How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #7 Archive
 ~*Mom, I Only Wish You Knew*~
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

~*Mom, I Only Wish You Knew*~

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Honeybee
Member Ascendant
since 12-26-1999
Posts 5512
Ontario, CANADA


0 posted 05-25-2000 03:09 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Honeybee

I haven't shown this to my Mom yet, I thought that I would share it here first and see if it is good enough  


~*Mom, I Only Wish You Knew*~

I only wish you knew...
How nice it was to have somewhere to go after nightmares,
or to have someone to listen to me when I really didn't have much to say

I only wish you knew...
How reassuring you were when you wiped my tears, hugged me and kissed my cheek, telling me that the "scary" lightening outside my window, was only God moving His furniture in Heaven and that the rain was His tears of joy because I was alive in this world

I only wish you knew...
How much I loved it when you went bike riding with me, skipped and played games with me and when you sat on the floor and played Barbies with me, although you were very tired because you worked all day

I only wish you knew...
How much it meant to me when you made sure that my clothes were cleaned and ironed before the "big" event, even though I waited until the last minute to tell you that I needed them

I only wish you knew...
How much it meant to me when you let me take the car out for a night on the town, even though you stayed awake the whole time listening for me to pull into the driveway at 4 am

I only wish you knew...
How much I appreciate all the nice things that you bought me, so that I could be "cool,"
even though you had much more important things to spend money on,
and how I now realize that you sacrificed buying yourself anything new, just so I could be happy,
and you did make me so very happy

I only wish you knew...
How good it was to hear your voice on the phone when I called from a party late at night, for you to pick my friends and I up, even though you were just falling asleep

I only wish you knew...
How much it meant to me that you allowed me to cancel our plans at the last minute so that I could go on a date or go out with my friends,
although you stayed home...alone,
I realize now that you were my truest friend of all

I only wish you knew...
That although our life with my father was agony,
I am glad that I had you to hold my hand through it
and tell me that everything was going to be alright,
believe me, I know the truth,
he stole my spirit away from me,
but, you gave it back to me,
you swallowed my tears, digested my pain and your own,
you gave me wings, and now I soar
because you believed in me.
I am very proud of you,
and of your achievements,
you still worked hard to achieve your dreams and make a difference,
you still stood tall
especially when no one believed in you,
you are the strongest, most loving and amazing person I know

I only wish you knew...
How much I love you, respect and adore you,
even though I don't always show it

I only hope that when I am your age,
I am as beautiful, as intelligent and as successful as you are.
You never cease to amaze me,
you have set an example of what a Mother and a woman should be like,
you are the greatest poet of all time,
whose words are your love, gentleness and dedication,
you are the most beautiful person, inside and out, who has ever graced this earth - there will never be anyone like you

Mom, my friend, my hero, I only wish you knew that I do remember everything that you have ever done for me,
and I thank you so much,
more than words can express

By Melissa Honeybee


[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 05-25-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Melissa P. Long-Monette - All Rights Reserved
MagnoliaBlue
Member
since 05-12-2000
Posts 387


1 posted 05-25-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for MagnoliaBlue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MagnoliaBlue

Good enough ?
This is perfect!
Wonderful!
Magnificent!
Special and sweet!
I can't find the words to tell you how great this is.
Give it to your mom...
she will burst with pride and happiness.

I am happy that you both have that love and connection. Congrats!


MBlue


 
Honeybee
Member Ascendant
since 12-26-1999
Posts 5512
Ontario, CANADA


2 posted 05-25-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Magnolia Blue:

Thank you so much for your kind reply.  I will definately show this to my Mom  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


3 posted 05-25-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Melissa~
What a beautiful daughter you are.
Your mother will be ecstatic !
She will know that all her love and caring was so tenderly appreciated.
It's so wonderful to have a parent that loves you like no one will ever love you.
I happen to think she's done a spectacular job ... and you can tell her so for me !!
Lots of admiration I have for your loving spirit ... you make 'happy' a nice place to be.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Irie
Senior Member
since 12-01-1999
Posts 1526
Washington State


4 posted 05-25-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Mellisa dear....you should have warned us that we'd
need a box of Kleenex before we read this!
This is absolutely beautiful!!!  
I hope that she is able to read it here so she can
see that you've told the enitre world how you feel!
Excellent Mellisa!
netswan
Senior Member
since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


5 posted 05-25-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

netswan walks in and generously starts handing out tissue to those in need --)

OH Melissa --what a lovely thuoghtful
daughter to have noticed what sacrifices
mother's make.  Your mother will cry and
cry over this poem in sheer happiness.
HURRY give it to her.

~netswan
Honeybee
Member Ascendant
since 12-26-1999
Posts 5512
Ontario, CANADA


6 posted 05-26-2000 07:46 AM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Thank you so much for the sweet replies, I didn't expect so much praise, it means a lot!  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
Kit McCallum
Administrator
Member Laureate
since 04-30-2000
Posts 16920
Ontario, Canada


7 posted 05-26-2000 03:14 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Melissa Honeybee ... do not wait another minute!  Every mother should be blessed to receive such words of appreciation and gratitude from their child ... you've said it  so beautifully ... perfectly ... lovely!

Best wishes,
/Kit
LngJhnAg
Member Elite
since 07-23-99
Posts 3654
Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


8 posted 05-26-2000 03:26 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Melissa

If you print out this poem and give it to your mother, be sure you use acid free paper, because your mother is going to keep this poem for the rest of her life, and she will need it on paper that can last a lifetime.  You wonder if it is good enough?  If you were your mother, would you want even a single word changed?  I think not.  This is an incredible tribute.
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #7 >> ~*Mom, I Only Wish You Knew*~ Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors