May 11, 2018
Photo by Jane Paradise

Mother’s Day
A Poem by Mark S. Peel

It’s the burden of the world
they carry every day:
to feed the hungry, clothe the naked,
teach, counsel and guide the needy.
Each mother, every day.
They do what they have to do
with what they have.
There is no such claim as sacrifice,
no doubt of commitment or calling.
Each mother, every day.
Though the weight never lessens,
bonds strengthen task to task
amidst laughter and tears, frowns and pride,
no day less a burden or privilege.
Each day, every mother, every day.

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