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My mother's love is gravity.
It is the moon's pull on the ocean,
creating waves on the shore
and delivering gentle, soppy kisses
to the sands.

She loves to tell me about how she used to toss me up in the air as a toddler
and how, no matter how high I flew,
I would always fall back to her reaching,
expectant arms. (Thank God.)
Her love is what kept scientists like Newton
and Galileo up at night
wondering, contemplating
how it was possible.
Not so easily definable as:
force = mass x acceleration.

Her love is what brings comets streaking
down to the earth,
bright shooting stars,
the gentle pull that brings a feather
swaying to the ground.

Without her pressure,
I would be free, weightless,
but lost with no rotation,
left behind by my brothers,
my fellow planets.

My mother's love is infinite and unfading.
It's unaffected by my life decisions.
She cries now that we cannot be together,
but my thoughts still orbit her,
always seeming to find their way back
to her.

The love is unstoppable,
undefinable.
She has taught me her secrets,
her equations of love,
and with her blueprint words of wisdom,
I hope to one day tie my children to me
as she has.
As impossible to stop
as the moon's pull on the ocean,
creating waves on the shore
and delivering gentle, soppy kisses
to the sands.

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LBE23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 26 at 3:09 pm
This is so beautiful!! 
 
DragonAmericaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 25 at 10:38 pm
This is amazing!!! I love the comparisons in your poem. Could you check out my poem? TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/672369/Why-is-Why-So-Hard-to-Answer/?page=1
 
JRayeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17 at 8:04 pm
This right here is pretty gosh darn amazing :)
 
Blondiebear said...
May 6 at 5:32 pm
This has to be one of my favorite poems on this site. Great Job :)
 
bewareofbunnyrabbitsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 6 at 12:57 pm
Wowee that is a heck of a metaphor! I love this poem; it is so beautiful!!!
 
Godinspiresher43This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2 at 5:03 pm
My favorite image in this poem is th last one with the waves giving sloppy kisses to the sand, it was so vivd and creative. Really great job!
 
rachellemarie said...
May 1 at 11:19 pm
that was a beautiful poem! (: i would love it if you could check mine out
 
BrandiBoothThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 1 at 10:37 am
Very loving poem :)
 
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