Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

Veteran Poet - 1,646 Points (Baltimore, Maryland)

Happy Mother's Day! Precious Gems - Poem by Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

Hello!
Mothers, Mommies, Moms, Mamas,
Big Mamas, Gagrands, Grannies,
Grandmas, Grandmothers, Great-grandmas
Great-Greatgrandmas
Hello!
Step Mothers, God Mothers, Foster Mothers
House Mothers, Den Mothers, Mothers Inlaw
Sisters who substitue as mothers
Aunties - who stand in for mothers
Play Sisters - for absentee mothers
Teachers-in school mothers
Sisters inlaw-who double as mothers
The neighborhood everyone's mother...
Hello! Mothers of the world!
Precious gems you are,
Whether near or far,
Living or departed,
In our hearts
You are always the star...
We thank you for
Letting us share your beds
When we were afraid.
We thank you for
Sweet memories of lullabies sung,
Your unselfish giving
Of gentle kisses, warm embraces
When day was done...
We cherrish your understanding heart
Your helping hand
Your smile, your touch
That said 'I understand and love you so much.'
And for holding us in your arms,
To squelch our alarms...
We thank you for tending scratched knees
And for blessing us when we sneezed
We thank you for butter and bread
For the shelter over our heads.
We thank you for the struggle it must have been.
We thank you for being our very best friend.
We thank you all..
You beautiful precious gems!
Hello!
We Love You!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 20, 2011


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