on your wrinkled face
marched the unending love
on your fragile bones
engraved the countless sacrifices
through your breath
blew the unceasing prayers
just for me
mom….., for you
a world-wide of thank you
would never be enough
– mei –
photo credit : American Native Graphic
47 thoughts on “would never be enough”
lovely words, and so simple, i like it
Eloquently simple. Deeply felt. Enjoyed this. I am going to follow you.
Thank you and welcome, … the door for share will always open.
A very lovely psalm of love to awaken to…your love shines radiantly through your voice that lives in your selfless adoring words. I love the poem immensely. It is a great reflection of your heart Mei. God bless my sister!
and my dear brother, Amen.
So eloquently said!!! You always hope your children feel this way about you as a parent.
I think not just me …, certainly mothers expected the best from and for their children.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
very very nice to experience this poem.
O… I am so glad you like it and thank you so much for the comment and retweet it.
How effortlessly and eloquently your few words have touched the heart, Mei. Indeed our lives are blessed by that one “unceasing prayer”… We as daughters are borne only once, but a mother is borne through us every time she gives birth — most of the times into more hardships — yet, enduring any pain and turning each sigh into a life-long lullaby for us.
Thank you so very much for sharing this with us — a mirror to see our own faces in!
May Allah always keep your compassionate soul as beautiful.
Aamiin. I agree and thank you so much for your kindly words.
You have such a talent for saying so much with just a few words. Perfect.
A pleasure of reading your comment my friend, thank you so much.
What a beautiful tribute Mei. 🙂
Thank you Lu Ann, have you had another journey yet?
At the end of this month we will continue our journey. Thank you for asking.
Touching and heartfelt as always, my dear friend. Hugs, Ese
Thanks a lot EV/
This is just beautiful… and so true!! And the words “a world wide of thank yous” take on a new meaning considering this time of internet connections…
Thank you Donna, much appreciate for the visits and kindly comment.
Very beautiful…. simple and true.
Thank you MJ.
Take care and have wonderful a new week.
“Mom is the word for God on the mouths of babes”. Its a line I will always remember out of a favorite movie. So true. Nice work Mei! 🙂
Thanks a lot Andy.
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday with your family.
Very beautiful words for mother, dear Meiro! Again touching my heart! Mother, is a name saint!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Have a wonderful Sunday and many blessings!
With much love,
Glad to know you like it Stefania, you too… have a wonderful Sunday dear.
straight from the deepest corner of the heart… pure and beautiful.
Yes it was. How do you know?
Welcome and thank you my friend.
It shows… 🙂
a touching and tender tribute of love…beautiful, Dear Mei….all my love to you, Linda
Linda…., so glad to hear from you again after a quite long time.
Thank you dear sister.
so touching and real
Thank you Soumya and have a nice day.
A wonderful tribute to motherhood everywhere, Mei.
That was my hope Paul.
Nice poem, Ibu Meiro. 🙂
The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word ‘mother’ and the most beautiful call is the call of ‘my mother’ -Kahlil Gibran
It’s a lovely quote isn’t it?
Glad to hear from you again brother…. after quite long.
Much love to you,
thank you, Ibu Meiro 🙂
Lovely and true, Mei.
Thank you Jamie.
Love & hugs,
I was (am!) very close to my mother, too. A lovely poem, Mei!
I am very close to my sons too so I could imagining that lovely feeling.
If not for those who came before, who lived only for us, then we wouldn’t be…
Now it is our turn to live for ours…
Having been a father for more than a quarter of a century, I get every word. Having been a husband for just as long, I know there is a bond between mother and child that I will never get.
Glad to hear from you, thank you my friend.
Oh Mei – This is so beautiful.
Thanks a lot dear Rosy.