A poem of thanks for all the WOMEN who shape a child’s life. Mother, Birth-Mother, Step-Mother, Guardian, Grandmother, God-Mother, Aunt, Sister, Cousin, Friend, etc… As we go through life we may hold many titles, but the children who we have touched do not care what we are called; they only know that they are loved by us, and they are our sunshine! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Angels in the world who love and guide us!!!
Unfortunately, I am not very good at poetry; however, I did find a poem that encompasses the sentiment, which I feel Mother’s Day is all about. I could not possibly say it any better, so I am sharing a poem by Turlough O’Carolan, which I found at http://www.poemsforfree.com/mothersdaypoems.html.
How Much I Love You I Can’t Say
By Turlough O’Carolan
How much I love you I can’t say:
It’s more than words can hold.
You’re all at once my rich, red clay,
My potter and my mold.
Yours the words that shaped my voice,
The spirit within mine.
Yours the will that shaped my choice,
My fortune, and my sign.
How lucky I was to have had you
At the core of me!
Wise and good, you always knew
Just what I could be.
And so I came to be someone
Whom I could be proud of.
For this I give my swollen sum
Of gratitude and love.