Two Mothers


Two Mothers

You’re the man, my little Cain

You’re the One to come!

Your destiny is to lift the pain

Our failure’s feign, begun


You’re the man, sweet little Seth

For Cain has stumbled badly

Took from Abel life and breath,

Whose faith was martyred gladly.


Who’s the man, now that Seth died?

Prophet’s eyes grow dim,

We dare not say our Maker lied,

We’re still expecting Him.


Some called Him Shiloh,

Some, HIs un-named Servant

Beyond everything I do not know,

Lies a simple faith that’s fervant.


Some wind-caressed point and place,

It’ll happen just as God’s willed,

Lost world will taste amazing grace,

In that prophecy fulfilled

“You’re the man sweet little Jesus!”

Tired Mary told her Son,

Salvation comes when the Spirit pleases,

Through a town called Bethlehem!


Underneath that shining star,

Calling “Come, O come, and see!”

Sing’s a radiant, joyous angelic choir

O’er your King’s nativity!


After all those patient years,

Spent in such torturing delay,

“Peace,” they say, to quell new fears,

“Your Saviour’s born today!”


Two Mother’s hearts tugged in two

As their grieving left them battered,

For ‘twas Mary’s tears Eve never knew,

For all eternity, that mattered.

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Hampton commented on Two Mothers


The journey from the presumed early days of the beginning to the time of Mary and her infant son Jesus is cleverly bridged in your write Harver. Thanks for sharing in this the season of reflection.



You are most welcome. I appreciate your visits and rejoinders. happy and prosperous New Year, Harv

ginga commented on Two Mothers


Harver, An ingenuous poem indeed the way you segued into the birth of Christ from the death of Abel. Salvation was not just happenstance. Excellent and thought provoking. ginga



Some connections are so gratifying when others make them. Harv

optimistic commented on Two Mothers


Ok, this poem is good! it shows how we can bring in christmas with a great thought of remembering the past pain into the future love if we choose to do so. In addition the stanza two mothers grieve this is a everyday battle during the season at times for some moms they grieve over loss, love, pain, a symbol of it all in just this one line a lot can be read.Good write



The story of Christmas always begins with a known, but undetailed grief. This forms the context of the celebration of the deliverance Christmas signals. Peace and light to you. Harv

Rhymer commented on Two Mothers


From Adam and Eve's sons Cain and Abel, through the murder of Abel. Flowing through the Jewish lenage



Sorry hit the wrong button. Flowing through the Jewish linage arriving at Bethlehem and the birth of Christ. Nice job tying the old and new together.



Just thought, as long I'm looking back, might as well go w-a-a-a-y back. Harv

Olan01 commented on Two Mothers


A beautifully written poem for the season and seasons to become. May you enjoy this day and everyday with love, peace and freedom in your heart. Olan.



Thank you, Olan. I'll be dropping to visit the Liars. Harv

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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