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Happy Birthday, Mom

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy birthday, Mom
I wonder how many years have passed by
Since I gave you my first tenuous smile 
Since you steadied my first faltering step
Since the first time I called you "Mommy"
You are the place I came from
You are my first home
You are an angel in human form
Who lives inside my laughter
And crystallized in my every tear drop

I want to thank you 
For your heart, faith and hope
For teaching me right from wrong
For your tender care and warm hugs
For all your steadfast love
For filling my days with rainbow lights
For all the times we have shared
For always being there in my time of need
For helping me deal with life's stresses
For helping me accept my defeats
For everything you have done
For you made me a woman I am

One birthday after another
They seem faster each year
I just want you to know that
The years you devoted to me, 
You can trust, were worthwhile.

Happy Birthday, Mom.
You are the best Mom a daughter could have.




~For my Mom's B'day @July 12

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 4:02:00 PM
    'Rainbow lights'...BEAUTIFUL as is the whole poem...Lucky daughter, lucky mom too! - Tim

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Based on this poem, in and of itself, I sense that your mom was a wonderful person. Since it is obvious that you truly feel this way, you and your mom are a very lucky couple. May the circle be unbroken.

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Very, very touching!!! Your mom would love this. I had to do the same thing for my Mom (though that was a surprise) on her b-day when I was there. It was just monumental to see the smile on her face. Beautifully done!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/13/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HA! Yes, precisely! =D I'm confident she will.
    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/13/2013 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anything for our special cancer lady, right DD..? :D I really hope my mom would love this..
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 6:23:00 PM
    How very beautiful. I am faving this one. In S2 L12 is there a word 'you' missing?

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/12/2013 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ah...yaaa...*edited* ~ thank you for reminding me, Suz! Guess I was in somnolent state while posting this poem..so glad you noticed. And thank you for making this as one of your fave..I feel honored :)) *Hug ~Shirley