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A Mother's Kiss

A MOTHER'S KISS---by Frances E. W. Harper.

My mother's kiss, my mother's kiss,

I feel its impress now;

As in the bright and happy days

She pressed it on my brow.

You say it is a fancied thing

Within my memory fraught;

To me it has a sacred place--

The treasure house of thought.

Again, I feel her fingers glide

Amid my clustering hair;

I see the love-light in her eyes,

When all my life was fair.

Again, I hear her gentle voice

In warning or in love.

How precious was the faith that taught

My soul of things above.

The music of her voice is stilled,

Her lips are paled in death.

As precious pearls I'll clasp her words

Until my latest breath.

The world has scattered round my path

Honor and wealth and fame;

But naught so precious as the thoughts

That gather round her name.

And friends have placed upon my brow

The laurels of renown;

But she first taught me how to wear

My manhood as a crown.

My hair is silvered o'er with age,

I'm longing to depart;

To clasp again my mother's hand,

And be a child at heart.

To roam with her the glory-land

Where saints and angels greet;

To cast our crowns with songs of love

At our Redeemer's feet."


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 1:35 PM on May. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (6)
  • happy mothers day  What a nice tribute to all the moms!  Thanks for sharing it with us! :)


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:47 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • It is beautiful! I have "Liked" it and it will show up on Facebook. It touched my heart, Christmaslver!

    Answer by Suzi at 1:44 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • very nice. did you write it?

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 1:42 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Wow!!!! That was beautiful!!!!

    Answer by dancer at 2:08 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • nice : )

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 3:08 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • yes I have it posted on my Facebook page also and no I didn't write it but thanks

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 2:15 PM on May. 7, 2011