My Mother Kept a Garden poem

My Mother Kept a Garden poem

My Mother Kept a Garden poem

My Mother Kept a Garden

My mother kept a garden
A garden of the heart
She planted all the good things
That gave my life its start
She turned me to the sunshine
And encouraged me to dream
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem
And when the winds and rain came
She protected me enough
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough
Her constant good example
Always taught me right from wrong
Markers for my pathway
That will last a lifetime long
I am my mother’s garden
I am her legacy
And I hope today she feels the love
Reflected back from me.

(author unknown)

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  1. LOREE A. OGAN 1 year ago


  2. Sue Krevitt 1 year ago

    Polly, you are BLOOMING
    In the Light of our Divine Mother,

    Thank you for reflecting
    This beautiful, nurturing-love,
    For the world needs, so needs,
    This Mothering!

    Have the loveliest Day, my friend!

  3. Susan 1 year ago

    Simply beautiful❣️

  4. Mary Jo Beebe 1 year ago

    The lovely poem describes my mom. And the flowers are lovely, too! What are they?

    • Author
      Polly Castor 1 year ago


  5. Kristie 12 months ago

    And your garden bears much fruit.

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