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          Poems: A Mother's Day Grace 


A Mother's Day Grace

It's an impossible job

No one can ever do it perfectly

Be willing to accept that there is no success or failure here

Let us give up the burden of unreal expectations

Let us cherish what is and nourish each other's dreams

Let us remember the best and forgive the rest

Allow all the love that may have

slipped into tight places free now

to illuminate the harmony

that always existed

at the very center 

of our hearts

Arlene Gay Levine

First published in Mothers and Daughters:A Poetry Celebration

(Harmony Books)

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