Monday, May 5, 2008

Mother's Day poem #1

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching- for those who may not be keeping track- it's this Sunday! I'm going to try to find enough poems to post one each day this week about mothers. Enjoy!

author unknown
What does our country need? Not armies standing
With sabres gleaming ready for the fight;
Not increased navies, skillful and commanding,
To bound the waters with an iron might;
Not haughty men with glutted purses trying
To purchase souls, and keep the power of place;
Not jeweled dolls with one another vying
For palms of beauty, elegance, and grace.
But we want women, strong of soul, yet lowly
With that rare meekness, born of gentleness;
Women whose lives are pure and clean and holy,
The women whom all the little children bless;
Brace, earnest women, helpful to each other,
With finest scorn for all things low and mean;
Women who hold the names of wife and mother
Far nobler than the title of a a queen.

Wow! I really like the last two lines of this poem! Isn't it great?

1 comment:

Joy said...

Wow I really like that poem! :-)
Thanks for the comment on my blog! :-)
Yes, I am very thankful that we are now in a church that doesn't have a youth group or anything. Actually, we're all homeschooled, and none of us date either! :-) Of course, most of the kids in our church are pretty little, but still... ;-)
Have a great day! :-)