Who Rules The World?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA 92593

Where would we all be without Mothers?

My father always told me "Don't get between a mother and her cub." I think we all know what that means.

I'd like to share this poem I found about mothers. I have heard the expression "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world" since I was a child. It means... women are very powerful because they have the most influence in the development of a child's character and integrity and how they turn out as adults.

I didn't know the expression was the title of a poem whose author is William Ross Wallace 1819 - 1891. 

 

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is

The Hand That Rules The World

Blessings on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace,
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would that never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Infancy's the tender fountain,
Power may with beauty flow,
Mother's first to guide the streamlets,
From them souls unresting grow—
Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Blessings on the hand of women!
Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky—
Mingles where no tempest darkens,
Rainbows evermore are hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all Mothers. You are near and dear to all our hearts. 

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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®

Broker Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY 

11 South Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
 978-887-3995  ~ Office
 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Doug, and thanks for this lovely poem, which I'd never previously read from start to finish. My Mother's been gone 19 years, but she is still near and dear to my heart and very much missed on a day like today.

May 14, 2017 05:30 AM #1
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Doug Dawes How can anyone hope to top the content of the poem you included here in your post. Thanks for sharing!

May 14, 2017 05:51 AM #2
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 

Have a very Happy Mother's Day

May 14, 2017 05:56 AM #3
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Doug Dawes
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Happy Mother's Day Nina Hollander 

My mother passed on Mother's Day many, many years ago. I think she did to make sure we'd remember her...lol...A Mother is never forgotten

May 14, 2017 05:58 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Doug Dawes I love this post.... and thank you for sharing so many good thoughts and remembrances on this day....  

 

May 14, 2017 06:06 AM #5
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Doug Dawes
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You are most welcome Barbara Todaro Have a very enjoyable Mother's Day

May 14, 2017 06:07 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Doug. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

May 14, 2017 06:36 AM #7
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Love that poem Doug Dawes. Shame the sun and warmth could not come out today in New England

May 14, 2017 06:47 AM #8
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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So very true!  I love the commercial where the little girl tells the Dad that Mom is the Boss.  He says that he is the boss too, but she says no, Mom is the Boss, to which he finally has to agree it is the truth, haha.

May 14, 2017 06:51 AM #9
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Suzanne Strickler
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Doug Dawes - My Nana died 9 years ago today. She raised me the first years of my life so she was closer to me than usual. And I'm sure, like you, she knew we'd always remember her for that.  And oh so much more. I believe that The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that holds your heart. 

May 14, 2017 09:46 AM #10
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Wayne Martin 

And thank you for stopping by

May 14, 2017 10:48 AM #11
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Doug Dawes
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It looks like this week should be a warm up Scott Godzyk 

May 14, 2017 10:49 AM #12
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Doug Dawes
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Well, Brian England

When I was a kid in the 1950's It was like we had multiple mothers. All the mothers in the neighborhood had their eyes on us.

May 14, 2017 10:51 AM #13
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Suzanne Strickler 

I like the variation you presented. 

May 14, 2017 10:53 AM #14
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Lou Ludwig
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Doug

I'm going to go with the mothers rule the world.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 15, 2017 07:53 PM #15
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Hi Lou Ludwig 

My best wishes to you, sir. Mothers are vital to life.

May 15, 2017 08:56 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Doug what an awesome poem, glad you shared with us, Endre

May 15, 2017 09:58 PM #17
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So glad you like it Endre Barath, Jr. 

May 15, 2017 10:29 PM #18
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