Mother, Mother, Mother

My child isn’t a baby anymore.

When he prays, he says, “Dear Father, Mother, Mother, Mother…”

Soon I will teach him to censor his prayers.

But it was after his birth that She came to me. I heard her voice on my heartbeat, smelt her fragrance in my sheets.

Her learning came when I was weak, her strength when I was tired.

She bounced my baby to sleep.

And so when I pray, I say “Oh God, Dear Father and Mother,”

Because when you pick up the phone to call home and your parents put you on speaker

You don’t ignore either of them.

I used to just tell Him,

“Oh and God? Say hi to Mother for me,” politely aware.

Was it impudence to acknowledge? Audacity to ignore? I never knew.

But now I have felt her on my bones.

So when I pray, it is mostly to Her.

I can’t help it.

My knees bend and my heart hymns

Without my beckoning

The sage Goddess, the Great Mother.

They say Her name is Wisdom. I think it is Love.


AdelaHope used to be a little girl with a microphone, who loved her bicycle. She is now a woman with a family, a laptop, and a ukulele, who has dreams of traveling to beautiful, interesting places. She's living the Toddler Mom life in New England.

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11 Responses

  1. cruelestmonth411 says:

    Oh my heart! I love this. Love.

  2. Wendy says:

    So beautiful, AdelaHope!

  3. Tessa says:

    I love your final line.

  4. Abdelbasset says:

    may the lord bless the world with love

  5. Barbara says:

    I love this. Thank you.

  6. Violadiva says:

    So lovely. Thank you. ❤️

  7. Papa johnson says:

    We are clearly taught in the scriptures to pray to God the Father. You don’t teach your children this it will turn to your condemnation.

    • Amelia Christensen says:

      From our comment guidelines:

      4. Try to stick with your personal experiences, ideas, and interpretations. This is not the place to question another’s personal righteousness, to call people to repentance, or to disrespectfully refute people’s personal religious beliefs.

  8. Amelia Christensen says:

    Beautiful poetry. Thank you for sharing.

  9. meg says:

    Love! Thank you for sharing 💗

  10. Melody says:

    Perfect! And, amen to above comment about the last line . . . I think her name is Love.

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