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Read Poems by Tom Valles

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The Homemaker

She works around the clock it seems
Washing clothes and cleaning things.

At times content, at times despairing,
But always there and always caring.

Taking on the daily tasks, 
Responding to the voice that asks:

“Mom, have you….” you know the rest.
But do you know how mothers bless?

Mothers run a home, that’s true.
But there’s much more to what they do.

Beyond the making of a house 
They make a life, they lift a spouse.

They raise up doctors, raise up teachers.
They raise managers and preachers.

They raise architects, and builders,
Soldiers, presidents, center fielders.

Every daughter, every son;
The homemaker shaped every one.

Our lifetimes bear a mother’s seal,
Because mothers, make love real.

Copyright © Tom Valles | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 5/12/2017 2:28:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to mothers! :-)