Richard Wlodarski

Gold Star - 109,591 Points (Febuary 23,1952 / France)

Mother - Poem by Richard Wlodarski

What is a mother?
Someone whose life
Gave birth
To a new soul

Someone whose heart
Pumped blood to life
Whose eyes opened fresh ideas...
The eyes of opportunity

What is a mother?
Someone whose true love
Breathed passion into
My very being

Someone whose tears of joy
Taught me how to laugh
And whose tears of sorrow
Taught me how to cry

What is a mother?
Sensitivity
Leading to being
With humanity

Thank you Mom
For teaching me
To walk and talk
And negate hate

Thank you Mom for being there
When fear paralysed me
Holding my hand in safety
Everything is...OK

Topic(s) of this poem: joy, laughter, love, mother, pain, suffering


Comments about Mother by Richard Wlodarski

  • Soran M. H (1/2/2020 12:02:00 PM)

    mentioning all these positive sides of mum is a wonderful feeling from Richard towards all mothers around the world...10+ as usual Dear Poet Richard Cheers (Report)Reply

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (12/25/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    Lovely tribute to motherhood. Thanks for sharing it. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/4/2019 4:53:00 AM)

    A great poem my friend! Please visit my tribute poem on you entitled, " Richard Wlodarski" This endearing poem motivated me to write a tribute poem on you! You may visit that work! (Report)Reply

    (12/3/2019 2:07:00 AM)

    Dillip, deeply moved by your tribute poem. It left me speechless. Thank you so very much.

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  • (9/18/2019 4:08:00 AM)

    Worth of commenting and reading again and again (Report)Reply

    (12/10/2019 1:46:00 AM)

    I am most humbled and honoured. Thank you so much!

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  • (9/18/2019 4:06:00 AM)

    A beautiful tribute well articulated and crafted for ur mother.Thanks 4 sharing such touching poem (Report)Reply

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  • (9/5/2019 11:21:00 AM)

    Great to hear from you, Faraaz! Please give your mom and wife many many HUGE hugs! If all goes well, the book launch will be Oct.21/19! Miss you guys! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/23/2019 7:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Richard, thank you for sharing. I want to give my mom a hug now We miss your poems (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2019 7:15:00 AM)

    A brilliant penned piece about motherhood thanks for. Thanks for sharing it is beautiful. (Report)Reply

    (9/5/2019 11:15:00 AM)

    I am humbled and greatly flattered. Thank you so much!

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  • Belle Wassermeister (6/27/2019 9:36:00 AM)

    Very nice tribute to mothers. I couldn't help thinking about my own mother as I read this, and I'm sure all other readers did the same. (Report)Reply

    (9/5/2019 11:12:00 AM)

    Linda, that makes me very happy. Thank you so much!

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (6/19/2019 6:49:00 AM)

    Thank you Mom/For teaching me/To walk and talk/And negate hate, , , , , , so tender expression filled with love and emotion! I feel this work is not only your best but a great tribute to your mom! My great pleasure reading it again and again! (Report)Reply

    (6/20/2019 2:04:00 AM)

    Dillip, it makes me very happy that you like this poem so much. It was my small way of honouring her. With all due respect, I feel that some of my other poems are much better. For instance, the Kerouac and Thomas Merton series were much more difficult to write. And resulted in a superior product.

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/12/2019 10:40:00 PM)

    a great tribute writings on MOTHER// beautiful poem (Report)Reply

    (6/20/2019 1:55:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Mahtab.

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  • Kevin Patrick (4/14/2019 11:43:00 PM)

    As I read this, I'm flooded with memories and lessons of my own mother taught me, and how her compassion, grace, and humor helped me on so many of my good and bad days. I think you have written one of the definitive poems on mothers, its not mothers day, but then everyday is mothers day. Thank you Richard! (Report)Reply

    (5/1/2019 2:17:00 AM)

    Wow! What a response! This kind of response makes my writing so much more meaningful. Kevin, this poem was read by a female DJ on Boom Radio on Mother's Day. It almost brought her to tears. And her rendition was so emotional that it made me cry.

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  • (2/4/2019 6:09:00 PM)

    Dillip, I am humbled and greatly flattered by such positive responses from such an esteemed poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/1/2019 6:42:00 AM)

    Typos: the word 'your' has been used two times inadvertently! Please ignore! Once again I congratulate you for a worthy tribute that you have offered to each mother on this earth! (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/1/2019 6:39:00 AM)

    I just came back to read this lovely poem after your reading your precise comment on my Haiku on the theme! Really a mother is great, the greatest source of love and affection...nowhere can we find such distilled love! A great poem! You have created a masterpiece that would be read by many for number of times! (Report)Reply

    (4/29/2019 4:16:00 AM)

    Dillip, I am humbled and greatly honoured by your response.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/24/2019 11:53:00 PM)

    A great poem my friend! I find enormous pleasure reading this lovely piece of poetry time and again! (Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (1/10/2019 8:26:00 PM)

    Someone whose tears of joy
    Taught me how to laugh I am happy that you said it dear poet
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  • Sreelakshmi Revikumar (1/9/2019 5:15:00 AM)

    I could feel the intensity with which you wrote the poem. Good work (Report)Reply

    (4/29/2019 4:14:00 AM)

    Huge compliment! Thank you so much.

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  • (1/5/2019 7:49:00 PM)

    dear poet mother is sensitive than others when the time of trouble (Report)Reply

    (1/9/2019 12:02:00 AM)

    She was definitely there for me. Thank you for visiting.

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  • Louis Rams (12/29/2018 1:29:00 PM)

    a very well put poem on mothers (Report)Reply

    (1/9/2019 12:01:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Louis.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 9, 2017


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