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'nite Mom...

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'nite Mom...

Your loving persistence
mixed with blissful insistence
and reassuring assistance...
is always bestowed so sweetly.

Your charm is beguiling
giving me smooches while smiling
harken closely - and I’ll sing...
all of your praises quite neatly.

You are constantly there
amidst the angst and despair -
dulcet declarations repair...
the worrisome wounds in my head.

An endearing embrace
filled with affection and grace
gently put my fears in their place...
without one harsh word being said.

Mother,
I hear small unfortunates weep -
devoid of sweet lullabies at sleep
to cleanse the sting
in their heads and their chest.
Tasting the tears of their plight -
they clutch torn teddy bears at night
praying one day, they too, will be blessed.

Your unselfish concern
spoken aloud or taciturn
were the sweet lessons I’ve learned...
soft sonnets resound in my heart.

All the love you have shown
throughout the years as I’ve grown
has united my soul with your own...
never to be broken apart.

Your soothing warm trust
is always gentle and just
making it quite clear that one must...
"let your attributes shine like a gem.”

But at night, as I sleep
I hear unfortunates weep
pondering the gifts they would reap...
if I could show-and-tell share you
with them.

'nite, Mom…

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  1. Date: 4/5/2010 8:36:00 PM
    Congratulations, john, on your lovely tribute to your mom! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 6:06:00 AM
    Congrats John on your winning poem and placement in Debbie's contest.. a beautiful tribe to a lovely lady and a wonderful win for u to so enjoy... as u walk to the winners circle..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 4:25:00 AM
    This is a beautiful tribute to your Mom, John. It certainly reminds me of my mom. Thanks for sharing it. Very touching.-Robert

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 8:21:00 AM
    Congratulations John, on your success in Raul Moreno’s “Unspoken Words” contest with your poem. Mothers are loving. Your poem is wonderful. Your poetic skills excel. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 4:25:00 PM
    Wow...John, that fifth stanza especially, when I think of all the unfortunates who have never been blessed with such devotion....too many to count. How sad that the world can't be a place where all children and grown children, can feel so loved as this. This touches the heart. Love, Carrie Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 11:09:00 PM
    VEry tocuhing John, Congratulations on your win in Raul's contest. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 8:31:00 PM
    This is so beautiful and heartfelt John. I love it! Congratulations! Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 7:17:00 PM
    such a beautiful write. loved it.

  1. Date: 12/8/2008 6:27:00 AM
    Merry Christmas and joyous holidays to you also, John.:) This is lovely..a dedication and declaration of your love, to one whose beauty and warmth is reflected in the heart and soul of her son. She couldn't wish for a greater gift than your sweet thoughts and words. She is very fortunate, and we are also lucky to have you with us. Thanks John! Wishing you many smiles and heartfelt hugs. You're so very sweet and sincere! God bless you and yours...Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 8:01:00 AM
    This is just beautiful. A good mother couldn't be replaced for all the money in the world or fame....fortunately for us, ours were wonderful. Happy holidays John. Love Christie

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 4:35:00 AM
    There is no greater love than a mothers. This is a wonderful write and beautiful tribute to your mom. God bless. Love Robin

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 9:54:00 AM
    John. You must have had a wonderful mother. Lovely poem. My mother was killed when I was 8, so I don't have those lovely memories. You are lucky. And, thank you for the comments on "Silent House.' Patricia

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 1:13:00 PM
    I can only hope my children will feel this way someday. Beautiful tribute to a mother! My favorite line is "soft sonnets resound in my heart."

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 6:44:00 PM
    Even at my age I still envy those of you who had loving relationships with their mother. This is a beautiful tribute to an idyllic relationship that yes, indeed, some of "unfortunates" may still weep. Thank You, John for sharing your Mom with me ... smile

  1. Date: 10/19/2008 5:39:00 PM
    The bedside stories were always the final moment of saying goodnight with a hug. I like the figurative language and how they are intertwine into a unique rhyming pattern. This is inspiring and memory refreshing. It's certainly a dedication to all mothers. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 10/18/2008 2:46:00 PM
    a mother is a beautiful thing, they give of themselves whe they have no more to give, this is a great tribute to your mom, and a great write, you may enjoy reading my to the men of poetry soup, take care glad you are back, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 10/18/2008 1:49:00 PM
    Great poem John and even better to hear from you again. "If I could show-and-tell share you with them"...says it all1 Mom must be very proud od her talented son/poet. God bless and thanks for comments

  1. Date: 10/17/2008 3:17:00 PM
    Very beautiful. The depth of setiment brings tears. Amazing work, Sara

  1. Date: 10/16/2008 4:01:00 AM
    Awwww!!! From a mother of 5, and a daughter of a mother who died young, this poem really moved me on many levels. Thank you for sharing this, you made me heart rise into my throat. God bless, Kristin

  1. Date: 10/15/2008 11:14:00 PM
    This poem is truly blessed I can see the smile on her face, the pride in her eyes and feel the love in your hearts - Great job on this poem - God Bless