Motherhood is forever, a poem by Connie Dello Buono

To love unconditionally to our children takes patience and full acceptance

Mothers bonded to their newborn more than their partners

For the newborn has no way to communicate except by crying

And mother’s heart melt easy and even can sense far and future accidents

As if the umbilical cord is intangible and operates remotely from 0 to old age.

I love you forever and always, says a mother while singing a lullaby to her baby.

We cry when our children curse us and we stood our ground and tell them no,

we cannot accept their cursing since we are mothers who gave them life but

only loaned to us by God.

We go about our daily chores mindful of our children, 24 hours and 7 days a week

as they just came out of our bodies like magical creatures

We cannot stop holding them and give them breastmilk every two hours

We forgo our needs for a moment

And then they have grown as young adults, they say “mom do text me ahead of time for any meeting, as I’m busy”

We pursed our lips, we forgive and understand for they will be our children forever

And always, in our thoughts, we forgo looking for another partner and gave all our time with them

Knowing that at the end and every time, they will always need us their mothers

For motherhood is forever.

Connie Dello Buono

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