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My Mom

My mother was your average country mom
She wasn't gorgeous. Some might call her "plain"
But had the patience to diffuse a bomb
Her eyes grew narrow, when I caused her pain

She never raised her voice nor slapped my face
Still taught me right from wrong and not to lie
Made sure I bowed my head when dad said grace
Encouraged me to find new things to try

And even though she worked, twas not for greed
She took great pleasure from the "simple things"
She told me, "Faith in God," was all one needs
That real love doesn't come with any strings

My mother was as gentle as a dove
My prayer this Mother's Day, she knows she's loved

    by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 6/6/2017 11:06:00 AM
Our moms are god gift for us nice lines.
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Date: 6/1/2017 2:30:00 AM
Smart lady, I like her! and your sonnet!
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Date: 5/31/2017 4:29:00 PM
What a lovely tribute to your mother. I am so lucky mine is still here and will be 90 this year. love phyl
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Date: 5/28/2017 3:58:00 PM
nothing can be more loving than a heartfelt ovation for a mother.. splendid sonnet deserving of a POTD, daniel.. wow.. huggs
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Date: 5/26/2017 5:44:00 PM
DT, what a nice thing to say to your mom. I lost mine six months ago and I couldn't tell how much I loved her.... I miss her so much...
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Date: 5/25/2017 1:43:00 PM
Hi Daniel, this is such a beautiful tribute to your Mother. It got me teary-eyed as I read your words and felt the same sentiments about my own Mom. A belated congratulations on POTD - so well-deserved a 7! Hugs. Pandita
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Date: 5/25/2017 11:42:00 AM
You did a nice tribute to your mom.I commented on this poem on the Poetry Soup Face book site. So this is my second time commenting on this poem. It is a lovely poem.
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Date: 5/25/2017 12:06:00 AM
Let us honor our mothers...well done brother.
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Date: 5/24/2017 9:27:00 PM
Oh Danny...this is so sweet. It makes me wish I had known her. But, I know she must have been great because she has such a great son. Isn't it wonderful to know you will meet again in heaven because you know you will.
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Date: 5/23/2017 5:45:00 PM
You're truly blessed to have your mom. She sounds like a wonderful lady! Such a heartfelt poem. :)
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Date: 5/21/2017 7:59:00 PM
Just coming back around to ask how you are doing. I hope things are going great for you!!
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Date: 5/18/2017 5:07:00 PM
"Show me the child until they are seven and I'll show you the man." Sounds like your Mom did a wonderful job Daniel.
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Date: 5/16/2017 10:12:00 AM
Hi Daniel, belated Congratulations on your poem of the day. A well deserved accolade for this wonderful form. A wonderful tribute Sonnet to your mother. They are the most wonderful people Daniel. This one s a definite seven and a fave. Your Friend Always....Mike.
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Date: 5/15/2017 7:43:00 PM
This is lovely Daniel. A perfect POTD for Mother's Day. A 7 from me!
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Date: 5/15/2017 6:28:00 PM
Beautiful poem dedicated to your mom, Daniel... congratulations on POTD
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Date: 5/15/2017 12:34:00 AM
Beautiful sentiments Daniel, such is the love of a Mom and you experienced the full measure of it. Congratulations on the POTD...Maria
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Date: 5/14/2017 7:59:00 PM
Lovely sentiment DT, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Date: 5/14/2017 7:19:00 PM
What a wonderful tribute you paid her in this touching poem that is so deserving of PotD. Congratulations Daniel:) Amitiés
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Date: 5/14/2017 6:08:00 PM
Your mother sounds so precious and has (had) her feet on the ground. ! I do love your poem. A 7 and fav.
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Date: 5/14/2017 5:56:00 PM
I'm sure she knows it Daniel, she raised a good son and you have paid tribute to her in this delightful poem that has been awarded POTD. Congratulations.
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Date: 5/14/2017 2:09:00 PM
This is so beautiful Daniel. You honor her with this loving tribute on Mother's Day. Congratulations on your poem being chosen for POTD! 7 ; )
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Date: 5/14/2017 12:53:00 PM
- A mother with love, Daniel - Beautiful and honest - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/14/2017 9:32:00 AM
Congrats Danny on this well deserve potd... xoxo :) Kina
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Date: 5/14/2017 9:20:00 AM
It would also be really nice if someone commented on the limerick I just made... It's kinda rare for an 11-Year-Old to get a comment these days! It would make my day :) <3
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Date: 5/14/2017 10:26:00 AM
Yay! Another 11 year old on this site!
Date: 5/14/2017 9:19:00 AM
Back to say Congratulations Daniel! :)
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