Poetry and Prose

"I do love your poems and I don't think you know how much they minister to others such as myself..." ~Anonymous. I am often unable to fully express my Thank You's for all the kind comments (through email, other poetry sites and other public networks) I receive, but I want you (my readers) to know that I really appreciate it. Emails saying that a poem is used in bulletins, sermons, book reports, E-magazines or Bible studies also encourages me. So again, I thank you very much! God is great! ~louis gander

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

And That Is Why 5-20-14



Children sleep.
Moms cry.
Moms lie awake nights.
That is why.

Children hunger.
Moms cry.
Moms work several chores.
That is why.

Children question.
Moms cry.
Moms know their child's thoughts.
That is why.

Children argue.
Moms cry.
Moms have softer hearts.
That is why.

Children tempted.
Moms cry.
Moms love their children.
That is why.

Children in sin.
Moms cry.
Moms have more wisdom.
That is why.

Children troubled.
Moms cry
pleading with Jesus.
That is why.

Children busy.
Moms cry.
Moms miss them so much.
That is why.

Children absent.
Moms cry
alone in the 'home'.
That is why.
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And that is why
God's love can touch.
He sent His Son
who suffered much.

We're children, all -
sinners, mankind.
Confess, repent -
then seek to find.

Moms and children
hug and cry.
Jesus saves
and that is why.

©2014 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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1 comment:

Cinda Carter said...

This poem has looked into a mother's heart and seen the joy and the pain one carries for her child...I could not have expressed it better than this...It is like looking into a glass mirror and seeing the true you as a mother...Thank you, for sharing, Louis...God bless you my friend, Cinda