your heart

you cannot stop your heart

it will love whom it wants

but

there is an unspoken boundary

that is as sacred

as the love that pours forth from it

the self must be respected

the inner spirit must be listened to

it is the narrow gate

that one must enter through

to find

and live

true love

 

Photo Credit; Jane H Johann, Kiriko, Kenya, East Africa, Abedare Mountain Range, 1976

Photo Credit; Jane H Johann, Kiriko, Kenya, East Africa, Abedare Mountain Range, 1976

 

 

 

 

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Mothers love…even when it hurts

what can a Mother do

even if it means being misunderstood

what can a Mother do

but protect her child’s womanhood

*

what can a Mother do

when she sees her child hurt

what can a Mother do

but try to provide her comfort

*

what can a Mother do

but sacrifice her own joy for the safety of her child

what can a Mother do

even if it means her exile

what can a Mother do

even if she is reviled

what can a Mother do

but love her child

 

 

Mother and Child, 1939

Mother and Child, 1939 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

what can a Mother do

but love her child