General Poetry posted May 12, 2023 Chapters:  ...4 5 -6- 7... 

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A chapter in the book Lessons Learned and Spiritual

Takes a Special Mother to be Mom

by Debi Pick Marquette

The mother represents so many women here on Earth 
She's all of us who's had the privilege of giving birth
Also she's the dear woman whose body we came from
The mother part is easy, it takes more to be a mom

    Most every mom is special, you don't have to be the best 
Don’t wait until she's gone, to see how much you have been blessed 
It won't always feel perfect, it's the hardest job there is
No matter what was yesterday, today start with a kiss

She does whatever she must do, to always show her love 
So they'll grow up to be the kind of person she's proud of
Long hours, little pay, and recognition... only some 
Give love and nurturing, 'cause your reward is "being a mom!"

But sadly there are mothers, whose poor lives are in dismay
Cannot care for their baby and are forced to give away
My mom was once that mother, who did her boy baby proud
Later when he looked for her, as 'mom" she was allowed

 Her tough love is consistent, like outside an M & M
But inside, she is soft and sweet, her heart melts just for them
Someday she'll be a grandma, who can show more of her charms
She's always known the safest place for them are in her arms

We start out as a mother and then hope that we become
The one our child is proud to say, "I love her, that's my mom!"

Mother's Day writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Please write a poem or story under 500 words about your mom, what Mother's Day means to you, or special experiences you have had on Mother's Day.




There is an old saying that any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. I believe that to be true for moms as well.

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