Happy Mother’s Day


It’s Mother’s Day and I keep thinking backwards and then forward…I miss my mom but i see her in me, and through me and through my children and love her for keeping her spirit alive in all of us. She is in my children and grandchildren…loving them so so much.

It’s that time of year again 
remembering uncooked chocolate pudding
and toast in bed
each grain of powder saying, “I love you Mom”
ceramic paper weights
paper doilies
macaroni necklace…

I remember picking dandelions
and drawing pictures,
gluing absorbing cotton clouds
hearing her voice singing songs with made up words
laughing with delight and childlike joy
running her fingers in her curly hair
hugging me, whispering “I love you, darling”

(C) ClRoberts 2022-05-08

4 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

    • Thanks so much, Lynn, for your kind words. On this day we go in circles don’t we? Leaning forward looking at my children and their children, then leaning back and remembering my mom and Grandma man. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Janice. I was thinking of my kids and then I became a kid again remember my mom. I did not see anyone Mother’s Day …I was starting a cold and lost my voice…again! So the poem brought me closer to everyone. I am still struggling with my voice but it doesn’t hurt. I just hope it does not last 4 months like in 2020. Hope you are well, Janice, and starting to get out to see your family and friends. Please be safe. I just checked and we actually have the same temperature as you in Austin. Too warm too quickly for us northerners …lol


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