A Mother's Infinite Love & Its Return

For a mother and her child

The path has been difficult

Certainly to become more so,

In spite of its being said that it is down hill from here

The parasitic mass:

Your energy, your sleep,

Your peace of mind, your body as you have known it

All of this I claim as my own

To share with no one

I, the as yet indeterminate one

Why share?

Why give this, your life,

For the presence of another?

For a return of joy.

Soft pink flesh demanding still more

Receiving most necessarily, however, what only you can give.

What you will give freely and with untold pleasure.

How to measure a mother’s love?

© 11/99

A Mother's Infinite Love & Its Return

Rusty Gentry

Joined November 2007

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This poem was written to my son’s mother about 6 weeks before his birth. This is a reprint, upon which I hope to have improved.

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