A Mama Day Blessing for All Kinds of Mamas
I appreciate this poem. I also recognise it is not very inclusive of non-binary or trans folks who use the term mother.
Sending you a happy Mama Day!
This day we honor and celebrate
the women who have given life to us,
the women who give life to ideas,
the women who died giving life,
the women who wanted to have a child,
but didn’t get to,
the women who right now
are tilling their fertile soil for new seed,
the women who choose
not to have a child but have many children,
the women who are in captivity,
the women who are free,
those who were mothered well,
and those who had crazy mamas,
because any mama that did not love you well,
was not well enough,
the women who are struggling
this moment to care for their babies,
and the women who right now
snuggle with little ones under feather comforters,
for those whose mamas have gone on,
and for those who are mamas to be,
for women who miscarried precious life,
and those who carried many,
for single mamas who want their mate,
and for married mamas who want to be seen and heard,
for those who never got to have a mama hold them,
and for those mamas whose children
will not speak to them,
for happy mamas and sad mamas
and the Great Mama of all,
and the Mama who gave birth to God
and most of all…
for all women and men
who are in need re-mothering.
We unite in our love for all of our
quests for wholeness, connection,
belonging, nurturing, healing and home.
All women today, we honor.
All life today, we celebrate.
Blessed Mother of life, hear the prayers
of your children this day.
Open our hearts to hear
that which you are speaking to us
and through us.
Shiloh Sophia McCloud