Thank you Michelle H Barnes and Kenn Nesbitt for the October prompt of writing a poem to and for your mother. I have written other poems that have my mother in them, but never this one. I guess I feel like she's been gone long enough to write it, but now I wish she'd known that I realized all she'd done for us. So, though belated, and I can't see her face as she reads this in Heaven, here it is, for You, Mom: Change of Heart I cannot imagine A stronger woman, wife, mother. I was, and still am, Determined to be like you. You were not Brought up the way most Kids were. In a tough life You grew all The more determined To survive and thrive; A different person Than those around you. I would never be abandoned; I would get no coal at Christmas - Jokes would be funny not hurtful; My questions would have answers. As a child, I could not comprehend The enormity of the difference In my life Made possible By your young heart’s decisions; But
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No Time for a Poem Porridge for breakfast, Spaghetti-Os for lunch, Hot dogs and broccoli For dinner to munch; Throwing the frisbee, Endless sweet talk, Seeing a deer On a long walk; Puzzles and cars, Winnie the Pooh, Books and paint brushes, Laughter and glue! Sorry, I'm busy - I can't write a poem For I have my grandkids Right here in my hoem. Forgive me for slacking - Not writing a lot - There are songs to be sung and hugs to be caught! ~~~~~~~~~~~*******~~~~~~~~~~*******~~~~~~~~ But I do want to mention - a Woo-hoo! Nancy Drew Anthology is now available on Amazon in paperback. My poem, "The Missing Mother's Message" is right in there with other poems from other poets.
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