What Mother Needs – Barbara Leonhard

A Time to Heal

We are all one kind, one child

in the eyes of our wondrous Mother.

Our Mother’s lungs are shared by all;

we all breathe the same air.

Our tears, her tears.

Every cry of a newborn,

recorded on her fabric.

Every gun, shot in fear,

rips through our Mother,

her flesh, her bones, her breath,

and into dark matter out of sight.

Apprehension, the basis of all injury,

creates separation creates isolation creates animosity.

You are not alone in love.

Love heals torn limbs reaching for embrace.

Love constructs not just your soul,

but the soul of your Mother.

Distain and reverence cannot reside

in the same house.

Despair not. Despise not.

Love those that fear and hate.

This is the great challenge

It is your choice –

In fact, the most important choice,

to cherish with all your heart

regardless of fear of harm,

which is dread of separation and isolation

from our Mother, who supports each of us.

Forgive and hold dear the loveless;

Mother teaches charity and integrity

not with a whip, but with a kiss.

This is your choice,

to adore and revere with all your being.

Those who love without abandon

heal all, even our Mother.


©Barbara Leonhard, extraordinarysunshineweaver.blog

Follow her poetry podcast, Poetry: The Memoir of the Soul, on Podbean – https://meelosmom.podbean.com/

Photograph by Kristiana Reed

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