I’ve given my body

to my children as

a living inheritance

of primal sustenance

vital to ensure their

childhood survival;

for life education and

milestone celebration.



A woman’s body

amazes, astounds

envelopes, nurtures,

stretches elastic

grows softly round

with love surrounds

heartbeat pounds.



They left their marks

indelible, incredible

creases, sags, bags

every gray hair is

strand of costly

(and mostly, yes)

sweet memories

rooted in the heart.



Linking to Grace’s prompt to write “body” poems at dVerse poets pub today…

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin LeeAnn
    Apr 24, 2021 @ 18:58:50

    Beautiful poem!


  2. pvcann
    Apr 12, 2021 @ 03:01:15

    The body as sacrifice, as gift, at a cost, wonderful Lynn


  3. msjadeli
    Apr 09, 2021 @ 22:56:08

    Lynn, a wonderful acknowledgement of the wonder of your body and the service it has offered to your loved ones.


  4. anotherkatewilson
    Apr 09, 2021 @ 20:45:23

    I have twins – if only the elasticity worked for shrinking back into shape… 😀
    Lovely poem.


  5. memadtwo
    Apr 09, 2021 @ 14:07:31

    Our bodies do reflect our children and every single moment we have lived. I like that you’ve made it a celebration. (K)


  6. Helen Dehner
    Apr 09, 2021 @ 10:53:45

    Cheers to all the Mothers among us … well done!


  7. Ingrid
    Apr 09, 2021 @ 07:17:55

    Oh yes, we give a lot of our bodies too our children and they change us forever, both bodily and in our hearts ❤️


  8. robtkistner
    Apr 08, 2021 @ 20:25:37

    Strong write Lynn, excellent!


  9. sanaarizvi
    Apr 08, 2021 @ 20:06:39

    Oh my heart this is so beautiful! 💝💝 I especially love; “A woman’s body envelopes, nurtures, stretches elastic grows softly round with love surrounds heartbeat pounds.” Yes 🙂


  10. Grace
    Apr 08, 2021 @ 18:12:26

    I love this line: a living inheritance.

    And all the marks, sags and bags – a milestone celebration of a good and long life, I say.


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