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Let Me Be Your Friend - Mothers' Day Recall

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Let Me Be Your Friend - Mothers' Day Recall

For Wanda, and all mothers --- I can't forget the feeling when first I heard you cry. I couldn't understand you though, I wanted, so, to try. Bewildered tears ran down your face. I couldn't tell you then. Now I think you understand that's how a life begins. A tiny little baby so helpless and so weak -- Already had some things to say, but, knew not how to speak. Forced into a different world than that from which you came - You had to face a brand new life before you knew your name. A mother's love surrounded you in the world from which you came. And, as you grow, from day to day, I hope you'll feel the same. As time goes passing by, I hope we'll not pretend, Let me be there when you cry - Just let me be your friend. Both a student and a teacher in your life, I want to be. There are things that you can learn from me, and some you can teach me. Wherever life may take you, a mother's love I'll send. So, when you really need someone, just let me be your friend. My child, I hope you understand that I don't know it all. At times along uncertain roads, you may see me trip and fall. So, I hope you'll be there too, if I should need to mend. And, whether happiness or sorrow comes, please let me be your friend. ©Copyright Jacob Payne, 1982 All Rights Reserved Author's Comments: "Why God gave this to me, I'll never know. It is the emotion I believe most mothers feel. It was 1982 and I was driving alone from Houston to Waco where Wanda and Joan, my wife and daughter, were to meet me. I started thinking over and over about mothers and children. I remember scribbling on a pad lying on the passenger’s seat of the car as I drove along the interstate (a practice I certainly don't recommend). By the time I reached Waco, the poem just needed cleaning up and polishing up...... Jake"

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:15:00 PM
    A very beautiful story! There is no better gift than that of friendship. I consider you to be one of mine!...Very well written!...I have a poem that I wrote for my Mom, titled, "Words Of Encouragement". You might enjoy it....Thank you so much for the kind comments!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 9/9/2013 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kelly, my sweet friend. I'm honored to be counted among your friends.... May the years be as kind to you as they have to me.... Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Beautiful. As a mother it really is the way I feel and could not put to words,so thank you. You have a wonderful and beautiful way with words. You have touched my heart once again.

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:56:00 AM
    Very well written. Well done Posey. Thanks for this heartfelt quill. Congrats on deserved win. AO

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/18/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your comment. Your visit is ov great value to me.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:07:00 AM
    I so enjoyed reading this one again. It shows how deep emotions cross gender barriers. In the end the truth is love and God is Love. Keep him in your heart and everything else in your life will have color and meaning. This poem is one of the favorites for me.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/17/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, sir. I remember well my inadequate feeling in writing this. But the choices I had were either write or not write... I'm glad I chose to write.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:07:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN! Thank you for the nice and wonderful heartfelt poem about mom's. ~LOVE~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 6:26:00 AM
    absolutely amazing write!!! so beautiful and inspiring!! thank you Jake :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/14/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Cortney. I appreciate your kind comment. When I wrote this I knew I was taking the words from the mouths of many mothers.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 3:31:00 AM
    Jake, this truly is a beautiful poem and so well written, with such feeling and conviction. God bless, Maureen

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/12/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maureen, thanks for your comment. I felt like a surrogate in writing this. If a mother had written it, it would have been twice as beautiful....Jake
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Stunning John...

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/12/2013 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks sweetheart. Simple comments of praise are genuinely appreciated.... Love ya... Jake
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Simply beautiful and perfect for Mother's Day. I'm all goose-bumpy and teary-eyed here. Well worth another read, John. Nice work, my friend. Licia :-)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/11/2013 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    many thanks for the visit. I'm glad you liked this... Hugs to ya... Jake
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:24:00 AM
    john, I really enjoyed your story about how you came by this poem. Guess what? I have done this exact same thing. Scribbled down thoughts that came as I was driving. but I keep my eyes on the road while I am doing it and you should see the chicken scrawl I have to decipher when I get home!!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/11/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah Sweetheart, My handwriting isn't that great to begin with. The scribbling of mine looks as if I was standing on my head.... Thanks for the visit.... Hugs to ya...... Jake
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:57:00 AM
    - John, I enjoyed this very much, lovely. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/8/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You, Anne. I always enjoy your comments..... Jake
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 6:10:00 PM
    I think you should be very proud of this heartwarming poem. I see the mothers are particularly moved by your exquisite words. I am glad you decided to introduce this poem to us.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/7/2013 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my friend. I write some material for holidays and try to recall them as they follow the calendar... There are a couple more coming up for Memorial Day... Your visits are always encouraging.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Oh, I love it, Jake :). It captured a parent's love beautifully. Great one!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/5/2013 3:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Toquyen, my dearest, your comments are always welcome. They are heartwarming. Without your comment my work seems incomplete..... Love ya...... Jake
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 6:33:00 PM
    A deep write! Me too I always write on the steering wheel while driving when on a road trip LOL [lucky we are still alive!] Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/3/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit, Debbie. We can't control when the ideas come to us and if I don't write them down, I'll forget them... Say!!, maybe I'll get a pocket recorder to capture all my creative thoughts.... Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Excellent poem, masterfully written. Thanks for your visit. Terry.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/3/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Terry, I thank you for your very kind comments... I take great comfort in knowing you have read my work.... Love and hugs.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Very beautiful and touching write, this was really an inspiration that needed to be expressed, thank you for sharing it Jake xxx

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/3/2013 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, sweet Rose, Your comments feed my creativity.... Love ya..... Jake