mothers #Ekphrastic

The magnets are healing so I string them across my face for my migraines. These migraines are blinding, so strong that I vomit and really can’t stand even a glimpse of light. But life goes on …

Everyone has their theory – I work too hard; it’s the concoctions I use; or it could be menopause. Who knows, probably a combination of all of them.

I’m well fed and have a bed, but I’m starved of love, starved of leisure, starved of security, worry about the children, too little time to myself. Being a mother is not an easy job.

Janine has the looks to be a Miss Universe, tiny waist, huge eyes and legs right up to her armpits. It would be her opportunity to break out from drudgery, see the world and meet a lot of new folk. Kids need more options, healthy outlets.

Is it wrong to want the best for them …

photo from Visual Verse, my entry wasn’t published …


  1. I think one can be a mother without giving birth… And some women who do give birth aren’t really very good at mothering. There are so many factors that change what we want for those whom we ‘children’…

    Your story verse speaks to the wishes of many who have few resources and still bravely fight on for those who they care about. I say well done.

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  2. Everyone needs love and care. Self-care is especially important for mothers. It is tempting to put your needs last. However, in order to give much to others, you must also look after yourself. We all must fill the well before we can pour anything out. I believe that God wants us to rest in Him and to find moments of quietude for refreshment. That is what He wants for all people, whether they are mothers or not. Anyway, good job, Kate!!!!! 🙂

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  3. Beautiful write, Kate. I got teary-eyed. 🙂 It’s wonderful to honor mothers, because they DO often feel left out or forgotten. 😦
    Good mothers do sacrifice a lot…but they love their kids and want the best for them. 🙂
    And it is not easy! One of the hardest jobs in the universe! 🙂
    I like that today many young women don’t feel pressured to have babies if they don’t want to. I think many in our mother’s generation felt like they had no choices related to marriage, children, a career… even a job…and felt pressured…so they just did what was expected of them.
    I appreciate all of the good mothers in the world…I appreciate the women who support them emotionally and in other good ways…I appreciate the women who don’t have their own children, but care about other people with motherly instincts and tender loving care. 🙂 YAY for women!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    • yes Carolyn, if we don’t support and care for each other how can we ever hope for equal rights … it starts with women and a few smart men, then pray it gains momentum!

      And every abusive arrogant man had a mother … 😦

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  4. Oh my this is so powerful kate…mothers really want the best for their children, but at times we have to be very careful cos as we know, what we think is best for them may not necessarily be what they believe is best for them. I am more of raise your children well, with love and compassion and be the best example for them..somehow, this will give them confidence to make the right choices and ultimately the best ones..when they are young we guide them, but when they become adults we, parents become their consultant.

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  5. Nice words said from the picture, Kate. That is what a woman or a mother is who has to take care of each and everyone. In return she has forgotten herself completely sacrificing for her family. Even if she has a figure of ten she cannot go for modelling also. Lovely post.

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  6. Nice take on the photo! I looked at it and immediately thought they were tea bags… Then I imagined it was a casket portrait. I much prefer your take of a weary mother resting her eyes with a “magnetic” cure for migraine…

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