The Art of Mothering

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”-Sophia Loren

The Art of Mothering

by Carmen H Gray

Mothering is a messy creation

From the first sighs of elation

To the scars borne from formation

During nine months of gestation

And many long years of cultivation

Mothering is a messy creation

Mothering is yourself cracked wide open

Nurturing and allowing all the hope in

Even when everything feels all broken

You hold fast, it is a rule unspoken

Among all hearts whose love was awoken

Mothering is yourself cracked wide open

Mothering is an art of refraining

From the onslaught of the clamorous complaining

It matters not that your strength is waning

It matters only that you keep sustaining

Before you break from all the feigning

Mothering is an art of refraining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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