Wednesday, May 2, 2018

meat, poultry, fish, eggs--By Lois Greene Stone--United States

meat, poultry, fish, eggs

Why was food equated
with love?  When
frozen was a fantasy,
and ration books
reality, preparation
seemed to suggest
nurturing.  But
why did I hear
that children were
starving abroad
if I preferred to
ignore what my
mother had spent
several hours
cooking?  Meals
had nothing in
common with
her unconditional

(first published at Shemom)                          

Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book anthologies.  Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.


  1. Dear Lois,

    The unconditional love of a mother is most precious. Thank you for sharing your poem.

    Best wishes,

  2. Hi Lois. I really enjoyed your poem. It is unique in its presentation, which is what makes it a true gem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!


  3. Very good Lois,
    I believe food is one of the many ways of a mothers loving nutritional care to those she loves.
    Knight Writer