Joanne Bailey Baxter

Mother On Mothers Day

You were the center of our universe
The mother of us all
You gave to us your everything
We only need to call

And soon your strength was tested
Though you put up such a fight
For from a distant spiritual land
The angels called you in the night

For someone up in heaven
Looked down upon the land
And chose mom for her strength
To come and give a hand

He knew that her legacy
That she had left behind
Would withstand the pain and grief
Over a period of time

For she had fulfilled his prophesy
Spreading love, honor, and hope
She instilled in those she left behind
The ability to understand and cope

Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2005
Poem Edited: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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  • macky (3/28/2018 10:41:00 PM)

    What exactly does the writer trying to convey in this poem?

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  • Macky (3/27/2018 1:52:00 PM)

    What does the author really mean?

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/9/2016 11:16:00 PM)

    She had fulfilled his prophesy
    Spreading love, honor and hope
    She instilled in those she left behind
    The ability to understand and cope.
    A great tribute to the institution called mother.
    Congrats for composing such a nice poem and on poem of the Day.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (5/9/2016 4:45:00 PM)

    Very nicely done, Joanne. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day!

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  • Uzefa Rashida M.aUzefa Rashida M.a (5/9/2016 11:41:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with words woven into an excellent description about how mothers fulfil their duties in the world and are the chosen ones by God Almighty to spread love peace honor and well being among the people behind.10+++++

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (5/9/2016 5:42:00 AM)

    For she had fulfilled his prophesy
    Spreading love, honor and hope
    She instilled in those she left behind
    The ability to understand and cope- - Mother had fulfilled all her worldly duties before she she left for the heavenly abode.She had instilled in her children the virtues of love, hope, honor and courage.Mother is the first and foremost teacher in a child's life A wonderful poem on mother.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/9/2016 5:02:00 AM)

    We only need to call! ! Nice piece of work.

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (5/9/2016 3:58:00 AM)

    For she had fulfilled his prophesy
    Spreading love, honor, and hope
    She instilled in those she left behind
    The ability to understand and cope

    She had her jobs finished here on the Earth, before the revered mother left..
    Thanks for such a brilliant poem, a perfect ode to the mother.
    10 for it. Thanks for sharing the poem. Subhas

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/9/2016 1:34:00 AM)

    Heartfelt tribute to a lovely mother who was called to her heavenly abode untimely.
    You were the center of our universe
    love, honor, and hope
    She instilled in those she left behind

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