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Mother's Day


I have written many poems, Mother darling
Describing the wonder mother that you were.
But since each reader will declare
His mother far beyond compare,
He wants to read a poem about her.

He wants the world to know about her  patience
And how she carefully controlled her willful child. 
Whenever he would stray
She would turn him on his way
In direction that would keep him undefiled.

She put so much love in dishes set before him
That they nourished both his body and his soul.
Though he never understood
How so easily she could
Add everything he needed to that bowl.

In the evening she would linger by his bedside.
Read a story and then listen to his prayer.
And if in the dark of night 
He awakened with a fright,
He knew his loving mother would be there.

So I hope you don’t mind sharing honors, Mother
With those others thought of lovingly today.
They are still sending their love
From the Heavens up above
And guiding their dear children on their way.

 
5/9/13

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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Beautiful poem on mother. Congrats on your win. Loved always.....,bl

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. AO

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 6:37:00 AM
    This is a very lovely poem. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:03:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS, Joyce! Thank you for the nice and wonderful heartfelt poem about mom's. ~LOVE~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:08:00 AM
    You and Linda have written two nice poems on mother's day with a special feminine sensibility. I am male and I admire women so gently involved in poetry and with such a great quality!

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Hello Sweet Joyce, :-) I'm taking this moment to wish you an early Happy Mother's day. Just in case, I can't hang around the soup past Saturday Night. May you enjoy all the blessings a mother engraves in our hearts. About your poem: I love it, in the most beautiful way... I posted a mothers day poem today. Hope you stop by and read the poem.. it's called Summers Eve' always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Joyce a tremendous poem mothers. Thanks for sharing. My Mother was only 62 when she died, and i do miss her so. Happy Mother's Day. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 3:05:00 AM
    - Joyce, this is the most beautiful mother's day poem I have read!!! - Thank you. - Have yourself a beautiful mother's day Joyce! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:42:00 PM
    Joyce; This is a beautiful poem for Mother's day. wheather they are alive or dead. I am sure that they watch over us. My real mom, passed last September. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day.... Lucilla