Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Appropriate, yes?
Turn the word Mom
Upside down and you
Get "Wow"
Wow, you worked full time
Cooked every night
Made our lunches every day
Cleaned, washed, mowed,
Trimmed, sewed
And late into the night
You danced
Because that is what
You taught at the college
But you taught so much 
How to bake, cook
Refinish furniture
Load a dishwasher
Pull the weeds
(by the roots or they come right back)
Balance accounts
And spend freely
Sing "She'll be Coming Around the Mountain"
How to, to, to
Do everything and
Still have energy to laugh
At silly jokes,
Wrap us in hugs everlasting
Grimace at messy rooms
And how to always, always, always
Look for silver linings

From the prompt at dversepoets.com Thoughts about Mom


  1. LOVE this! WOW, indeed. ;)

  2. Ahhh... such a sweet tribute to a WOW MOM! Enjoyed this one, Sara! :-)

  3. Love the balancing accounts and spending freely, side by side. Somehow, for me, that catches the whole person - deep care and crazy abandon in the same skin. A wow, indeed.

  4. Sara-I enjoy your work. I am giving you the Versatile Blogger Award. See the post at http://mapoetpoems.blogspot.com.

  5. Lovely! What a delightful tribute to moms.
    Madeleine Begun Kane


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