A Poem by Persephone Blum

The Joys of Motherhood


Happiness comes from helplessness

Though not as a damsel in distress

The thought that you are now a pawn

That you shall forever be a Mom


Happiness comes from a searing pain

Hours of crying without any gain

And although your body can barely endure

For your baby you would do much more


Happiness comes from crying with joy

A beautiful daughter or a charming young boy

The first piercing cries of a new life

The joyous sobs of a mother and wife


Happiness is loss of what is yours

To school, to work, to love, to life

And dreams that they must satisfy

The loss to make them choose the right


Happiness is remembrance

What you gave them, they now use

To start the cycle you started anew

And while you may play a supporting role

You gave them what they knew as home.

© 2010 Persephone Blum

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Happiness is being a Mom, sacrifice and gain and everything else that comes with it.... very well worded poem. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

The heart of a mother will endure pain for breath of life and for the smallest of smiles.

Posted 13 Years Ago

It's a very nice poem, and it flows very well. I kind of disagree with you though: I once wrote a poem very similar to that, only it was about the curse of motherhood. =

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on January 18, 2010
Last Updated on January 30, 2010
Tags: motherhood, family, happiness, joy, joys, crying, love, life, sadness, growing, experience, parenthood


Persephone Blum
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