John G. Nelson

(August 24,1976 / Monrovia, Liberia)

Dear Mother


Dear sweet mother,
I thank & bless thee, oh dear mother,
So much love, can’t compare to another,
I recall thy love, hugs all thru the night,
Making me strong as a fearless knight.

Dear sweet mother,
Before my birth, below the chest,
Thou endured stress, though ne’er rest,
and o’er nine decades, thou tasted toil,
nurturing my heart, beneath the soil.

Dear sweet mother,
I’ll forget not kisses & love thou instill,
Not thy mercies, thy caress & good will.
When tears fill these eyes every morn,
I delighted thy fondness & sweet corn.

Dear sweet mother,
I eat strength from thee who impart,
Fruits of thy lips, from me ne’er depart,
but endure as an olive tree at present,
Fighting with lances during thy absent.


Dear sweet mother,
Thank so, for the love that walks along,
Ere noon, I’ll sing thou a beautiful song.
I appreciate the bright hours of thy days,
Grace to thee & carry peace all thy days.


John G. Nelson – 11/01/2008

Submitted: Friday, January 11, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dear Mother by John G. Nelson )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Time to enjoy, hasmukh amathalal
  2. I Am, Michael McParland
  3. Humanity, Michael McParland
  4. Hope, Michael McParland
  5. Hollow, Michael McParland
  6. Him, Her, And Us, Michael McParland
  7. Here We Are, Michael McParland
  8. Help Me, Michael McParland
  9. Your Berries Are Diseased, Naveed Akram
  10. Hellraiser, Michael McParland

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]