5.12.2013

I Love My Mom

I love you more than words can say
But I guess I can try anyway...

I look to you when I'm happy
I listen to you when I'm bitter
You make it even better
& you make it all seem not so bad
I can't help but smile
At all the good times we've had
It hasn't all been good, though...
During those trying times
When sorrow
Overpowered the prospects of tomorrow
I won't lie
I had to borrow some of your courage
You've taught me patience
& endurance
I've become stronger
Through your words of encouragement
Even though I outweigh you now
(practically twofold)
You're still the strongest person I know
I know, I've already said that you're the embodiment of good character
But I have to say it again
Because I will be forever grateful
For I am most fortunate
To have innately adopted
Even a few of your characteristics
No matter what way I look at it
Despite all of my new perspectives
I'll never have to swallow my pride
To say that you're the most important person in my life
Mom, it's an absolute privilege to be your son

36 comments:

  1. smiles....heart felt...and i imagine she loved your words more than she would have flowers or candies or anything else you could have given her....smiles

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    1. & here I thought the whole time I had to spend money on Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by, Brian.

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  2. smiles...i bet your mom loved it...such a beautiful and heartfelt verse...made me smile from first to last line....and you're always welcome in the pub...

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  3. How sweet and endearing ~ I bet she is proud of you too ~

    Good to see you ~

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    1. & it's great to see you, Grace. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Precious! As the mother of three young adults, I can tell you that this is an ideal gift. Atta boy!

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    1. I'll have to make it a Mother's Day tradition from here on out! Thanks for stopping by, Kim.

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  5. So, that teared me up. Truly your mother must have broke and cried when she read this, for a very strong woman rightly would for raising such a gracious young man. Really nicely done.

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    1. Thank you for the visit & the nice comment.

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  6. Ah, this is so sweet, honest, and heartfelt...your mom will be very pleased with this gift of poetry in her honor. And I am most pleased to meet you, Alex. Hope you will be posting a lot. Thank you for sharing these lovely thoughts about your mom. :))

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    1. Very nice to meet you, too! Thank you for reading :)

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  7. I would love to have my son write such a lovely tribute. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment.

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  8. Well, she is one lucky lady.

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    1. I'm definitely the lucky one. Thanks for stopping by, Aprille.

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  9. This is a very touching and beautifully expressed poem! I am sure your mother was greatly honored to receive it. I love it when I see a mother appreciated in the way you appreciate your mom!

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  10. Sure your mother thinks it is quite grand, to have such a display in your land.

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  11. I can't imagine a better Mother's Day gift. Your mother must be so special. Touching and heartfelt tribute to your mom.

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  12. Well, I bet this was the best gift she's ever received. Just lovely.

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  13. Wonderful tribute and poem, Alex! I haven't bought a greeting card in over twenty years. I create my own for any occasion.

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    1. I think I will start doing that. Thanks for the comment, Charles.

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  14. your aspirations of humanity are coming along just fine...we connect in the tangible recognition of each other and you certainly are aware....somehow the lack of expansive words or high brow imagery seem so functional here...like a Mother simply holding our hands when we were young...no fancy talk, just the act and we knew.....we were Loved

    Peace

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    1. I appreciate the thoughtful comment.

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  15. Sweet and beautiful..your mom must be so proud!

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  16. Hi Alex,

    My first time here too! We owe that to dVerse I reckon. Tender emotions on display here - your voice has clarity and integrity which shines through. Keep on keeping on...

    With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit & the kind words. Best wises to you, Scott.

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