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The Power of a Mom

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Tara Simms
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0 posted 01-23-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms


I asked you what you wanted
For birthday #6,
You had a couple of options
I told you to take your pick.

You thought it over,
Monster trucks or play in snow?
After much deliberation,
A road trip was the way to go.

I vowed to take you to the mountains
So we could frolic in the cold
I’d given you a promise,
You know it’s good as gold.

I know you want to make  
Snow angels on the ground.
But what am I to do?
There’s no snow to be found.

I look out the window
And see the flurries falling
You’re playing in your room,
Until you hear me calling.

“Look out the window and tell me
What it is you see.”
You look and laugh and clap your hands
“you made it snow for me!”

I grin and give you a kiss
Wrap you in my arms
I help you get all bundled up
So you’ll stay dry and warm.

Today I “made it snow”
Just to make your day,
The time will soon come
When you won’t get your way.

Then I won’t be so great,
Just ok as far as moms go.
But remember for your birthday gift,
I was able to make it snow.
************

This is for my son, Philip, who turned six on Thursday.  We had a wonderful day catching snow flakes on our tongues, having a snowball fight.  Tomorrow, we build the snowman!  
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1 posted 01-23-2000 01:04 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Tara.....You made it snow! That is one of the sweetest poems I have ever read! You should give that to your son when he is older. I just loved it!   -SEA
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2 posted 01-23-2000 01:15 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very cute, Tara.  
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3 posted 01-23-2000 02:57 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is so sweet! And mom's well they can do anything when they're that age. Put it away as a keepsake when he's older!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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Altameria
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4 posted 01-23-2000 03:02 AM       View Profile for Altameria   Email Altameria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Altameria's Home Page   View IP for Altameria

I'm at a loss for words, which is quite unusual for me. All I can find is "aahhhhhhh". Very cute and very sweet. Your son is very lucky to have such a loving and caring mom as you. May he remember that always.

pattie
rascalx
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5 posted 01-23-2000 06:03 AM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

I wish I could have seen the happiness on Philip's face when "you made it snow". That is too cute! I agree with WHtDove, you need to keep this and let Philip read it when he is older; the reactin he gives you then will be just as priceless  )
Bad Boy
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6 posted 01-23-2000 06:09 AM       View Profile for Bad Boy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bad Boy

This is very sweet.
You sound like a very proud mommy
What a lucky child he is to have a mother
that has so much love for him.


hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 01-23-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Tara...this brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face  
Tara Simms
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8 posted 01-23-2000 10:09 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Jeff, the look was one of sheer elation.  I felt like the all powerful wizard behind the curtain.  And like that wizard, I am also a fake.  

Bad Boy, Pattie, thank you very much.  I think I'm the lucky one to have such a great kid.

WhtDove and Sea, I have all my poems saved and the ones I write for my kids, I read to them.  I think those are their favorite "bedtime stories".  I will probably give it to him when he's 16 and hates me.  

Ruth and Balladeer, thank you.


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


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9 posted 01-23-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Tara, this was so cute....kids do think that Mom's can do anything at that age. Btw..he won't hate you at 16. You'll just think he does. I thought all of mine hated me too but boy!!!was I ever wrong! I may be biased (ya think?) but I think my kids are the greatest in the world and I'm sure you will feel the same way when yours are all grown up too.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 01-23-2000 10:49 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Tara,
Very cute, really enjoyed the read.
Julie Jordan Scott
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11 posted 01-23-2000 03:04 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

Dear Tara,

We have known each other long enough to know that you ARE a very powerful, complex, wonderful, gutsy, brave, amazing woman!  I have no doubt that your mind created that snow!  (With a little help from God who delights in the fact that He created YOU! and Phillip and Nicky too!)

It was almost a year ago that it snowed here in Bakersfield for the first time in over 40 years....that snow was one of Kathie's belated Christmas gifts!  She still believes that Santa sent it for her!  And who knows, perhaps he did!!!


 I am a Life Purpose Coach who specializes in assisting
men and women to clarify their Life Purpose and then in turn
live true to their purpose. After 5 years working with the
Severely Mentally Ill in County Mental Health, I gave up the
bureaucracy (and safe, secure blanket) of this environment
to pursue my own purpose and passion.

Denise
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12 posted 01-23-2000 03:08 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so precious, Tara!  It is filled with the wonder and delight of childhood and the love of a mother!

Denise
Tara Simms
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Julie, thanks sweetie.  It's amazing watching our kids the first time they get to play in the snow isn't it?  Last year about this time, it was in the 50's.  We were raking leaves and had a huge pile built up when Philip threw himself down in them and started flailing about.  I asked what he was doing and he replied "making leaf angels".  He doesn't let a lack of snow get in his way.  

WildChild, I read it to him this mornign and he asked me to print it for him in a card so he could keep it.  How wonderful!  

Seymour, Denise:  thanks for reading.
simplyYRREHS
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14 posted 01-23-2000 08:05 PM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

Tara~
No greater memories than right now...What a lovely poetic remembrance for YOU and your son.  Thanks for sharing!

 "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~Henry David Thoreau


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Cute poem! Now if I send you a plane ticket can you come out here and make it rain!?  
Tara Simms
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PDV, we'd be better off sending my youngest son, Nicky, out there. He's got the cutest little "rain dance" that he does!

Simply YRREHS,  thank you.  Yes today's events will make great memories for tomorrow, ones we will both cherish.
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The joy of children.  Wishing you the best in the days to come.  I am sure he will be great when he becomes of age as you are doing so well today  

 
I don't buy temporary insanity as they murder defense. Because
people kill people. That's and animal instinct. I think breaking
into someone's home and ironing all their clothes is temporary
insanity.


One Who Understands
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18 posted 01-24-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

That's absolutely beautiful

I can't wait to see if I can make it snow for my future children

Good luck with Frosty!
Echo Rhayne
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19 posted 01-24-2000 02:04 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

What's snow?  *grabbing dictionary*  ohhhhhh ok, would you like to send your son to me and he can do the rain dance and wish for snow so I can make it snow for him (hehe I mean ME) too *grin*  This is a very beautiful touching poem!  You must save it for him, can even save it and give it to him on his child's 6th birthday    Or iof he ever says he wants snow again    Very beautiful!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

Tara Simms
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First_Knight, Echo Rhayne,and One Who Understands:  Thank you all for reading this.

I'm in trouble now, though!  The snow has melted and this morning he asked me to make it snow for him again!  Uh oh!


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


RainbowGirl
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21 posted 01-24-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I bet it's a birthday that Philip will always remember as well...in 10 years time he'll say to you "Mum, there's a girl I really want to ask out but I think she'll say no, can you nake it happen just like you did the snow?"

The delights of children..

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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