the year of lyrics: a poetry project

my search for inner-peace, one poem at a time

Day 386 – Superhuman Mothers

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To all women who disdain being “put in their place”
There is nothing wrong with being a Soccer Mom.
If, in fact, this is something you fear, then
I hope you never become a mother at all.

Perhaps you do not have the ability to love others more than yourself,
Nor the sense to know how to run a household.
Perhaps you do not know the gratification from loving endlessly,
Nor the ability to carry unimaginable loads.

I am most thankful for the Soccer Moms,
The ones who have chosen a life where their work
Does not always demand an equal pay
No, they do not run out when it gets too tough.

And if you know a hardworking mother,
Like one that I have, you know her to be a superhuman.
Able to balance the health of all of her children,
Her spouse, her relatives, her friends.

To be a mother, you have to be present.
You have to arrive (not bow down) when you are needed.
Mothers are needed, and they want to be needed.
They are the nurturers of our entire society.

I may not be ready to be a mother,
But if I ever am blessed to be one someday,
I hope to be as wise and as strong,
And to always be able to soldier on.

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