To My Children by Barbara Chaney

31 Oct

I like this poem by Barbara Chaney. I did get Barbara’s  permission to publish it in my blog. Here it is:

 

To My Children

Life’s journey started deep within:

From roots of loving trust you grew,

Firm bound to me by cord of flesh

My every breath linked me to you.

 

But stronger yet were cords of love,

Unseen, but springing from my heart

Not severed when the flesh was cut.

No blade can slice this bond apart.

 

I hold your tiny perfect form,

So small, so helpless, needing me.

I marvelled at the miracle,

Can this be really mine? Look. See!

 

You were the stunning revelation

Of a mystery profound

It reaches back through mist of Time

To me – ’twas joy new found.

 

No matter where your paths may lead

Or if you cause my heart to ache,

Or shun your roots. Remember this

The cords of love you will not break.

 

(c) 2006.

 

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3 Responses to “To My Children by Barbara Chaney”

  1. catterel October 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

    That is really beautiful, thank you for passing it on to us. Who is Barbara Cheney? I wonder if wearer elated? My maternal grandmother was a Cheney.

    • auntyuta November 1, 2017 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks, Cat. Barbara is a neighbour of mine. I like her poem very much too. Probably every mother can relate to it at some level.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 November 2, 2017 at 9:30 am #

    This is so beautiful and brought tears to my eyes! As a mom and grandma, I can relate to Barbara’s words and to her heart! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this, Uta! And thank Barbara for writing it! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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