by Rebecca Welper
This is for everyone who loves (or hates) Mother’s Day.
If you’re close to your mother,
or estranged from her,
If you were abused by your mother,
or well cared for,
If you miss your mother,
or feel suffocated by her.
If your mother has died,
if you have two mothers,
if you have many mother figures,
or you long for more mothering.
If you were loved by your mother
and – or – betrayed.
This is for those who love being –
are worn out by –
never want to be –
long to be –
have become against their will –
are fulfilling their highest calling as –
have different definitions of –
have suffered the deepest loss of –
resist the equation of womanhood with –
not sure if they want to be –
have become in non-traditional ways –
are giving up on becoming –
For those who question their abilities –
rise to the challenge –
revel in strength –
keep drowning –
get criminalized –
feel lost –
find joy –
forge their own path –
connect in community –
uphold traditions –
buck the system –
trust their gut –
feel alone –
For those with
Today is your day.
May you find what you need,
in the Earth,
or with those on this Earth who love you,
or from those who have gone before you,
or with the Divine Mother,
or in your heart,
or in your breath,
or in the breeze.
Sally M Thomas says
That was a lovely poem — thanks!
Para Drake says
Thank you for this beautiful poem.
Linda Riggins says
Intriguing words on paper!
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Rebecca. Have a really nice Mother’s Day weekend.
BJ Fusaro says
What a beautiful, creative, innovative, inclusive, dear, rough, tough, sweet poem! Thank you Rebecca!
Julia M Simmons says
thank you – lovely
Patricia B Webster says
OH! I love this! What a gift! I’m sending it to my daughter right now!
Rebecca Welper says
Thank you all for your sweet comments! Glad to be able to share with this supportive community.