Love. A Photography and Poetry Prompt.

Love. A Photography and Poetry Prompt.

This week’s Photography and Poetry prompt is ‘Love’. As I had already written about Ross last week, I decided that this week wasn’t going to be the romantic kind of love. It had to be a mother’s love.

The feeling of being a mother can be really overwhelming on so many different levels and for many different reasons. But being a Mum means unconditional love.

I have taken many photos of Grace over the 8 years she has been on this earth. I have to stay that I think that this is one of my favourites. It shows her vulnerability as she watches something on TV that is getting a bit scary and all I want to do is reach out and cuddle her.

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Love

From the moment I held you in my arms
I knew I must keep you safe from harm
For you there is nothing I wouldn’t do
I’d go to the ends of the earth for you
Like a lioness, I’d fight for alll your rights
Who cares about the sleepless nights

I look at you and I see pieces of me
I try hard to help you be all you can be
I want you to try and live all your dreams
And live life so full it bursts at the seams
Try your best, stand up for yourself
Don’t you worry, you won’t be left on the shelf

A mother one day may be what you become
And you’ll no longer look out for number one
You’ll start to share an understanding of some
Of the feelings that I share with my very own Mum
One day I am certain that you will find
The love of a mother, the unconditional kind

Victoria Welton 17th February 2015

Prose for Thought

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25 Comments

  1. February 24, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    aawww my mummy loves me SO much too! This is a gorgeous photo and what a lovely poem. You are very talented x x
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  2. February 24, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Beautiful words , gave me goosebumps reading them and so true. I can see why this photo is one of your favourites, stunning xx
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  3. February 21, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Hi Victoria,, that photograph is so natural, I can see why it’s your favourite. Grace is absorbed in whatever she is watching and seemingly unaware of the camera, which is why this picture is so good.

    The poem you wrote sums up how being a Mum makes us feel; protective, nurturing and of course, proud….Lovely.
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  4. Izzie Anderton
    February 21, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Love this – summing up what it is to be a mum isn’t easy, but I love the words you’ve written in your poem x
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  5. Bloggermummylauren
    February 20, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photo, and equally beautiful words. The love for a child is truest unconditional, and you are right, it can be such an overwhelming feeling to be a parent x
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  6. February 20, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    There is nothing like a mothers love, fab poem. Fab photo of Grace, she’s definitely looking vulnerable there, still looks very pretty though.
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  7. February 20, 2015 / 8:32 am

    That’s a gorgeous photo of Grace and I love your poem – sums up the unconditional love of a mother so beautifully.
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  8. February 20, 2015 / 7:31 am

    Lovely picture and words 🙂 There is indeed quite nothing like this kind of love… unconditional as you said
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  9. February 19, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful poem. It captures everything about being a mum. It is interesting how you only really appreciate your own mum when you become one yourself! That unconditional love that over-rides everything else is incredible.
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  10. February 19, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    Gorgeous words, Vic. And a beautiful picture of Grace and yes I can see the vulnerability so clearly. Thank you so much for hosting xx

  11. February 18, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Gorgeous poem, really wish I could write like that! But you’ve said everything I’d want to say, I may just borrow it 😉 and her vulnerability really does jump out of that pic, fab shot! x
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