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This poem is for my mother. She gave me life, she gave me all my talents and yet she would still give me all she had (should I ask it of her). She makes me feel as if I could take on the world, yet always with the same compassion she shows me - how to respect the world, care for it and love it.

Thus I wrote her a poem for it was the nearest I could come to express my feelings for her.


Caring love cold as an shower,
never before and never after,
shall one as you love me again.

You cradle me at youth,
protect me as I mature,
scold me in contempt and yet -
always in love.

If not for you . . .
. . . I would not care,
If not for you . . .
. . . I would not live,
If not for you . . .
. . . I would not love.

Hold me as I go into the world,
do not protect me, only guide me,
for I am mans' and womans' child,
bold an foolish,
yet as always it shall be -

Forsake me not, for with me pride was born,
good and evil I can do - that all mankind can do,
but that what I've been taught- not all mankind can do . . .

. . . care.
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9 Visitor Comments

great poem
you'r poem is amazing i can't belive how perfect this is great job keep up the awsome beyond awsome work! good jod
this poem was so amazing i dont no how u were abel to put those words into a poem you said all the things i've benn trying to say so thank you ur poem 's amazing
i like that poems because it has so must rime and great vocabulary
This is very good! Just wish the author would post more Poems!
.reminds me of my mother. I'll have to remember to dig this up again come Mother's day.
This is the perfect definition of a mom. (At least mine!)I think that Cobrakede is a great poet and sould keep writing poetry.
Really it is worth reading this poem, it clearly defines the mother

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