Submitted Date 09/18/2019

I remember a story my mother always told,

She said I would know a love so intoxicating and bold,

She said I would do anything to see him satisfied,

That I would give of myself and forgive him even after a thousand tears I had cried,

She foretold of a heartache this person would cause,

That I would look past and forgive without this slightest of pause,

I told her that her story was impossible for I would not except a love blindly in this way,

She hugged me all-knowing and this is what she had to say,

You will love like this my dear, I swear to you it is true,

You will forgive his indiscretions with one look at you,

You will forgive his insults, his betrayals, and lies,

For you won't see him as you see me but through the vision of a mother's eyes,

I see now the truth in these precious words that she foretold,

I see it daily as my children I cuddle, admire, and hold,

This is the purest of loves that not one person can take from me,

The truth I once doubted, I have come fully to see,

The love of a child is second only to one,

Which is the love of a mother for her daughter or son.

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  • Ceara 5 months ago

    So true and so well said. Thank you for sharing!

    • Mary Jaimes-Serrano 5 months ago

      Thank you so much for the support Ceara. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • Ashley Aker 5 months ago

    aww, very well written.

    • Mary Jaimes-Serrano 5 months ago

      Thank you, Ashley. I am glad you liked it. Have a marvelously inspired weekend.

  • Rick Doble 5 months ago

    Your tone is like a fable or folk tale -- very nice.