Mother Seamstress

Mother Seamstress

A Poem by C.T. Bailey
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A tribute to mothers for Mother's Day

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Our souls are stitched by common thread;

we state our thoughts �" no word unsaid.

 

Your love is sewn within my heart

with seams no strife can pull apart.

Through time our cloth endures much wear;

small tears you mend with fervent prayer.

 

Your needle love, your wisdom thread,

Your thimble? Silent tears you shed.

 

God chose the fabric he would use.

He knew it would become abused.

 

Sometimes the tear appears too great,

my seamstress, though, I underrate.

 

She labors past the midnight hour,

relying always on God’s pow’r. 

 

By morning light she takes her rest, 

and here’s the proof that I am blessed:

 

My life’s well-worn and loosened strands

are bound once more by mother’s hands.

 

C.T. Bailey, Mothers Day 2008

© 2010 C.T. Bailey


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This made me cry. Todd...have you noticed you have a knack of touching my heart so much...that I am in tears every time I leave your site. I lost my Mom on Palm Sunday 2004.... I lost my best friend and the best Mom a girl could have. She was a school teacher...but stayed home with us 6 girls and 1 boy. She was an excellent seamstress ..and made all our clothes and coats, knit our sweaters, darned our socks (back when they still repaired things) made our bedroom curtains and quilts and taught us so much about life and love and tears and pain and forgiveness. God chose the Mom I needed too. Gosh, I love this poem...it really spoke to my heart.
I love the way you used the seamstresses tools and venacular to explain your Mothr's love and why God gave you to her.
I wish my Mom were alive so I could frame this poem and hang it in her sewing room.
Your Mom must be a wonderful, warm woman and loving Mom. Give her lots of hugs and tell her often how much you love and appreciate her. Don't leave yourself open for regrets...besides...Mom's just love to hear how much their children love them...no matter how old they get. Terrific poem Todd!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Dear Todd,

Artful and heartfelt. Superb meter throughout. This is well written and pulls on the heart strings with wonderful extended metaphor. This is a real keeper, Todd.

Very impressed. High marks!

Very best regards,

Rick

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this touches my heart - my mom was a seamstress; now retired...

she worked so hard to put a roof over our head, give us healthy food, keep us healthy and educated - all by herself - 2 daughters

she worked hard sowing her life back together after someone tore it apart but the love of her children kept her together...

thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Your mother must be really proud. Very fine job.

Congrats on this great winning poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This made me cry. Todd...have you noticed you have a knack of touching my heart so much...that I am in tears every time I leave your site. I lost my Mom on Palm Sunday 2004.... I lost my best friend and the best Mom a girl could have. She was a school teacher...but stayed home with us 6 girls and 1 boy. She was an excellent seamstress ..and made all our clothes and coats, knit our sweaters, darned our socks (back when they still repaired things) made our bedroom curtains and quilts and taught us so much about life and love and tears and pain and forgiveness. God chose the Mom I needed too. Gosh, I love this poem...it really spoke to my heart.
I love the way you used the seamstresses tools and venacular to explain your Mothr's love and why God gave you to her.
I wish my Mom were alive so I could frame this poem and hang it in her sewing room.
Your Mom must be a wonderful, warm woman and loving Mom. Give her lots of hugs and tell her often how much you love and appreciate her. Don't leave yourself open for regrets...besides...Mom's just love to hear how much their children love them...no matter how old they get. Terrific poem Todd!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is adoringly beautiful! The flow is amazing, and the
words touched me. This is so true...and even though
I do not have a relationship with my own mother, I hope
my daughter feels this way, and always will. I'm sticking this
into my favorites. AD

Posted 12 Years Ago


I like the above, that feeling of another being so closely identified with our own lives - the mother. The seamstress analogy is appropriate - especially as the thing we tend to remember about our mothers is their time of darning, sewing, knitting, embroidering, all done in a spirit of caring for her offspring.
First verse line 4 however - the word 'to' seems extraneous, and should it not be 'seams' rather than 'seam' as the plural is indicated by 'their'. (I may be wrong). I also think that the odd comma here and there might not go astray, e.g. 'Mother seamstress(,) your thimble, the tears you shed.' David.


Posted 12 Years Ago



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