Motherhood Quadrille

photo by Alex Pasarelu, Unsplash

Magical motherhood memories making
Moments to treasure forever
Prior plans punched down
You’re my world now
For you I’ll learn
What my parents missed
To develop my backbone
How to walk away
When to cede control
Cut cords, let go
Unconditional love’s true meaning

Word Count: 44 words. Form: Quadrille
Written for Quadrille #160: Poems That Pack A Punch and Sadje’s What Do You See prompt.

photo by Kelly Sikkema, Unsplash

#WDYS #WhatDoYouSee

20 Comments Add yours

  1. kenhume31 says:

    Wow! Excellent combination of the 2 prompts Sylvia! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you, Ken ❀

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    1. thank you, Miss Arcadia πŸ™‚

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  2. msjadeli says:

    Things we would never do for ourselves we will do for our children in a heartbeat. I love this line: “For you I’ll learn”

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    1. Very true πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re welcome, Sylvia.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Sylvia! Motherhood is such a big learning curve and the most vital is knowing when to let go. Thanks for joining in

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    1. thank you, Sadje πŸ™‚

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  4. Motherhood offers us a chance to correct our parents’ mistakes. Lovely!

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Beautifully written!

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  6. Reena Saxena says:

    Cut cords, let go ….. you bring wisdom in emotion.

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    1. Thank you, Reena πŸ™‚

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  7. whimsygizmo says:

    This is beautiful. As the mama of two, now 19 and 20, I feel this “letting go” deeply.

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m glad you could relate πŸ™‚

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  8. Ali Grimshaw says:

    In my life I have found no more challenging or better journey. Enjoy the ride.

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