From My Mother’s Words

From My Mother's Words
From My Mother’s Words

Inevitably founded within my mind
a sense of morality, of right and wrong,
so entrenched in my being
by a mother whose belief was not religious
yet so stoically felt.

It was her words and actions
that defined my thoughts,
I can still hear her support echo, even now,
and it reminds me her intentions were pure
and her ideals worth everything.

Morality may be a religious convention,
but to me it is far more,
a spiritual connection to life, and with understanding
what’s right and what’s wrong
are just steps to a harmonious life.

It is a predilection within me,
a held belief from which I cannot stray,
for they are my parameters,
my expectations of myself in life,
kindness and honesty held closely despite the world.

I have tried to be a bad boy
just for the hell of it,
and each time it rebounds badly,
and I realise we cannot be what we are not,
so morality sits like an edifice within, and I abide its limits.

My life has been in search of truth,
to verify what has been seeded within,
and experience tells me life far easier and gratifying
when we treat all things in a righteous manner,
and kindness echoes relentlessly behind a smile.

This path began with my mother’s words,
and I have carried that on through my own children,
for this world needs compassion and understanding,
kindness and sharing a far better outcome,
for our lives and the future of humanity.

We each have a part to play in a change
that will transform the world,
upholding morality and living a life of kindness,
transformative beyond expectation,
and the more of us who adopt this life,
the faster the change.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

6 thoughts on “From My Mother’s Words

  • August 20, 2018 at 9:37 PM

    Beautifully expressed, Tony. Your mother was a wise woman and passed down a treasure chest of words. Such a lovely tribute to her and her legacy. You are a wonderful example of what your mother believed and taught – she gave us a gift with you. Excellent work. Take care.

  • August 21, 2018 at 1:28 AM

    Thank you Phyllis, yes she installed some important ideals in me, which I pass on to my kids and they to theirs. Cheers!

  • August 21, 2018 at 7:06 AM

    Upholding morality is difficult for many in this world Tony. However for those of us whose guiding loving gentle heart from a mother kept us on course and taught us morality, hopefully our children will be benefactors as well. Indeed you are a wonderful example and blessed be your dear mother who taught and guided you well. She is smiling proud fully over your soul daily my friend. Cheers

  • August 21, 2018 at 7:19 AM

    Much appreciated Vincent. She was a good woman, very honest and stoic in beliefs. I happily carry on her morality and sense of right. Cheers!

  • August 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Sounds like very sound advice. Though morality is a religious thought, I dont feel it is wholly religious. Knowing right from wrong is a common sense thing as much as it is a religious factor. Great words from mom. Nice work my friend.

  • August 21, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Glad you enjoyed it Paul, yes a common sense knowing that remains elusive for some people. Take care my friend.


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