Sunday, 14 May 2017


In joyful love and amazement the young Eve’s heart lurched
As she gazed at the infant she’d just brought to birth,
And the depth of her love took her quite by surprise
As she looked at Cain’s face with its big blue eyes.
This gift from the LORD brought her to first know..
Pain mingled with joy which followed to show
A mother's love...

How perfectly shaped his head covered in fine down
What strength in his grip on her finger he clasped round,
How tiny each feature, how perfect, how flawless-
How soft was the skin still wet from the waters
That protected and comforted him just moments ago
When the world still had no babe nor mother to know
A mother’s love…

Joy swept through her previously unknown;
Eve knew it was the same joy God towards her had shown-
Feelings of elation in the life of a new living being
And possibilities of shared love previously unseen;
Deep feelings of protection and for the nurturing of
This delightful new creature and object of
A mother’s love…

This love felt so strange as it burst in Eve’s soul
And she knew that as a woman she truly felt whole,
For she sensed that as a mother she took a part in creation,
And thanking God, full of thankful celebration,
She lifted her son to the Father above,
Amazed by the strength and power of
A mother’s love…

All through the ages this same love formed in Eve’s heart
Has been passed down to her daughters as they too take part
In the greatest of mysteries known to man,
The strong feeling of partnership in God’s plan
Of the birth and the nurture and the survival of
God’s most precious of blessings so needful of
A mother’s love.

© Glenys Robyn Hicks 

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers today

“ I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” Genesis 4:1


  1. Beautiful poem Glenys! I made you something on my blog last Sunday, I was not sure if you saw it or not :) Happy Mothers day!

    1. Oh Tesha, it is beautiful! Thank you so much. I didn't see it until now! Blessings! Happy Mother's Day to you... try to enjoy the day for the sake of the other blessings... they want you to be happy because they love you so much! Thanks for your kindness.

  2. What a beautiful poem - perfect for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Oh Glenys, that was so beautiful! Thanks for linking this up this week. It was a real blessing!

  4. Glenys...wonderful poem!! A sweet and tender way of looking at motherhood. Thank you for sharing at WJIM. Hope you had a sweet mother's day.

    1. Thanks, Naomi! I had a lovely Mother's Day... how was yours?


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