Saturday, May 12

Happy Mother's Day


Motherhood

The bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
'Twas fought by the mothers of men.
Nay not with the cannon of battle-shot,
With a sword or noble pen;
Nay, not with eloquent words or thought
From mouth of wonderful men!
But deep in a walled-up woman's heart --
Of a woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part --
Lo, there is the battlefield!
No marshalling troops, no bivouac song,
No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh! those battles, they last so long --
From babyhood to the grave.
Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town --
Fights on and on in her endless wars
Then silent, unseen, goes down.
Oh, ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldiers to shout and paise!
I tell you the kingliest victories fought
Were fought in those silent ways.
O spotless woman in a world of shame,
With splendid and silent scorn,
Go back to God as white as you came --
The Kingliest warrior born!


by Joaquin Miller

5 comments:

ladycess said...

happy mother's day mami era!!

thats a very nice poem :) touching!

dangkin said...

hapi mother's day, mom-to-be!

missyou!

:)

Princess of CJ said...

hi cess! thanks..happy mommy day too! hope you're having a great one. :D

hi dangkin, thanks. when do i get to send the same message to you? :P hope soon.

miss you too!

how's the r&r going?

btw, arlene pala is in nz na.

Brooks said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! How sweet to post to me. I'd love to have your email addy. If you'll share you can write to me at brooksbest@sbcglobal.net. Hope you're feeling well and and I know you're growing each day! I'm going to post in a day or two. I've had some bad news and I think I will be doing some writing about it.

Princess of CJ said...

Hi Brooks! Thanks.

I've been meaning to email you directly to your email address but I'm always caught up into doing something.:D I will do soon!

Have mentioned you to my Husband last night referring to one of your posts.