At Mother's Tender Breast


At Mother's Tender Breast

At Mother’s Tender Breast


At Mother’s Tender Breast

        Is where I find my rest


I will lay

I will pray

In mother’s graceful nest


Gentle is her face

When I’m resting in this place

Much sanctity and safety

I find between her lace


Until sleep overcomes

She guards me with her song

Although the day is long

I will play

I will stay

Gathering hope, becoming strong


No other peace relates to mother’s

         quiet charms

I will lay

I will stay

In mother’s loving arms


She nurtures my visions and dreams

Magically understanding, she seems

For shelter and refuge she stands

The power of angels, she commands

Forever, my heart and head gently land

In mother’s healing hands


Carefully plans were sewn

I will still crave,

but I’ll be brave

Until I’m on my own


-M. Jacobs

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Artie commented on At Mother's Tender Breast


You just took me back to a time when life was so much easier. Thanks for that. 10 from me.



Pleased to hear from you. Thanx.

ginga commented on At Mother's Tender Breast


jake, This is a sincere and loving ode to a mother. The visuals here are wonderful ie; I will lay I will pray in mother's graceful nest... Much sanctity and safety I find between her lace...For shelter and refuge she stands...lovely lines that harbor the young ones to her. ginga



Thanks to you for your supportive words and understanding the vision I was creating with my words.

dahlusion commented on At Mother's Tender Breast


Such a wonderfully playful piece in all of its love for your mother. I lost my mother and father 12 years ago in the same year, eleven months apart, and since then have felt like an orphan. Your writing is masterful, magical, and pleasurable.



Thanks for your kind words and compliments to my work. i am very pleased you enjoyed it. Please read my other poems and I welcome your comments and critique. I will return the favor, of course.

soulwriter commented on At Mother's Tender Breast


This is magical and can be witnessed by either gender, so tender that anyone's heart can feel the love and care conveyed. I lost my mother three years ago and witness her presence each time a butterfly goes by, for the warmth of her presence will always remain. ("The power of angels, she commands") Thank you so much for your talented words 10



thank you for your supportive words and for sharing about your mother.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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