The Mother Inlaw…

The Mother In-law


Long ago

Long, long ago

I vowed to be different

To discard the common trend

And leave judgement to Mother Nature

I was a girl yesterday

A wife and a mother today

With tender love I bore them all

I prayed to be there

When they start their own homes

To be a part of their moments

Good or bad

But I have turned to the old witch

To the owl that cry at dusk

The agent of destruction.


My son, I bore thee in love

My daughter in-law

Remember the circle of life

Once I was a young girl

Then I became a wife

I bore and suckled him

For you my daughter in-law

But you forget too quickly

And turn my blood against me

Think again of your acts and follies

Remember that someday in the future

Every action against me

Would be your worst nightmare

Your pain and your tears

My daughter in-law

The future awaits you

For life is a vicious circle


Peace and Love!

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22 thoughts on “The Mother Inlaw…

    • Oh, I can imagine. Glad that you got the message in the post. It’s really tough from where I come from except for a few women who appreciate their mothers in laws. Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate. πŸ™‚

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  1. I am a mother in law. I tried bending over backwards to gain a spot of tolerance within the ice cold heart of my daughter in law, spent whatever money I had to gain affection, opened my heart and home — all wasted.

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    • Oh! This is not a good case. I can imagine. Really, I know exactly what you are talking about. Sadly, this is the nightmare many mothers go through. It’s crazy that women should go through pain and hurt at such a time when they needed the love and affection of their children and their spouses. I am going to refine this poem… this was a hurried draft as it came to my mind. When I do, I will broadcast it ‘cos I feel pain when I see mothers go through this. Even my own mother… too. It’s disheartening. πŸ™‚ I hope God touches your daughter-inlaw to change her attitude. Xx

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      • Sadly mine is a lost cause. My daughter in law tried her best to make my son take away what my husband left to me. When my son didn’t agree to it, she has filed for divorce. At the moment my son’s marriage is over. The court takes a year to decide.
        I moved back to Houston to look after my son till he gets married again.

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      • Oh so sad. I am sorry about this. Well, let’s hope that his next marriage will be a better one where all parties will love and appreciate each other. Take it to God in prayers. Best wishes to you and your son. Hugs to you. Xx

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      • Thank you. I do hope that next time it’s better. You must have heard the old adage “Once bitten twice shy”.
        It works when both the parties mother in law and the daughter in law realize that they should respect their boundaries and work at the relationship. Otherwise it doesn’t work.

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      • You are right, it does take two to tango. Respect is reciprocal. It’s a two way traffic… everyone involved must sow a seed of accord, respect, love and trust for it to work. But be open minded with your potential daughter inlaw. Be at your best with her and hope to get the best from her too. I wish you better moments when this happens. Thank you for your insightful responses. I appreciate. Cheers. πŸ™‚

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  2. Love my daughters-in-law. I believe they love me. One chose to be an ex but I still love her and I know she loves me. She loves us; just wanted a different life style. And she sure did give me a couple great grandkids!


  3. More from me. I regret to say, I was not nearly as good to my mother-in-law as I should have been. No problem except that now I realize how much I lost by not opening up my vision in order to see what a great lady with amazing experiences she really was. I could/should have received her in ways that I made no effort to do. I’ll always be sorry for that.


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