Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Love Like No Other

Ballad of a Mother's Heart

The night was dark,
For the moon was young,
And the Stars were asleep and rare,
The clouds were thick,
Yet Youth went out,
To see his Maiden fair.

Dear one,
he pleaded as he knelt before her feet in tears.
My love is true,
Why have you kept me waiting all this years?
The maiden looked at him.
Unmoved it seemed,
And whispered low.

Persistent Youth,
You have to prove by deeds,
That your love is true.
"There's not a thing
I haven't done for you,Beloved" said he.
"Then, go." said she. "To your mother dear,
And bring her heart to me.

Without another word,
Youth left and went to his mother dear.
He opened her breast and took her heart!
But he did not shed a tear.

Then back to his Maiden fair,
He ran unmindful of the rain.
But his feet slipped, And he fell down,
As he did, he groaned with pain!

And then, he held the prize,
That would win his Maiden's hands.
But he thought of his mother dear,
So kind,so sweet,so fond

But then,
he heard a voice!
Not from his lips,
But close by.

"Are you ok?" it said.
"Are you hurt,My Child?"
It was his mother's heart.