The Essence of a Mother’s Love

by Belinda Munoz on May 8, 2011

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The havoc you wreak in her
mind
body
marrow
being
(Circadian rhythm,
not to mention)
couldn’t compete with the
joy
pride
honor
blessing
fulfillment
she receives
to tuck you everlasting
in her heart
and call
you
unabashedly
unreservedly
(possibly undeservedly)
definitely irrevocably
her
beloved
child.

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Image by Pierre Omidyar

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1 Marci | Liberating Choices May 8, 2011 at 5:13 am

I love this! Happy Mother’s Day Belinda. “Tucking them into my heart” does outweigh “the havoc they raise.” I always tell them, there’s nothing they could do that would make me not love them. Especially if I’m frustrated! My son (3) recently said he’d do what I asked when I’m happy again!

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2 ayala May 8, 2011 at 5:31 am

I love it, Belinda. Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a beautiful day 🙂

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3 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri May 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

Happy Mother’s Day Belinda! Love the flow of your words in this poem.

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4 Mama Zen May 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

This is just perfect!

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5 KB May 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Lovely. Happy Mother’s Day

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6 BigLittleWolf May 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

Hope it was a wonderful day. Lovely words, Belinda.

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7 TheKitchenWitch May 9, 2011 at 10:59 am

Happy Mother’s Day to you, Belinda. This was beautiful.

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8 Christine @ Coffees & Commutes May 10, 2011 at 4:34 am

Happy Belated Mother’s Day. As always, your words move me and leave me with new thoughts swirling!

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9 Giulietta Nardone May 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Hey Belinda,

Haven’t visited in awhile. You’re a wondrous poetress! Happy Child Day … Nice celebration of your daughter. Sweet image. G.

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10 Talon May 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I couldn’t agree more! This is beautiful, Belinda. The most remarkable about being a Mom to me has been all that my children have taught (and continue to teach) me.

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11 meg May 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

it’s perfect!

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12 Jannie Funster May 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Sah-weeeet! Motherhood, exhausting, joyful.
I enjoy your poems so much, Belinda in San Francisco.

Xxoo

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