Scarlett Treat

Rookie - 24 Points (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

Motherhood-Mother's Day,2006 - Poem by Scarlett Treat

Poet of my heart,
Dream child.
I loved you before you were born.
You lay in my womb, under my heart,
For nine long months.

I felt you move,
And breathe,
And kick,
And live.
I patted my belly where you were,
And stroked you, and petted you.
I had long talks
On my long walks with you.

Before you were born,
I counted the months,
And days,
And hours,
And minutes
Until you came.

Now you are here,
My joy,
My love,
My life,
My child,
And my heart is singing.
I dance with happiness
Because my life has taken flight.

Comments about Motherhood-Mother's Day,2006 by Scarlett Treat

  • (6/28/2006 1:23:00 AM)

    Scarlett, I'm glad I found this one. It reminds me of the exquisite impatience of counting off the days. A thought. If you re-titled it, it could be read as the birth of your poetic soul. Whatdyathink? love always, Allie Catte (Report) Reply

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  • (5/13/2006 8:17:00 AM)

    very moving, Scarlett. a fitting tribute for Mother's Day. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 4:55:00 PM)

    This is like words of water with such clarity that the reader could almost drink it in,
    Beautiful writing, wow! Love duncan
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  • (5/7/2006 1:05:00 AM)

    An absolute, unmitigated delight. (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2006 11:14:00 AM)

    A poem all mothers will relate to, beautifully crafted, a heartfelt write, simply stated. Kind regards, Justine (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 10:56:00 AM)

    You have captured my heart Scarlett, a really beautiful poem about everyones best friend, because my Mother was to me. cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (5/5/2006 10:16:00 AM)

    Oh Scarlett this is a beautiful poem, and says all the things that we all have felt when we were expecting our own brood. A delightful read and thank you for telling me about it. Loved it. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 9:44:00 AM)

    Lovely, touching tribute and a reflection of you too, Linda, as woman and mother: nothing less than warm and kind. Many hugs and smiles! Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 8:14:00 AM)

    This is so sweet, Scarlett; I'll share it with my two little ones. I love the reference to the child being 'poet of my heart'. So true. Isn't it funny how slowly they arrive, and how quickly they grow once they're here? Happy Mother's Day! (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 7:35:00 AM)

    It's a sweet poem. It's strange we have no Mother's day in Russia. But I'll print it out for her anyway. I never tire of saying how much I love her. Warmly, Julia (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 6:56:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Linda! I've had many of those long talks on long walks myself. Thanks for the Mothers Day Present! !
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  • (5/5/2006 6:02:00 AM)

    One of the most difficult things I can imagine, is how to put in words the bond and love that a mother builds for their children. The expectancy before the Expectancy, the carriage where the two are as one, and the delivery through to the fledgling's departure. What we have here is a commendable effort, deserving of no criticism, but our hearts' respect for the sentiment within. My auld Mammy's in her eighties, and she'd love it.
    Danny (10x2 to redress the balance a bit.)
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  • (5/5/2006 4:00:00 AM)

    Awww, now I want to go and cover my daughter with kisses!
    Anna xxx
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  • (5/5/2006 2:44:00 AM)

    I like the feeling here of course, Scarlett, but I feel that the poem needs more 'lift' and word power to make it more engaging and less simple.
    Very best wishes,
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  • (5/5/2006 12:34:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem - a hymn to motherhood simple, sincere and joyful without any mawkish sentiment. Beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2006 11:37:00 PM)

    Mike, here's to the non-mother-lovers everywhere - - Happy Mother's Day to THEIR mothers, and God Bless Them, Every ONE! This poem was written in love for my children, and lovingly dedicated to any mother who should stumble across it in future.... (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2006 10:02:00 PM)

    But some non-mother-lover gave you a low score. Now if you'd only mentioned rat droppings and Crohn's disease, you might have had a 10.

    Fine Mom's Day poem, Scarlett!
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  • (5/4/2006 9:30:00 PM)

    So true...and absolutely beautiful. I read Dr. Seuss to my son...and made him listen to Mozart and Wagner! (Report) Reply

  • Alice Vedral Rivera (5/4/2006 9:21:00 PM)

    Touching sentiments from mother to child - perfect for Mother's Day.

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  • (5/4/2006 9:17:00 PM)

    Awww! Linda, what a beautiful Mother's Day poem! We both have 3 little lucky we are! Very beautiful! Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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