A Mother’s Love… a poem by Gilda Evans
Most of my audience knows me as an author and speaker, but few are familiar with my poetry.
My poetry is as diverse as my other writings – the meter, subject matter and innate rhythms vary greatly. The one I’ve chosen to share now is one of my earlier poems. It is freeform with a distinctly feminine subject. It was inspired on a rather lonely, rainy day several years ago while I was contemplating the view from my window. I felt a most interesting swirl of emotions, that encompassed isolation, peace, sadness, hope and wonder all rolled into a kaleidoscope of feeling that came out on paper in the form you are about to read.
I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to receiving any comments you’d like to share. My sincere thanks to Earl Chinnici for allowing me the privilege of “cutting the ribbon” as a guest on his blog. I am truly honored.
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Best to all,
A MOTHER’S LOVE
The sound of the rain pounds against the beating
of my heavy heart.
Would that it could be lightened…
By a soft, sweet voice,
a tender word,
a hand extended.
I watch the water meet the earth under a gloomy sky.
It matches the mood.
A tear rolls down my cheek
as I look up and notice the droplets
clinging to the needles of the pine,
and perched high in the branches of the weeping willow,
glistening like diamonds for the taking.
As if in answer to my plea, the wind gently moves the boughs
as a hoot owl sounds its acknowledgment.
One by one, the droplets fall
offering to me something precious,
something right there within my grasp
if I will only reach for it.
I am uplifted.
Nature beckons, and I feel the Mother’s hand
caress my chin.
“Do not be sad, daughter,” she says.
“I am here. I will guide you.
My jewels will adorn you. And
our hearts will be forever as one.
Rejoice. For when you are with me,
all is possible.”
GILDA EVANS is a bon vivant extraordinaire who started her first business while in college at the age of 20, which she sold at a profit when she was 24. Winning her first poetry contest at the tender age of 9 and her first essay contest at 10, writing and speaking have always been natural forms of expression for her.
Her first business was followed by two years of teaching lighting design at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. The long and winding road then led Gilda to begin her stint as a television writer/producer/director, working for such venues as CBS, HBO, Showtime and Warner Brothers. It was during this time that she also met and married her children’s father. Twelve plus years and three Emmy and Ace award nominations later, Gilda left the TV industry to devote herself to her family.
Unfortunately, the happily ever after was not to be back then, and after a fourteen year marriage she found herself going through a divorce. It was at that point she decided to reinvent herself and her career. Her myriad of experiences comes to the forefront in GIRL TALK…a book series twenty years in the making whose time has finally come! As Gilda likes to say, “I have a PhD in relationships from the school of life!” She is also working on a YA novel series, THE ALTERNATES.
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