Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO A YOUNG MOTHER, by HELEN DARBY BERNING

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TO A YOUNG MOTHER, by                    
First Line: Little mother, hold her tightly!
Last Line: I know! I know!
Subject(s): Time

Little mother, hold her tightly;
You would never guess how lightly
Slip the years,
And your tears
Too soon shall flow.

Little mother -- tired? Maybe.
But you still can clasp your baby
Closely near;
Oh, my dear,
Be glad it's so!

Little mother, Time goes reeling,
Womanhood too soon comes stealing;
It will make
Your heart ache --
I know! I know!

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