A Mother’s Love Is Like No Other


by Sara Martinez, United World College Maastricht
July 18th, 2018


I wrote this poem through the eyes of an orphan who gets adopted; inspired by the story of my little brother whom I am infinitely thankful for.

A mother’s love is like no other
A mother’s love is like no other
But the beauty of birth was concealed
Only heard the echoes of thunder
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A mother’s love is like no other
A mother’s love is like no other
But you made me walk on ashes
You burned me to my core

No feet to walk

No strength to crawl
No tears to cry
You took my everything
You took my life
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You left me behind
In complete defeat
You left me to die
Didn’t want my heart to beat
Where are your senses, where is your soul
Maternal instinct?
A bond in a black hole
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The doctors found my fragile frame
Stitched me back piece by piece
I will never be repaired
This scar is too big to treat
Why would you do such a thing to me
Did the stork fail his delivery?
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A mother’s love is like no other
A mother’s love is like no other
I was alone for days
In need of your warm embrace
I never saw you again
I don’t know your name
I don’t remember your face
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I was taken to a place
Where there were more like me
Left behind
We were our only family
No dads to make us bold
No moms sang us to sleep
Just the young unwanted
Spotted desolate on the streets
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A mother’s love is like no other

A mother’s love is like no other
I do not have a mom
I do not have a mother
Who knew what it felt like
That’s all I thought about under my covers
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With desperate desires for milk and honey
We followed routines that drove us to insanity
It wasn’t long before they took the smallest away
But the chains of us older ones
Were bound not to break free
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Why don’t they pay attention to us
Why can’t somebody care for me
Will I ever feel cherished
Or will I die a mystery
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On Thanksgiving Day, they had news for me
I would meet my new family
Uncontrollable tears ran down my face
A perfect gift
Given by His wondrous Grace
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A Brother, a Sister, a Dad, and a Mom
Who welcomed me in with unimaginable love
Let me spread out my wings alongside the dove
A mother’s love is like no other
A mother’s love is like no other

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