To You Mother, Happy Mother’s Day

To you Mother, I write you this rhyme.

To you mother, thanks for your love, help, and time.

Thanks for keeping me warm those nine months you carried.

though I may have made you nauseous and weak and wearied.

Thanks for giving me comfort all those times that I cried.

Since I was a baby to adulthood, you still dry my eyes.

I may have fought, screamed and wailed.

Through it all, your love never failed.

You held me up and taught me to stand.

When I wasn’t sure, you held my hand.

You encouraged my dreams, the big ones and small.

You let me spread my wings to accomplish them all.

You taught me compassion, empathy, you taught me to care.

You taught me to laugh, to play, to help, and to share.

Now I’m a mother, and I thank you so much.

For all your guidance, support, your love, and your touch.

So to you my mother, there’s not much more left to say.

Happy Mother’s Day today, tomorrow, every single day.

This goes to all mothers out there, not just to mine.

to my aunts, grandmothers, sisters, friends, thanks for your love, help, and  time.

 

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A Poem For Marley and Jackson’s Papa

Dear Papa,

Since our printer wasn’t working last week, and the card I made through Walgreen’s didn’t go through, I decided to put the poem that I wrote for you for Father’s Day here.  We look forward to seeing you in a few days.

Love,

Marley & Jackson

A Poem For  Papa

We’d like to stand beside you.

We’d like to hold your hand.

We’d like to feel your guidance.

In a world so great and grand.

Will you take us camping?

Will you show us how to fish?

Will you share your wisdom?

All this, we truly wish.

Will you teach us lessons?

Will you show us how?

From little things to big things.

To things where we’ll say, “Wow!”

We want to go with you.

Wherever you might go.

We want to share our lives with you.

And let you watch us grow.

We’d like to stand beside you.

We’d like to hold your hand.

We’d like to feel your guidance.

In a world so great and grand.