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Then He Cried

Rating: 5.0

When he left his mother and the doctor spanked his hide
In that delivery room he then first cried,
But, that cry that he uttered so proudly and loud
Was a proclamation to all, that he'll make his mother proud.

As a young boy he and his mother walked hand in hand
She taught him that one day alone he must make his stand,
So, in defeat he would not ever give up, but again he would try
And not once ever in a loss, did he cry.

The man that he became was not crafted from a father or brother
It was from the desire and the love from his mother,
Now, the man that he became he has said with honor and pride
Was all because of his mother, and then he cried.

Randy L. McClave

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I wrote this short poem after I saw a video of a son proudly crying because of the love and the faith and sacrifices his mother made for him.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Practicing Poetess 07 March 2018

A poem that shows a mother's influence to be stronger than realised, in the life of a young man. Very well-written, and a deserved pick for Poem of the Day!

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Randy McClave 07 March 2018

I just recently loss my mother, and my mother was the greatest influence on myself.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 07 March 2018

Randy, such a profound poem of the day... congrats for being chosen....a huge 10+++++

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Randy 07 March 2018

Thank you for your words and for reading my poem.

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Anil Kumar Panda 07 March 2018

Yeah, mother is the backbone of a home. Deserved to be poem of the day. Congrats.

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Chinedu Dike 18 August 2019

A poignant rendition elegantly embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. An insightful work of art written with conviction.

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Randy Mcclave 12 March 2018

Thank everyone for their words, I am in Japan now, for about another week or so, my heart is still breaking after the loss of my mother, Once again, thank you everyone one for reading and commenting on my poem. Randy

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Rajnish Manga 07 March 2018

A grateful tribute to a mother who nurtures a man's inner strength during his formative years. Thanks for this poetic masterpiece.

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Kevin Taylor 07 March 2018

Untarnished nobility of the son. Good job.

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Paul Venter 07 March 2018

I liked the emotion in this poem.

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