And how a mother shows her care
She sees the loss, the pain but does not despair
With faith and the vision of her child set free
She revels in joy for all that be
Acceptance, gratitude, forgiveness to discern
Life’s lessons not always easily learned
With wisdom and knowing deep within her heart
Doubt, fear and sadness readily depart
A new path so shall she lay
For this and the awakening day.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Cornelia Pointing to her Children as Her Treasures, Angelica Kauffmann, Oil on Canvas, 1785.