Almedia Knight Oliver


A Mother's Choice


My dear, every journey
Begins with one single step,
then another, they alternate
with each other, and the body
follows close behind.

Setting out on my journey in
joyous life, I came to a fork
in the gravel road.

Looking down one
then the other, choosing the
one with less footprints-
Unconsciously- keeping the
other for another point in time.
…, ..., ...

My darling! we met you along
the way and our blood poured together.
I gave you the one I'd saved for another time.

“Now is the beginning of your own voyage.
Pay close attention on your journey…but enjoy!
And remember...ones choice is the difference.


Almedia S. Knight (ASK)

September 2007

Inspired by:
Jean, my loving sister-in-law
And her daughter-my niece, Von

Submitted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Edited: Saturday, August 07, 2010

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (3/22/2010 3:29:00 AM)

    Hmmm… a compassionate Mom… it carries-forward us to again again to contemplate what Mon is…I think: ‘Since God couldn’t be present everywhere He created Mothers…’
    10+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    PS A step More: all women are cloaked Mother...to culminate into...
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/17/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    My darling! I met you along
    the way; our blood poured together.
    I gave you the one I'd saved for another time.

    “Here’s to the beginning of your own voyage-
    pay close attention on your journey…enjoy'!
    Remembering...
    Ones choice makes the difference.ya one choice makes the difference and it is so important inlife... beautiful write withclear message....lovely write....10

    read mine o, mother.., , , , (Report) Reply

  • Yelena M. (8/25/2009 12:20:00 PM)

    A heart-warming poem of mother love..enjoyed it very much, thanks for sharing, Almedia.
    Yelena M. (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (8/20/2009 7:01:00 AM)

    a beautiful piece.I love this very much.
    the lines below pulled my heart strings

    My darling! I met you along
    the way; our blood poured together.
    I gave you the one I'd saved for another time. (Report) Reply

  • Deborah Cromer (8/17/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    The creation of children and the connection with their mother is beautiful. Your poem tells this story. Choices made and life is lived. This is creative and very dear. DC (Report) Reply

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