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Finding the Right Card for my Mom

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netswan
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0 posted 05-11-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Author's note - as I grew up there was never
a Mother's Day Card that fit my mom - so for
years I had to write my own, and still do.

To Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom
May it bring you joy
with visits from your
daughters and your sons

May each of them love you
for the woman you are now
and start afresh and forget
the past of what we perceived
a mother should be

Every child has an idea
of what life is all about
we judged you too harshly
of that I don't doubt

We were children with thoughts of our own
of what a mother was suppose to be
we expected too much from you
of that many of us can see

We wanted a mom to defend us
with the strength only a mother can
loving arms and decent meals
and being carefully tucked in

Life is not a bowl of roses
and not a single one of us does it right
but I see that you have grown wiser
as each day turns to night

For many years now it seems
you have stood by my side
and became the ferocious tigress
that I always wanted in my dreams

The mom that we expected to guard us
with all her motherly might
has become a pillar of strength
a beacon - our shining light

Thank you, for the gift of life
and the many things for us you did
and for being such a tigress grandma
protecting all of our kids

And best of all, Mom
thank you for being my
closest and dearest friend
for you, my love will never end

netswan


© Copyright 2000 Teresa King - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-11-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

You spoke from your heart Netswan, and no Hallmark card could hold a candle to what you've written with such caring and devotion.  This is a wonderful and unique poem ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
brian madden
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2 posted 05-11-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

MOTHER'S DAY? oh dear I totally forgot, shame on me! thanks for reminding me. A beautiful poem.
Kellsue
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3 posted 05-11-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

What a beautiful poem to your mother!!!  She's lucky to have you, just like by your poem you are VERY lucky to have her!

~Kelly


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Janet Marie
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4 posted 05-11-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Swan this is so lovely and kind.
not all families fit into the manufactured
images of Leave it to Beaver and so many times those cards in the stores dont work.
so glad to see the healing and changes this poem speaks of.
take care, jm
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5 posted 05-11-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Teresa,
What a wonderful sentiment. I'm sure your mom will love this.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

CocoBaci
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6 posted 05-12-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Swan, why is it that every verse you write
Tuggs beneath my heart
This poem you have shared today
Is quite a jewel .. most deserving to a Mom.
CocoBaci
netswan
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7 posted 05-13-2000 02:59 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Wow you guys. I showed your comments to my mom and it made her cry ----)

hugs to all of you, and thank you for your
comments.

Netswan
JamesMichael
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8 posted 05-13-2000 07:15 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Netswan you have described a lovely mom and grandma with wonderful words straight from an appreciative and loving daughters heart.  James
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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9 posted 05-13-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

This is wonderful.  I hope it's all right if I share it with my mother!  Beautiful!
lucky
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10 posted 05-13-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Netswan,

Thanks so much for the email up late. This brings so many tears to eyes... But at least I still have Rosemary's mom... Sheesh, where are we going..? What am I wearing..? What are we going to talk about..? Did we get a card..? Sakes alive... what are all these thoughts. Guess you rocked me socks again.



 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
WolfsMate
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11 posted 05-13-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for WolfsMate   Email WolfsMate   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WolfsMate

This is beautiful.

 "You never have to worry...Never fear for I am near"
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