Thursday, May 11, 2017

poem ~ Mothers Day

I want you to know
just because there is a Holiday
called Mother's Day,
It doesn't change some things
for some of you.

I know
because it doesn't 
for me either,
Even though
you always think about it yearly too.

It would be good if you'd understand
and not make assumptions,
That not everyone 
has one in their life 
like you do.

Not every person 
whose become a mother 
wants to be one,
Or loves their child
like you do.

Some of us have a mother 
who told us we were
never welcome back home,
And who doesn't
care what we do.

She doesn't want to see us,
isn't proud of us,
And does not want 
to be with me 
like you do.

The words I love you,
I honestly do,
aren't apart 
of her vocabulary 
like it is for you.

I don't say this
to make you feel guilty
or to even feel sorry for me too,
No I tell you so
that you understand the truth.

Some of us 
have had to make make a life
of doing it alone,
Because of the abuse and lack
of a Mother's heart in our home.

We've decided to see 
this loss in our life,
As a chance to help 
heal someone else's
broken heart.

Because when you've been there
you can honestly say,
You know what it's like
to be rejected 
by the very person who made you.

Let me remind you,
if you have 
a sweet Mom in your life,
Don't abuse her or take her for granted
because you've got something really special.

Please don't just wait for Mother's Day 
to see her or tell her 
what you think of her,
Make sure you acknowledge her
and her incredible love for you!

© Misty W Gilbert
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poem ~ the way of love

You tell me
I don't know how you do it,
But I'll tell you
I do.

For you see 
what you make so very complicated,
is very simple to do.

But to see it 
from my perspective,
Requires you to quit thinking 
like you always do.

To have 
what you want in life,
Means you must start 
always with love.

You can't just love
when life is going well,
You have to love
when you're being drug through hell.

For love must be patient 
when you want it done now,
Or even when you've told them 
a million times how.

For love will choose to be
always kind,
No matter how ugly 
you treat me this time.

I must take the slap that you give me
hard on the cheek,
Because when I connect to love
this will never make me weak.

I can't ever be envious 
about what you have,
When we've all been given
the same pattern to grab.

There's no reason to boast 
about it at all,
For there’s no arrogance in love
you just answer it's call.

To love from the core
means you'll never be rude,
You've got to choose
to be genuinely true.

To care about others
in their pain and their hurt,
And not be self-absorbed
as if that's gonna work.

To be filled with love
means I won't easily be upset,
Because I know the value 
of living from the heart is best.

To operate from love
means I can't stop and tally up,
All the wrongs that you've done
as if this is the way the battles won.

No love means 
I'll not find it in the book,
Because it's been erased 
and there's absolutely no record ever took.

Love will always celebrate 
the best of all things,
Because honoring injustice
has no blessings to bring.

When you want to have love
you seek for the truth,
Because in this search
love is never far from you.

Love can never be hid
or become obsolete instead,
For love is the door
to every answer you're looking for. 

Love will never 
put up a fight,
For it suffers long
every day and every night.

It handles anything and everything
that remotely comes along,
Because it trusts, hopes, and endures 
every day like a song.

To live from the heart of love
means I reason with choice,
And that I must not live 
in my childish voice.

So no matter what you say
I'm gonna tell you today,
That it's truly a choice
to make love be your strongest voice.

It's truly not hard
or even complicated too,
Because you can live 
in faith, hope and love anew.

© Misty W Gilbert
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