Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Bravest Battle

The bravest battle that ever was fought;
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
It was fought by the mothers of men.

Nay, not with cannon or battle shot,
With sword or braver pen;
Nay, not with eloquent word or thought,
From mouths of wonderful men,

But deep in a woman’s walled-up heart –
Of woman that would not yield,
But patiently, silently bore her part –
Lo! There in that battlefield.

No marshaling troop, no bivouac song;
No banner to gleam and wave;
And oh! these battles they last so long —
From babyhood to the grave!

Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town –
Fights on and on in the endless wars,
Then silent, unseen — goes down.
--Joaquin Miller

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!!


Kazzy said...

Pretty cool. Today in Sac Mtg someone said, "Mothers bear children and then they bear WITH them." LOL I love being a mom. :)

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The Vintage Anarchist said...

I just randomly found your post while clicking 'Next Blog', I have to say it put a smile on my face ^_^