Helen Steiner Rice

(1900 - 1981 / Ohio / United States)

A Mother's Love

Poem by Helen Steiner Rice

A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

Topic(s) of this poem: mom


Comments about A Mother's Love by Helen Steiner Rice

  • Ntobeko Magwa (8/11/2018 10:33:00 PM)

    This is the Greatest inspiration forever. May God Bless You Forever.(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Johnson (5/12/2018 6:27:00 PM)

    Your work has been an encouragement and a blessing for many years. Thanks! !(Report)Reply

    DAniel(5/13/2018 11:17:00 AM)

    Sparkman 1975 Robert Johnson?

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  • Linda Stevens (5/1/2018 7:26:00 PM)

    Happy Heavenly Birthday, Ruby Cottingham. I love you more than you will ever know. I cannot believe that you will be 100 years old today. I know we will all be together soon. Thank you Mom for being my everything! 💖(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/19/2016 6:30:00 PM)

    Beyond doubt, very difficult to understand how a mother feels....(Report)Reply

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  • Christopher CariadChristopher Cariad (5/8/2015 2:36:00 PM)

    Amazingly beautiful description of what a mother is. so very accurate!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015