Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Mother – Poem and Graphic




by Madison Julius Cawein

Oh, I am going home again,
Back to the old house in the lane,
And mother! who still sits and sews,
With cheeks, each one, a winter rose,
A-watching for her boy, you know,
Who left so many years ago,
To face the world, its stress and strain
Oh, I am going home again.

Yes, I am going home once more,
And mother ‘ll meet me at the door
With smiles that rainbow tears of joy,
And arms that reach out for her boy,
And draw him to her happy breast,
On which awhile his head he ‘ll rest,
And care no more, if rich or poor,
At home with her, at home once more.

Yes, I am going home to her,
Whose welcome evermore is sure:
I have been thinking, night and day,
How tired I am of being away!
How homesick for her gentle face,
And welcome of the oldtime place,
And memories of the days that were
Oh, I am going home to her.

Oh, just to see her face again
A-smiling at the windowpane!
To see her standing at the door
And offering her arms once more,
As oft she did when, just a child,
She took me to her heart and smiled,
And hushed my cry and cured my pain
I’m going home to her again.

Happy Mother’s Day! Love and hugs to you all. ❤ ❤ ❤


Vintage Mother and Child Image


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

16 thoughts on “Mother – Poem and Graphic

  1. Lovely, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing.
    Mother: another word for home.


  2. Wonderful poem!! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. This is so beautiful, Elizabeth. When I’m with my mother, all my worries melt and I’m at home.
    I love the image! It’s perfect!
    Happy Mother’s Day, Elizabeth! xo


    • Good morning, my friend. I hope your Mother’s Day is as lovely as it could possibly be and wish you mom a good one for me as well. I loved that image when I first saw it, Jill. It reminded me of not only my own childhood, but of the wonderful times I had playing with my own children. 😀


  4. Lovely poem….hope you had a great Mother’s Day!


  5. I warmly greet you and invite you to see my new photos.
    I wish you a successful week.


  6. I loved the poem and the artwork as well, in fact the thing that caught my eye the most was that church in the background…so many stories could come from that in top of the wonderful words already before me here.


  7. Thanks, Ste J. You have a good eye. The foreground is so upfront, the background sort of fades away and becomes almost unnoticeable. Seeing the church means you must have an excellent eye for artwork. And thank you for the lovely comment. 🙂


  8. This post touched my heart. It is always a blessing to have a good mother, whether she is with you or with someone, or in their hearts and memories. I am blessed to have my Mom around still, although she makes me worry and fear for her safety now. It is like that, time does this thing, where first our mother (and father) take care of us, now we become the caretaker and giver. It is so good to be able to return some of what was given whole-heartedly to us! Thanks, Elizabeth!


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