Mother Poem

A single mother strives to succeed amidst overwhelming obstacles.

Single Parent

© Tiara S. Winston

I sit and look out upon the life of a single parent
I hear the single mother's selfless cries of loneliness for her child in the still darkness of the night
I see the mother awaking her child with a playful game of peek-a-boo with a smile as warm and bright as the afternoon sun at its apex of the day
I mark the loving kindness she expresses toward her son even with the all the trials and tribulations this world puts upon her
I observe the mother getting herself ready for work with the misgivings of the coming day (where are my socks, did I already put salt in the eggs, where did I put my keys)
I observe the quiet darkness of the child's bedroom with the mother sitting on the bed with a Bible in hand telling her child of all the wonderful things of Gods love then kissing him good night
All these things are things a mother has to do to help her child grow
See hear, and be not afraid you can succeed with Gods help

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Published: Feb 2006

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  • hi my name is Goldie and ever since I was 1 year old all I remember is having 1 parent my mom. my sister and I always wonder what we did to make our dad leave us but my mom said we didn't do anything wrong. We live with my grandparents all my life till they passed away. after they died my dad moved in with us and he won't help around the house it's been like that for 11yrs sometime we want him to leave because all he does is scream and us and I don't what him in my life anymore

    goldie elenbarger Submitted Feb 2009
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  • Hi, this poem has touched me! I was in love with a older guy since my senior year in high school. He was my everything for two years after high school. I got pregnant with a son at age 19. Since the day I told him "I'm pregnant" everything changed. He told me I'm stupid for wanting a child and that I should abort it. Our son is two now and I love him more than anything. But I still wait for his dad and I still feels guilty because my son will not get the father he deserves.

    Cia Submitted Apr 2011
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  • 20 years old and I am having my first baby boy in a month. I was "In Love" with a guy and got pregnant, he changed and told me to abort it. I am so against abortion I fought with him. He left and hasn't been back and won't. Turns out he was a cheater anyway. I am very excited, I own my own biz and I have everything ready for my son. I couldn't be happier to be a single mum. I know I can love my son as much as any two-parented couple. :)

    Dez, Saskatchewan Submitted Nov 2011
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  • My story is really messed up. My daughter is 8 months her father was the one who wanted her but we know how that goes. I was 4 weeks prego he left for the next one, got her pregnant told me to kill my baby he is in love. Soon as my baby was born I sent him pics he told me she was ugly and that he didn't want nothing to do with her. He has his kids so his other child was born he bragged about that one soo bad. Have pictures of it all over his Facebook page but has none of mine, but I love my daughter with all my heart I wouldn't want her a part of that life anyway. She has plenty of love on my side of the family.

    Tia Submitted Apr 2012
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  • During the 70's, single parenthood was frowned down upon by the snootie-patootie; all because they had help from a partner. Well, my mother did not have help. She wanted honor, not charity, she wanted love, not judgment, she deserved better but got excuses. Do you know what kind of caregiver-ship affects children negatively? So the next time you whine about your spouse or partner and run for a divorce lawyer, think on this. A female child needs her father figure to teach her how to view men in proper fashion or else she will fall for whatever slimy, grimy wolf-in-sheep's clothing that smile at her. Luckily for her, her Mother stepped in and compensated for the lack because the damage from that kind of slack, you just can't take back.

    Anonymous Submitted Apr 2012
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  • My story is confusing but understandable... I'm 14 years old and living with my 17 year old "boyfriend" and his parents. We've been together for only one month & things are already really bad. We had talked since about 4 months before I moved in with him & he was a major flirt. One day I got in a horrible fight with ma mom & It was that day when I moved out. He said he loved me & all the stuff a guy would say. He has another girl & I know so. So we decided that I would move back with my parents at the end of this month but we just found out that I'm pregnant and he doesn't wanna man up and take responsibility cuz he isn't ready to be a dad. But I'm going to be a single mother and I'm Only 14... don't know what to do!

    Valeria Submitted May 2012
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  • I've been with ex live-in partner for 8 years, we are blessed with 3 kids. When he was been assigned to province, she met a girl with 2 kids and not legally separated with her wife. Their kept their relationship for a while, but the girl got pregnant and she was 8 months pregnant as for today. I decided to be separated for him, because my kids were affected most especially my eldest daughter who is 5 years old. The girl keep on sending txt messages and even provoking me on Facebook, and my ex live-in partner is on her side. Now, I'm living as single mum to my 3 kids. I know it is painful but I have to be strong for them. I want them to live a life into full without noticing that a part of their life is missing......

    Joyce , Manila Philippines Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I was with my son's dad for 2 years. He wanted this baby so bad. He begged me for 2 months straight until I finally gave up and said ok. I figured that he would be a great dad but at the end of the day he was a cheater, a liar, and a user. I'm happy I got out of this awful relationship with him. And he's now using another woman. My son will be here next month July 27th 2013. I wouldn't trade him in for anything in this world. I'm happy I'm a single parent because now I get twice the love.

    Mierra,Jacksonville Fl Submitted 6/6/2013
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