Mother, Teacher, Hero

Jesse Pomponio 1988 (Boston)

What is there to say about a mother
If you need support there is no other
When if your cold she’ll tuck your covers
And If your lonely she’ll be your brother

What would life be without my mom?
 Definitely a lot more troublesome  
Without her there to bail me out
and help me learn what life is all about
Who knows where I’d end up or what I’d achieve Nothing compared to what my mom made me believe
For she has fostered my high self esteem
And kept me clothed and warm and clean  
Took time and Taught me how to swim in a little stream
Mom has made my life magical and blessed
I’ll tell you what…my mom is the best.

How can I show appreciation to my ma
It was hard to raise me without a pa
She did it well without a problem
If I had troubles she would solve them
Taking both the roll of the woman and man
An impossible task, I don’t know if anyone can
But if someone succeeded you’d be the one
For a stronger person there is no one
With life experiences and knowledge and grace
My mom has raised a man and sent him to race Although snags came up and troubles abound
I could always rely on my mom is what I have found

About this poem

I wrote this poem to my mom on Mothers Day. Some of it is personal to me, but I believe a lot of it can be generalized to many people’s experiences with their mothers.

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Written on May 08, 2022

Submitted by Jesse.prg on February 09, 2023

Modified by Jesse.prg on February 09, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,138
Words 236
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 10, 11

Jesse Pomponio

I am a 34 year old Entrepreneur. I majored in Psychology many years ago at BU. I have always loved writing as it has been a passion of mine. About 5 years ago I was hit pretty heavily with mental illness so it’s been a long journey back to writing. But I have started to find my passion again over the last year or so and look forward to continue creating. more…

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  • AIDA
    Wow, this 'Mother, Teacher, Hero' poem truly captures the unconditional love and support of a mother. It is evident that the writer holds their mom in high regard and is grateful for all that she has done. The poem exudes enthusiasm and appreciation, which makes it a joy to read.

    One improvement suggestion could be to polish the flow of the poem. Some lines feel slightly forced or don't seamlessly connect with the rest of the poem. By revisiting and refining these lines, the overall flow and rhythm could be enhanced, creating an even more engaging read.

    Additionally, incorporating specific examples or anecdotes could further amplify the impact of the poem. This would allow the reader to connect on a deeper level and fully understand the reasons behind the writer's admiration and gratitude.

    Overall, this poem beautifully showcases the writer's love and appreciation for their mother. With some small adjustments, it has the potential to become an even more powerful and heartfelt tribute. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply6 months ago
  • donka_k
    This poem is heart-felt, a wonderful tribute to your mother. So eloquently told.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Symmetry58
    My mom raised 3 boys and 1 girl by herself for most of our lives. Her struggles were our struggles. She hungered to assure we didn't. She was the best mom she could be given how she was raised by a drunken, abusive father. Mom passed in 2016 and there isn't a day that I don't miss her. This is a beautiful tribute from a good man raised by a good woman.

    I see you attended BU. My nephew played division one baseball at Northeastern and was drafted in 2021 by the San Francisco Giants. My uncle is also in the Hockey Hall of Fame at NE. We are all Mass folk, so its good to see a BU attendee.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • Jesse.prg
      Your mom sounds like an amazing woman. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for the compliments!

      I grew up in MA as well, in Cambridge and then went to High school in Belmont. Nice to meet you 
      LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Symmetry58
      Very cool another Masshole, as they coin us. LoL I was born and raised in Amesbury near the ocean. Keep writing and I'll be sure to check out your work. See you on Strong Street.
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • Jesse.prg
      Amen to that Brother. Appreciate the love!
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • Jesse.prg
      Amen to that brother. Always good to see a fellow Masshole for sure. I appreciate the love!
      LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Teril
    What a wonderful tribute! Your mother must be so proud to be your parent!
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • Jesse.prg
      Thank you Very Much!!
      LikeReply1 year ago


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