Sunday, May 08, 2011

An Ode to Mothers

I don't actually know what an "ode" is, but it's a fun word.  This goes out to all the mothers.
Whether you birthed us and bathed us,
Whether you fed us and clothed us,
Whether you were there all our life or just for a season,
Whether we called you Mom, Mommy, Momma, or Mum,
Whether you are young or old or just "well practiced",
Whether you live close by or far away,
Whether you comforted us when we had broken arms or broken hearts,
Whether you taught us arithmetic or how to make chocolate chip cookies or the meaning of the word "Commitment",
Whether we screamed in anger that we never wanted to see you again or whispered our forever love,
Whether you live on this earth or have gone on to a better place,
Whether you bore us or adopted us (formally or informally),
Whether you've laughed at us or cried because of us,
Whether we colored on your walls or left footprints on your clean floor,
Whether you read this or not,
Happy Mother's Day!  Thank you for all you do!

1 comment:

Glynis said...

Lovely. Wonderful poem Jo-Jo! :)