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MOTHERS DAY,

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Below is the poem entitled MOTHERS DAY, which was written by poet Nola Perez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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MOTHERS DAY,

I remember, across the lake
in late afternoon taking playtime,
how visiting children in my line 
of vision gleefully hurled themselves 
into the water from a small dock
rocking summer, reinventing childhood's 
simple pleasure that did not cost 
an arm and a leg, (hopefully) -- the lake 
is shallow close to shore.  And, more,   
I thought of my small son in Atlanta 
so long ago, when challenged to dive
from a rocky ledge jutting out 
high over the Chattahoochie, how he 
called to me on the opposite bank, 
his courage stalled at the brink, 
the cold below, "Mom?" he called,
and then he braved it, (my breath held, 
my heart stopped), until he surfaced, 
smiling, to his life,  as if saying 
my name had saved it

                       --for Anthony

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  1. Date: 5/21/2012 1:39:00 PM

    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon Nola. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 5:36:00 AM

    Wow, this is beautiful..had me on the edge of my seat!!! Enjoyed!

    Perez Avatar Nola Perez Date: 5/21/2012 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my friend! You made my Monday morning as I just finished this poem. Nola