Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tribute to Mother - Poem by Robert William Service

The Mother  
Robert William Service

Your children grow from you apart,
Afar and still afar;
and yet it should rejoice your heart
To see how glad they are;
In school and sport, in work and play,
And last, in wedded bliss
How others claim with job today
The lips you used to kiss
(picture of a wedding)

Your children distant will become,
And wide the gulf will grow;
The lips of loving will be dumb,
The trust you used to know
Will in another's heart repose,
Another's voice will cheer . . .
And you will fondle baby clothes
And brush away a tear.

But though you are estranged almost,
And often lost to view,
How you will see a little ghost
Who ran to cling to you!
Yet maybe children's children will
Caress you with a smile . . .
Grandmother love will bless you still,--

Well, just a little while.


Grandma Snyder
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