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  Mama's Hands
by Barbara J Henry
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
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In Mama's hands, I always found everything I needed as a small child. It has been my intent to write a poem in honor of my Mom ever since she died in January 2008.Because my father died two months before I was born, my Mother,Mama,as I called her, was the only loving parent I knew.
This poem is dedicated to her,and to all of the loving moms around the world.


Mama's Hands

Mama's hands rocked me to sleep;

They'd hold me when I'd weep.

Their soft caress relieved all my fears and doubts.

They left no questions about her love for me.

Her strong gentle hands kept my fears at bay,

And as I grew, they were never too far away.

To protect , or comfort me .

Hands, soft, slender, strong, were my security

From life's storms,

And they always had something good

Tucked inside of them

To satisfy all of my childish whims.

Hands filled with love, hope,and peace,

Mama's hands were such a delight for me.

I will always remember Mama's loving hands.







Published: 8/12 This poem,like all of the writer's original works, is protected under copyright laws. Permission must precede use.








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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 1/20/2015
A beautiful tribute to a loving and caring mom

Reviewed by Jo Thompson (Reader) 11/21/2014
Love this....brings warm thoughts to mind as I think of my mom who
passed away 32 years ago. She would be having a birthday next week.

Another reason to be thankful for those memories and for this poem that says it all.

Well done Barbara!
Reviewed by Bruce Humphrey 2/9/2013
A caring hand is the extension of a pure heart. Very well written, Barbara. Takes me back, home.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 8/18/2012
An excellent tribute to your mom, Barbara. I have always believed love to be best communicated through the works of the gentle hand.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/10/2012
Reminds me of an old song somewhere about being safe in mama's hands. And so glad you had her and she had a daughter like you to look after her as she grew older.

Reviewed by virginia edwards 8/9/2012
Hi Barbara Ilike the poem but they'd and I'D I would replace with they held me when I wept. I'm not a writer and I may be wrong but that sounds better to me . I hpoe you get this review I've written it three times.
Reviewed by John Domino 8/7/2012
A wonderful tribute Barbara!
We only get one Momma!
You got the BEST!

Love and blessing from your brother in Christ,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/7/2012
Such a loving, respectful, and so fine a tribute to your mom, Barbara. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Asa Seeley 8/7/2012
we only get these hands...once. thanks for share

Reviewed by Sharita Jackson (Reader) 8/7/2012
This poem brought tears to my eyes when I read this. It makes me think of my mom who passed away in 2010. This is such a beautiful poem.

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