A Mother’s Gift

One of my first attempts at writing, and one that I repeat quite often  on Mother’s Day, or so it would seem. Happy Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Gift


You filled a space

no other could,

you taught me always

think the good,

of those I meet

along the way,

and that sunrise brings

a whole new day.

To dwell not upon

a hurt or slight,

and let the heart decide

the wrong or right,

of what I do

or what is done,

then let it go

with the setting sun.

But, of all the lessons

I have learned,

there’s but one, upon

my soul’s been burned,

there is no stronger

force on earth,

nor gift, of any

greater worth.

Than a mother’s love

that’s given free,

to each of us

for eternity,

and wavers not

in life or death,

for it never takes

a final breath.


Jack Downing

May 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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8 Responses to A Mother’s Gift

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I love this one, Jake! 😊

  2. Beginners luck I guess Beth Ann.. Thank you!

  3. Denise Downing says:


    Sent from my iPhone


  4. So are you, thanks. Love you!

  5. This should be in a greeting card. It’s absolutely beautiful.

  6. You are way too kind Audrey.. Thank you so much!o

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