She Sings to Me

I was riding my exercise bike this morning, listening to one of my favorite CDs, and just looking around the room. My eyes fell upon a copy of my book, Be Still, and I gazed at it, thinking what a wonderful picture of Mom it is that adorns the cover of the book. As the song, You Raise Me Up (Celtic Woman), began to play, all sorts of thoughts rushed through my mind, and the following poem was written shortly thereafter.

She Sings to Me

When I was a child

She sang to me

And continues singing today

Songs not of words

And without accompanying melody


Truth be said

She doesn’t think she can carry a tune

But what she doesn’t understand

Though she’s beginning to

Is the song she sings is her life


No, she’s not perfect

None of us are

But she is the beautiful person

God made her to be

And she has shared her song

Not only with me

But with all the world around her


I dwell on the song her life is

And in my heart I thank her

For raising me

For you see

She didn’t just train me

In the way I should go

And help me to be who I am


Throughout my lifeCOVER adjusted

She has raised me up with her prayers

And placed me on God’s shoulders

So That I might be all that I can be


There is no higher place

No place I’d rather be

And tears well in my eyes

Each time I count the blessing

Of the mother God gave to me


Copyright © 2013 C Mashburn

Sharing this on dVerse Poets Pub’s Open Link Night, 1/15/13 ~ Week #79


  1. Susan said

    Singing is the perfect term for the expression of a beautiful soul. You are a tribute to her beauty.

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    I m so grateful to God that He placed her in my life because she sings to me, too.

  3. The beauty lies not only in her but in the man you became because of her. So very beautiful Charles thank you for sharing:) Have a blessed day!

  4. Mary said

    This is a very touching and heartfelt poem. It is wonderful to read a poem that speaks so lovingly about one’s mother!

  5. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Very sweet. Peace, Linda

  6. Such a lovely blessing she is ~ Thanks for sharing Charles ~

  7. ah its a wonderful son….and a very cool cover as well…moms are cool like that…singing with their life beautiful songs….and your life is a tribute to her as well as your words….

  8. Lovely Charles, what a beautiful tribute for your mum… 🙂

  9. ladynyo said

    You are so, so fortunate, Charles. And so is she to have you as her son.

    Lady Nyo

  10. tashtoo said

    Happy tears are always good! Charles…this is wonderful

  11. ayala said

    I love this tribute to your mom. Just beautiful the love and admiration along with gratitude. 🙂

  12. Well, that is very nice! k.

  13. Hi Charles; Thanks for sharing this Beautiful poem for such a Beautiful lady…You need to hang this one on your wall… Blessings my friend.. Bro Pat.. 🙂

  14. lovely!

  15. This is touching, Charles. Beautiful tribute.

  16. This is beautiful Charles. Very touching 🙂

  17. ….Very very touching offering…i was moved… Mothers are the most wonderful & beautiful creations of the LORD…there voices always a song or almost a psalm to earns… Relieving to hear…thank you for writing a priceless and timeless tribute to mothers…now i’m missing mum… so sad to be away…

  18. zongrik said

    very sentimental

  19. leahJlyn said


  20. This is really beautiful… I can only hope that one day my child will fill similarly about me. Close to my heart, as we’re expecting our first little one in a few months. 🙂

    • Congratulations! Do the best you can do every day, and do it with love, and your hopes will come true.
      Thank you for the visit and comment!

  21. Reblogged this on Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still… and know that I am God" and commented:

    This showed up in one of those “Your Memories On Facebook” posts this morning, and it seemed very fitting that I should post it again. Ignore the book part of it, as it’s old news, but my thankfulness for the Mother God blessed me with is as new and fresh as ever. I love you, Mom!

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