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I cannot begin to emphrasize the importance of mothers being mothers. I can say this because I was a terrible mother...I came so short. Putting my personal needs and wants before my children, I practically 'abandoned' them, while I 'searched' for happiness. Of course, I am forgiven...of course, the Blood of Jesus has covered all my mistakes and I am a 'new' creature...of course, I am 'marching', on my way to heaven, but the 'trail' of my errors still stand. I have four children and 'all' of them bare the 'scars' of my mistakes. Oh, I know, Jesus is going to do for them what He did for me, but there is so much that they could have avoided had I done my job better. We are not perfect, yes...this is true , but the beginning of 'making it right' is 'acknowledging our wrong'. I am sincerely praying that this inspiration gives someone direction...and hope. This is for Kim...I love you sweetheart

I remember you as a baby

so wistful and full of charm

An enticing little infant,

free of fear and alarm.

But even then, you seemed to cry...Love Me!

...Keep me safe from harm.


Then the babe became a toddler,

so quick and bright

My, how you would defend

and just as quickly, possess and fight

Still, you seemed to cry...Love Me!

...Protect me with all your might


Into school you strode,

an absorbing youngster

Amid your home's melee, you stood

with all the strength a child could muster

Then yes, you did cry...Love Me!

But, mommy far away, did not saunter


What a travesty,

even in pictures, the pain was there

A child seemingly abandoned,

no one to really care

A desolate wail went up...Love Me!

Please mommy, come...wipe my tear


Through adolescense, you plundered on,

despite the sexual abuse

Into your teens and then an adult

a personality developed, reflecting the misuse

You went on, ever pleading...Love Me!

Then you thought,  the bottle would provide the fuse


Some took advantage,

others misunderstood

albeit, valiantly you fought

giving what you could to motherhood

You groaned, through clenched teeth...Love Me!

And tho' mistakes were could not eclipse the good


So here you are,

having tried at love again and again

You now question...wondering wretchedly,

Dear God when, if ever, will I win?!!

Deep inside, achingly, you lament...Love Me!

I'm tired, my future, you say, in many ways, seems so dim


But, won't you consider, my child

that there is One who knows rejection,

just like you

There is One that waits to be endeared

and be acknowledged too

There is One that cares,

but only your back He sees

He suffered and died for you

and went to Calvary

He stands, and calls out gently...

Please...Please...Love Me!


2Peter 3:9

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
So POWERFUL! It must have been hard for ou to write this , but perhaps it also had a healing affect. Many of us do not see mistakes until after they have been made . Some one always seems to pay a price ,but with Gods help and love we go forward and try to become more than we once were...A great personal sharing....M
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Inspiring as always Joyce.
Reviewed by Daniel Keith
Joyce, you're words are a blessing to all who read. Oh the love that we have all searched for, and the greatest love of all comes from our Lord Jesus. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by William Bonilla
Excellent write Joyce
your poetry is always inspirational
and a pleasure to read
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by E T Waldron
A heart wrenching ,inspired poem, Joyce!
Superbly written! Bless you!
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Outstanding and powerfully written Joyce....Beautiful!
Be encouraged.. .....sending you Hugs!!!!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
Reflection: I've never bore a child but I did feel the kick of the womb. I am woman.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
You're beating yourself up here, Joyce, and sometimes we need to do that, a purgation of soul, a catharsis, but in the confession and release there is such honesty and hope and reconciliation and a plea we all need to make, a plea for love and understanding.

Reviewed by Paul Berube
Beautifully written, Joyce. God bless.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Joyce, this is so have moved me to tears.
Reviewed by Ann Marquette
Wow! Powerful and full of sadness, love, emotion.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Lots of feeling in this poem. You put your heart in this one. Blessings.
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
A powerful poem Joyce! Straight from your heart for Kim. Still waiting.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most meaningful and moving write, Joyce; it is replete with a mother's love for her child. The comparison to the love of Jesus for his children is not lost on me. Love and blessings to you,

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