This is a lowly tribute to my beloved mother who has been a pillar of strength and inspiration to us her children.

A real lady – that is my mom,

so passionate in her desire

for each of us to weave our dreams

and find our rightful little niche.

Lost her father at seventeen,

married our own at age eighteen, 

barely twenty, a first-time mom-

wife, mother, nanny, and student.

With nine children she has been blessed;

two had never e’en seen her face.

Together, she and dear papa

vowed to raise us all with God’s grace.

Through the frayed streets of poverty,

beyond endless times of motherhood,

and over hectic college days,

she strived to become a teacher.

Driven by a will so intense,

she got her diploma at last;

and started her teaching career,

while rearing three little children.

Onwards, she guided her fam’ly,

Through the ragged highways of life-

a constant source of light and strength,

a steady wind beneath our wings.

Ever since, my mother has been

a warm presence during cold days,

a strong pillar when troubles strike,

and a great friend that’s always there.

For many years I’ve spent this day,

miles away from my dear mother;

but this year it won’t be the same,

as I am making a poem for her.

This poem is but a lowly gift,

and short of all my mom’s beauty;

but how can a poem ever be

as lovely as my dear mother?

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  • Anne McNew on Mar 15, 2009

    very beautiful poem.
    well written and sincerely expressed thoughts.

  • Bo Russo on Mar 15, 2009

    Melody,this was simply wonderous;and a tribute to your mother.I wish I had had your mom for mine.Your love is professed and described eloquently.Excellent.

  • Kate Smedley on Mar 15, 2009

    What a beautiful tribute to your mum

  • papaleng on Mar 15, 2009

    what a wonderful poem.. so touch with the sentiments.. Thanks Melody for sharing, pero malayo pa Mother’s Day.. LOl

  • Christine Ramsay on Mar 15, 2009

    What a touching and beautiful poem. A lovely tribute to your Mum. She sounds like an amazing lady.

    Christine

  • CHAN LEE PENG on Mar 15, 2009

    Touching poem! Wish your mom all the best!

  • 2tet on Mar 15, 2009

    A story poem composition. Somewhat similar to my mother-inspired composition. But, this one is a story-like. Nice one!

  • Darla Beck on Mar 15, 2009

    A beautiful poem for your mother!

  • Lady Sunshine on Mar 15, 2009

    A lovely tribute to your mother, Melody. Thank you.

  • poetic enigma on Mar 15, 2009

    This is a beautiful tribute,
    and a wonderfully written poem

  • monica55 on Mar 16, 2009

    A very nice to a mom, from a wonderful daughter. Good work.
    Monica

  • CutestPrincess on Mar 16, 2009

    beautiful… ill show this to my mom…

  • Melody SJAL on Mar 16, 2009

    Thank you so much, everyone…
    Princess, I would be honored, thanks.
    Christine, yes my mom is truly amazing, she is great!
    Papaleng, would just like to be ahead in greeting her, :)

  • Michael Degenhardt on Mar 17, 2009

    Your mom seems like and incredible and such a strong woman. This is a marvelous dedication to her. Michael

  • PR Mace on Mar 17, 2009

    A wonderful tribute wrapped in a lovely poem.

  • nightcharmer on Mar 22, 2009

    Excellent piece. Very heartfelt and expressive. Your mama would be proud to read this coming from you. And she really seems like an amazing mother. You are very blessed. :)

  • cleblanc on Apr 3, 2009

    beautiful

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