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Mothers: Our Heroes Eternal

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On May - 14 - 2017

This poem was written expressly for my mother, Tommie Sean Forte. On this Mother’s Day, I dedicate it to MOTHERS everywhere.

 

Mothers: Our Heroes Eternal
By Juanita Bratcher © 1994

 

The extent of a mother’s love
Can never be measured by pound
It is unconditional love
Like steel and so profound

She’s protective of her children
To the point of denying herself
She is a woman of distinction
In a class all by herself

She is a mystery woman to some
And a passing stranger to others
But to me and all my siblings
She is our own beloving mother

Her strengths are so unlimited
Her convictions as bold as the night
She is a principled person with fortitude
Armed with courage, grace and foresight

She is a God-fearing woman
Who makes mountains of sacrifices too
She’s there when no one else is
Nurturing her children to see them through

She’s inspiring and uplifting
And her morals always forthright
She keeps the family together
Even when things don’t seem so right

She fights many a battle for her family
Sometimes painful and overbearing
But she handles them with eloquence
Trusting, devotion and insurmountable caring

Her healing powers are oh, so gentle
She can soothe away your tears and fears
There’re no limitations for mothers
They hold the key to their children’s cheers

She places them in protective custody
Helps them push their future dreams
She knows how to make them feel “real special”
And motivates them, it always seems

She’s spiritual, uplifting, and diplomatic too
She’s endurable like iron, co-leader of the crew
She’s positive and honest, forgiving of you
She gives moral support from a mother’s view

She’s exhausted, steering her children from obstacles in life
Making sure that they don’t perish
In a world filled with strife
She’s ready to catch them, hold them up when they fall
She feels her powerful love can conquer all

She’s a teacher, psychiatrist, anything you want her to be
She can motivate, encourage, redirect you to see
She’s prepared to take on the rough road ahead
She’s a companion and caretaker, when all’s done and said

There’re fond memories of moms
And the many moments shared
Her children know who they are
Simply because “mommy” cared

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