by Gerald Boerner
We raise a joyful voice to you, our mothers, on this special day… Without you, our days would not be. Bathed in the light of your eyes and the cheerfulness of your voice, we walk the path through life with your guidance. An now you have gone ahead to prepare the way for us into eternity!
Think about you mother on this day and whenever you might be down. Post this poem by the computer, by the phone, or anywhere else you may receive news, good or bad. Let it be the elixir of life that keeps us going. GLB
Ode to Mom
Poet Wayne F. Winters
My mom was always there for us through good times or bad.
Anything we needed she made sure that we had.
For Halloween she’d dress us up like a pirate or a ghoul
For Easter she would hide those eggs and chocolate bunnies too.
Our birthday cake always home baked and decorated too
The frosting spread with loving strokes as only she could do.
Each flower and each letter had to be put on just so
A masterpiece with candles lit, "Make a wish and blow."
Doctor Mom was ready for each cut and every sprain.
And somehow just a kiss from mom would get rid of the pain.
She didn’t need a white lab coat her housedress did just fine
And when you left her "office" you felt better every time.
For Christmas and Thanksgiving you could count on quite a treat.
Roast turkey or a baked ham and of course some homemade sweets.
She’d be in the kitchen for hours on those days
To show how much she loved us in every single way.
So here’s to mom on mother’s day,
I wrote this so you’d know
How much I love you every day, even if it doesn’t show.
I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above.
For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love.
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