Mother and Child: a Christ­mas poem

An­nual Christ­mas poem from lo­cal writer Alice McDon­ald

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - News - Alice McDon­ald Dec. 7, 2017

Lo­cal poet and au­thor Alice McDon­ald writes a Christ­mas poem for the Ad­ver­tiser every year.

This year her poem was in­spired by a visit to Brent’s Cove in White Bay dur­ing the sum­mer of 2012 with her sis­ter.

Brent’s Cove is the com­mu­nity where McDon­ald’s mother was born and raised.

“I de­cided to take pic­tures in the small, white com­mu­nity church,” McDon­ald wrote.

That same year, in De­cem­ber, McDon­ald’s mother passed away. She was in­spired to write this poem from a pic­ture she had taken five years ago in that small church.

Mother and Child

Hold me gen­tly, don’t let me go

Stay with me for­ever, a child’s wish you know

Mother you are a part of me, I will never let go

Hold me gen­tly; it’s in your arms I will grow

You cared for me all through the years

Now I’m miss­ing you, writ­ing through tears

Hold me gen­tly, don’t let me go

Mother and child are one, our hearts will for­ever glow

I smile at you to­day, just stopped by to say help

I long for you to hold me gen­tly, even though I am fully grown

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