through the war time in East Germany. I could not see at all before. I now see so much more. Mary if we knew every thought and feeling our hearts would take a sigh of understanding and we would cry from a place beyond our own Childhood when our mothers had to face similar pains. Take Care and always remember to smile and laugh at yourself. Love and Life. God Bless Duncan

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Christian Eliab Ratnam 16 February 2006

Mary, first of all I wish to say that you have admirable talent, something not everyone has. I am impressed at the way you phrase the lines into living thought provokers. I felt the sadness, although I myself have never experienced the real thing. Your poem has introduced me to a fraction of your burdens. Nice to share it with you all in the name of poetry and love. All the best and keep writing!

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Slimboydim . 31 October 2005

I can relate to this poem, through personal experience. Made me feel uncomfortable, please know you are not alone. Its enjoyable to read the fruits of your labour. Thank you. Kindest Regards Slim.

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Faith Elizabeth Brigham 30 September 2005

Mary, this is a great poem...strong writing with deep emotional impact...excellent job! You got my top vote (10) .

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Sapna Shamsundar 09 September 2005

its really close to my personal experience, very nicely framed.

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