Poetry for Mom – Wherever She is – on Mother’s Day
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, helped by Martha who kept banging away at the keyboard. Arf. Patience Martha
Being a dog, I don’t really know where my mother is. She was obviously great because I’m handsome, smart, usually follow directions and my owner, John and his family, love me. I’ve been hanging with them for 15 years now and they think I’m pretty special.
So, my mom must have been great. Thanks Mom.
Many moms are great, but we need to tell them that, so humans created Mother’s Days throughout the world. This Sunday, May 9, is the US Mother’s Day. I suspect many of the students at Alpha Public Schools, Oakland International High School and San Francisco International High School will be hugging their moms this weekend and giving them treats. Treats for Moms are like flowers or candy or taking her out to lunch or dinner.
Perhaps a better treat is just telling your mom that you love and appreciate her. There’s no better way to do that than with a poem. There are lots of them out there, but I like this one because we don’t always give enough credit to moms for their constant work of making good persons out of their kids.
My Mother Kept a Garden
My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it’s start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem…
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone. Winning poets are due to be shared next week, so be patient. Mom would be.