A Mothers Love
I have not found the word, I cannot find
One single phrase to satisfy my mind,
Or any synonym that might express
A mother's love-that love with power to bless
The love of any child within her care,
An expended love, and yet enough to share
With other children if there be a need
Elastic, tender love, indeed.
It is spent, yet saved; it is emptied, yet filled up,
As steady rain and yet tiger-fierce when harmed
Threatens her young through any quick alarm.
It is selfless as the love of Christ for humans,
It is holy, it is beautiful, but when
The seeking heart strives to define it's worth
There is not word for it in heaven or earth!
Posted by moonstr 7.21.98