A Mother’s Love

May 9, 2021

A little girl asked her mother,

“Mama, when did you first know you loved me?

The mother smiled and paused a mere moment before replying

My darling child

When you were but an idea

Long before you came to exist

Back when you were barely a dream

A thought of who you were yet to be

I loved you

As soon as I knew you were a reality to be

And no longer just a dream

I loved you

From the moment I felt you

That first little flutter deep inside

I loved you

The moment you were placed in my arms for the first time

My heart burst with how much I loved you

I have always loved you

My love for you is infinite

Before, now, and after

I will love you

When I am part of the stars and the heavens

When you can no longer feel my touch

Flesh on flesh

I will still love you

I will love you for eternity and beyond

I will love you as only a mother could

I will love you forever

That is a Mother’s Love

Barbara Mayo © May 9th, 2021



November 25, 2019

Sitting silently
As the sun slowly sets
The light in the sky fading to dusk
Its colour now the grey between day and night
The peaceful calm surrounding her
Feeling like a soft warm blanket
Enveloping her
Her reflection in the glass panes of the window
Was one of tranquility and calm
The days, months, years seemed to have passed in a flash
To finally reach this point
This point of no return
The point where all her tomorrows would be an open book
Yet to be written
New adventures to be had
Whatever they may be
It mattered not
She was ready
Ready to leap into new beginnings

Barbara M © November 25th, 2019




A Wounded Heart

March 29, 2019

The tears flow freely
Try as she might
She cannot hold them back
The wound in her heart
Grows larger every day
When had it changed, or what had she done?
Unanswered questions
That will not leave her mind
She thought that she once mattered
And knows now that she did not
Wishing she could forget
And not wanting to feel
If only she could go numb
And make the ache go away

Barbara M © March 28th, 2019

The Reflection

March 29, 2019

The reflection in the mirror
Surprised her each new day
Less than she started as
Yet more than she once was
Not even close
To where she’d end up
But with each tiny step
With each new day
Slowly the outside slipping away
To match who she was inside
Who she was always meant to be
Too many years hidden
Not being seen for who she truly was
Standing tall and self-assured
Ready to bloom and become
The person only she knew existed
Letting the layers slip away
She was ready to share
Ready to believe
The reflection in the mirror

Barbara Mayo © January 26th, 2019

March 29, 2019


Cast Aside

March 29, 2019

That feeling when she thought she meant something
And then realized she didn’t
Like a splash of freezing water
The reality of it stung
Was it something she said
Or something she did
Would she ever find out
And if she did, could she trust
That it was the truth
Or merely words
Meant to placate
And soothe away the hurt

Barbara M © January 26th, 2019


November 29, 2018

left behind
drifting on her own
wondering where did everyone go
what had she done
to cause this void
feeling abandoned 
unsure of the next step to take
but strong in her resolve
a new step she must take 
to erase the ache of being

Barbara M © November 29th, 2018



The Journey

November 9, 2018

It was a long time coming
To get to this place
A journey within a journey
To make it to the start
So many setbacks
Stumbles along the way
Still she kept fighting
Searching for the way
A magic wand would not do the trick
She needed to stand
And find her own path
Shutting out the noise
Of those that would hold her back
She kept moving towards where she needed to be
One foot in front of the other
One step at a time
Resolute and resilient
She would stay the course
And end up where she deserved to be

Barbara M © November 2018



November 9, 2018

Tears ever welling
Longing to escape
Cannot fathom the reason why
So much to be thankful for
A life well lived
So many reasons to smile
Yet emotions run amok
Her insides churning
Eyes vacant and unseeing
Deep heavy sighs
Seeking answers
That are nowhere to be found
To bring some peace
And quell the emotions
The only relief to be had
Are in the tears on her pillow

Barbara M © November 2018



November 6, 2018

She never saw it coming
Not a hint, nor even a clue
When had it changed
His feelings no longer true
Where once had been two
Now became one
A home once happy
Now empty and still
Two hearts that beat as one
Broken apart
Where once were hopes
Lay shattered dreams
Caught completely off-guard
She couldn’t comprehend
Where had it gone bad
Was all that she knew

Barbara M © November 2018