Maria Sharon Moemise

Bronze Star - 2,100 Points (17 November 1965 / Randfontein)

Ode To Theodore 2 - Poem by Maria Sharon Moemise

Ode to Theodore 2

Maria Sharon Moemise

Years yonder, God's wonder,
You've grown to be a man
I still look at you, and I ponder
'Bout you now, and you then

If one had told me that in this here time
I'd be laughing at your jokes and have such fun,
I'd have thought that they 'd be betting a dime
But being your mom, you're my summer's sun

Moments of joy, sadness and even empathy
Became your life, love and existence
Any direction, step or life's destiny,
I'll always guide, or lead you even at a distance.

That blood smeared, smelly being of the world you became
Makes me thanks The Lord day by day for his blessing
Allowing me to love you, know you, live up to your name
A Gift from God, an experience not worth missing

'Ere I said, 'too soon, a man of the world, you become'
Twenty- one years past, I know there is no tuning back
A blessing to others, and God's miracle to some
My son, my baby, love abundant, humanity intact.

Topic(s) of this poem: dedication

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Ode To Theodore 2 by Maria Sharon Moemise

  • Daniel Brick (7/10/2016 3:19:00 PM)

    This poem speaks directly to me because I am the father of a 24 year old boy, no, young man. I especially appreciate the emotionalism of your poem: it's not in my nature to express my heart's truth with such admirable abandon. But you hold nothing back: your pride in his growth to adulthood, your unconditional love of him, your relief that all is well - all of these things are voiced in your poem. And posting this poem at Poemhunter means that other parents, like me, can appreciate the wonder of raising a child ourselves. Your poem won't let us take that experience for granted. (Report) Reply

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  • Maria Sharon Moemise (1/26/2016 2:25:00 PM)

    Hello Fabrizio. Thanks for the invite. I'd love to join (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/26/2016 11:43:00 AM)

    Maria, if you're interested, you might join our new editorial project:


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    Maria Sharon Moemise (1/26/2016 2:27:00 PM)

    Thank you, Fabrizio. I'd love to join.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 31, 2015

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