A Mothers Prayer

We walk together wreathed in tears

Clinging together as we pass through this vale of fears.

Gentle sweet one cling to me

I shall find us a way to be free.


Sleep now gentle baby sleep I swear your gentle soul I will keep.

Through all the troubles we shall meet I will keep

You safe from harm and swaddle you warm inside your sheet.

It is lucky I can’t see

What is in store for you and me.


For maybe we will escape unscathed

On our journey from the cradle to the grave.

I will do all I can to guide you through this maze

Of hard times and long sad days.


I will give my all for you

I am the only one who will say that, and mean it true.

So for now for all I can do is feed, and hold and love you.


As you grow I’ll do all I can to help you grow into a good man.

So my baby here in my arms I pray that I can keep you safe from harm.

All the bad things in this life,

The gun, the drug and the knife.


I can only show you the right way,

I shall just have to trust you, as in all you will have the last say.

We walk together wreathed in tears

Clinging together as we pass through this vale of fears.

Gentle sweet one cling to me I shall find us a way to be free.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 4valentines4words4poetry4you
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 22:25:06

    well done for another lovely piece of poetry a great pleasure to read thankyou for letting me have the priviledge.


  2. willowdot21
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 22:27:47

    Thank you for a lovely comment.


  3. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 22:44:34

    nice one, enjoyed reading it 🙂


  4. willowdot21
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 22:49:38

    Thank you it was a heartfelt one for me.


  5. zumpoems
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:56:41

    This is so perfectly done and natural.

    Only thing that causes a bump in the road for me is the use of “knife” as it seems a bit forced to rhyme with “life” — as you previously rhymed “arms” and “harm”, I would have been very satisified as a reader to see “life” and “knife” as follows:

    So my baby here in my arms I pray that I can keep you safe from harm. All the bad things in this life: the guns, the drugs and knives.

    That said this is a great post — very natural and direct. The emotions come across so perfectly!


    • willowdot21
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 14:36:25

      Hi Zumpoems again you come to my aid but I am making a point , the Gun , drugs and The Knife , perhaps I should say the gun, the drug and the knife ? I shall try that and see if that makes more sense. I am glad you like poem it is one from my heart! Have a good day and evening.XXX


  6. giselzitrone
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 14:10:45

    Gruss und einen schönen Tag Gislinde


  7. willowdot21
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 14:41:46

    Gislinde verfügt über einen schönen Tag zu. Danke für Ihren Besuch hier! willow xxx


  8. Vampire Weather
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 08:28:36

    This is a work of epic beauty. The expression and feeling in this is so thick it seeps through every line in a flood of magic. Such an intimate, touching work. Lovely!


  9. willowdot21
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 09:06:09

    Having a child is such a terrifying responsibility all you can do is your best and hope things will work out well. Lead teach love and know when to let go, hence the line “I can only show you the right way, I shall just have to trust you, as in all you will have the last say.” Be well and happy today and thank you for your comment. xxxxx


  10. fallenelegy
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 08:44:33

    there is no one who loves like a mother. that sweet love we cherish and long for more but these testing times how much of it does the poor children get. i fear for the motherless, hope they grow strong and not be misguided in our tainted world.

    you brilliantly as ever captured the essence of what you want to convey. beautiful.


  11. willowdot21
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 08:52:36

    Thank you, we need a mother or a memory of them………… I pray too for all the lost lonely and motherless.


  12. Tess
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 13:49:24

    beautiful and sad!!!


  13. willowdot21
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 13:59:14

    Thank you life is not always full of smiles … but it is not all dark either. XXXXX


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