A Gentle Touch

Gossamer wings settled on my distended abdomen.
The germinal seeds of life squirmed as I start to bend.
And listened to the stillness of the joy that it portends.
I gently touched you and the angels uttered their “Amens”.

The room abounds with lurking white gowned shadows.
I touched you once again as pain turned into countless sorrows.
The brackish sweat has washed away the blood in my cold brow.
I had to howl when you broke forcibly into my hallow.

I touched you gently by your side and lingered.
You wailed – and for a gentle touch – you hungered.
I laughed as you sucked heartily on my little finger.
The Calvary now gone with your ensuing laughter.

You’ll always have my warm caress and gentle touch.
I promise you my baby; I’ll provide a secure mulch.
I’ll always be here when you’re in a lousy crutch.
I love you son,and you just don’t know how much.

Photo by: David Masters

16 thoughts on “A Gentle Touch”

  1. Such a motherly care. Did I get the mesage o fthis poem correctly? Hopefully yes, ‘m so narrow in understanding poems. ^^

    You made all of them rhyme..Im a sucker for rhymes when it comes to poems.. just love it.

  2. Happy mother’s day! My gift is going to be late. 🙂

    This is a beautiful poem for a mom who loves her child.


  3. “the room abounds with lurking white gowned shadows”

    “I’ll provide a secure mulch”

    I like those two lines!

  4. A mother’s love can be compared to absolutely nothing. I have no idea how a mother loves the way she does, but there is no love like a mother’s love. I am blessed to still have my mom to thank her for all she has done for me. I will love her forever and ever and I am blessed knowing that she loves me.

    Friends 4 Life!

  5. Hi MJ,

    Happy mother’s day too. This poem can never fully expressed the love mothers have for their children.

    Hi Eddie,

    Are you THAT Eddie Garcia? lol…I agree with you. Nothing compares to a mother’s love. Cheers and same to you.

  6. dios mabalos tabi manay sa pag-dalaw sa sakuyang sadit na harong! na-ogman man baya ako ta igwa pala ki daragang magayon na napadpad sa bulod kan reyna hehehe

  7. Hi Jena,
    What a lovely poem for your son. Nothing compares to mother’s love, huh? A mother’s love is never yielding, never ending, never cold, and never faltering.

    Beautifully done.

    Belated Happy Mother’s Day to you.


  8. Hi Reyna Elena,

    Glad you dropped by. Salamat and mabuhay.

    Hi Tasha,

    Yes, this is dedicated to a son. Happy blog hopping. God bless.


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