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In Celebration of Mothers

I celebrate wonderful mothers 
who always put the needs 
of their children first,
the single mothers who 
especially must sacrifice 
to help their children survive 
and thrive with little money
coming in, yet finding ways
to make them feel they fit in.

I celebrate mothers who dole 
out love in great abundance
and always take the time
to listen to their children's
concerns and problems
with sage advice that comes
from wisdom's experience.

I celebrate the grandmothers
who have stepped in to raise
their grandchildren when
their daughters can't or won't.
These are Earth's angels.

I celebrate the step-mothers
who raise their stepchildren
without any reservation,
loving them as their own.
They've earned a place in heaven.

I celebrate adoptive mothers
who raise their adopted children
with the same acceptance and 
love a birth mother bestows.
They are God's gracious gifts.

I celebrate the mothers who have
lost their children, through death,
kidnapping or by any other loss.
Their suffering cannot be gauged.
Let them receive blessed peace.

I celebrate the dear daughter in laws
who have become beloved daughters 
as they become mothers to their mother
in law’s precious grandchildren.

I celebrate the foster mothers
who give abused and orphaned
children a temporary loving home.
They have a direct line to the divine. 

I celebrate great grandmothers
who continue to teach their
daughters, granddaughters,
and great granddaughters, by
example, how to be great mothers.

I especially celebrate the homeless
mothers living on the streets, through
circumstances beyond their control, 
who somehow manage to 
keep their families together.

I celebrate those mothers who live
in impoverished countries who have
starved to make sure their children
have enough food to keep them alive.
Blessed mothers who’ve died for that sake,
and for those who have died giving birth.

I celebrate the time, effort and selfless
love bestowed upon every lucky
child who has been given the
precious gift of a loving mother!

A heartfelt Happy Mother's Day to all!

© Connie Marcum Wong

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  1. Date: 5/22/2015 1:26:00 PM

    It’s a great tribute to Mothers all over the world. In this sweet write dear friend you have touched heart of all Mothers. The sacrifice of a mother in bringing up the child is so much so that it lots still remains but you have touched almost everyone in your beautiful poem. Connie I have placed a Blog today with a small request to promote my Short Video film in an international contest. Your Vote would help me lot. Pl go through it & watch the Video & give your vote as you find the short film.
  1. Date: 5/20/2015 11:46:00 PM

    This a beautiful penned tribute to mothers all over the world! Connie it was like I was reading a mother's day card. You get a 7 from me. - Alexis
  1. Date: 5/13/2015 12:43:00 AM

    I was raised by a single mother and I don't know where I would be now if it wasn't for her... Your poem is a beautiful honoring of all mothers who put their children first. An excellent write, Connie!
  1. Date: 5/12/2015 2:20:00 PM

    Your words say it all by evoking loving thoughts within the reader's consciousness, raising our awareness of a mother's love for children. Congratulations on poem of the day, well deserved! Emile. #7
  1. Date: 5/12/2015 7:58:00 AM

    Connie, Congratulations on Poem of the Day!! Absolutely the perfect poem for Mother's Day and a great selection for POTD!! This one's a "7" + FAV!! Best Always, Gary
  1. Date: 5/12/2015 3:04:00 AM

    I LOVE the way you start each verse of this exquisite tribute with 'I celebrate' and especially identify with verse six as my late wife lost her baby boy just after he turned 21. SHE was the stronger of us two and lent total support when I gave in to the grief, simply could not function and almost went under....Thanks for this my friend - Tim
  1. Date: 5/12/2015 12:24:00 AM

    An amazing poem!Great tribute to all the mothers Connie.Thanks for visiting my page.
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 10:08:00 PM

    I knew when I read this poem the first time that it was destined to be POTD! Well done dear friend -- I have already made it a fav and I plan to read it often. Much love and light.
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 8:51:00 PM

    Congratulations on poem of the day Connie
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 8:34:00 PM

    Great write Connie...from a father....Peter P.S. I think you'd enjoy the British film "Cathy come home"
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 8:22:00 PM

    Connie, You are far much more then just a poet. You are a philosopher, scholar, advisor and many more things. I wish that I had at least one tenth of all of your understanding. It would be a great start for me and my poetry writing. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 5:04:00 PM

    Such a wonderful, loving tribute to all mothers, whoever they are, in so many different circumstances, Connie! Congrats on your lovely poem being selected Poem of the Day! 7+Fav. Hugs, Sandra
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 11:10:00 AM

    Perfect Connie!
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 10:47:00 AM

    a delightful tribute Connie many congrats on poem of the day:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 8:30:00 AM

    beautiful tribute Connie. well i love my mom despite everything... and i dream that someday il be a mom too.. :) congratz!~olive eloisa
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 7:23:00 AM

    Congrats Connie on your POTD !!!... Bev :)
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 7:16:00 AM

    - Connie, what a beautiful poem! (7) - Congratulations on your: P.O.T.D. !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 6:19:00 AM

    Connie, what a beautiful tribute to all mothers, 7, and congratulations on having it selected as Poem Of The Day
  1. Date: 5/11/2015 12:16:00 AM

    Wow great tribute to all mothers, grandmothers and those whom are the motherly figures around the world I give you a seven, great job, cheri d ps happy mothers day to you also
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 5:37:00 PM

    Hi Connie this is a wonderful tribute to motherhood written with heart and soul. To me the image of a mother represents 'love unconditional' I enjoyed your poem, my friend....peter. a seven from me on this one
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 2:58:00 PM

    this is an outstanding tribute to all mothers of all types everywhere. SEVEN
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 2:44:00 PM

    Oh Connie, I love this so much!! You have touched many who are a part of my life, and those who are not, but who have my deepest admiration and respect for the sacrifices, love and effort that is put into being mothers. This is so wonderful !
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 11:59:00 AM

    Connie, a blessing to read this poem.. Have a nice day. Forever *SKAT* (happy mothers day)
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 6:15:00 AM

    You have covered so much in this one..I saw my mother who adopted me at eighteen months lose her two biological sons and she had lost her only biological daughter in infancy..We never know what life will place on us..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 5:41:00 AM

    A happy Mother's Day to you Connie, and to all those who are worthy mothers in their own ways. Your tribute-poem says it all. It's always a pleasure stopping by to read your works. #7 All the best. // paul
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 10:58:00 PM

    Wow such a beautiful tribute in simple yet profound words... a salute to all the mothers... #7... thank uou for visitin my poem finding love and for your nice words.. nad
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 10:44:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing this great gem of a write. A very beautiful tribute to mothers A top favorite for me. 7
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 9:42:00 PM

    A beautiful tribute to all mothers...Happy Mother's Day ....Tim
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 8:43:00 PM

    Connie, I believe you have covered all the possible ways a woman can play the role of a mother. Such kind empathy in your write. 7. Happy mother's day to you too! HUgs! Kim :)
  1. Date: 5/9/2015 7:40:00 PM

    Connie this is the sweetest poem for mother's day! Your tender heart is evident in the words you've expressed for all mothers. Fav from me too. God bless you Connie and happy mother's day. Hugs x
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