Severed Connection

A Poem to Heavenly Mother

Once you were there
tied to me.
I grew in your safety
Your cord gave me life.
it fed me
nourished me
I could not survive without you.

Then I was pushed into this harsh world.

The cord was cut.
and I was exposed.
No longer contained in your womb,
that dark, warm place
where the steady sound of your heartbeat
Assured me that all was well.

It’s cold outside.
Where are you now?
Is independence good?
Is separation necessary for growth?

I close my eyes
imagining you there.
I plant my feet on the ground
and feel your presence beneath me.

I cannot see it
but the cord is there.
You nourish me still.


Tirza lives in New England with her husband and four kids. She spends as much time as possible reading, sleeping, and playing outside.

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5 Responses

  1. Nicole Taylor says:


  2. Kathy Tuita Moleni says:

    So many thoughts on our Heavenly Mother that this poem evokes. I sense her in all beautiful creations and when I see a graceful yet powerful example, I think of her. Motherhood and womanhood are where she is found, for me.

  3. Wendy says:

    Really moving, Tirza. ❤️

  4. Erin Kenny says:

    Thank you, Tirza,for sharing your beautiful poem with us today. I’m having a fairly challenging day so far today (and it’s only 6:30 am) and this warmed my soul all of the way through.

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