Mother's Day



God was busy making angels, and one stood out from the others.
He saved up all His special parts and put them with my mother’s.
He felt this job was special as He worked on her all night.
He knew just what He had to do and had to do it right.  

He relied upon His expertise right from the very start.
He had to leave a lot of room for Mom’s humongous heart.
Part two would be God’s favorite cause it came down from above.
He ordered it from heaven, and it would be my mother’s love.  

Although she was quite lovely, her looks were not His goal.
Her beauty lived inside of her and thrived within her soul.
Each part was made with loving care and sprinkled with emotion.
Only God would have the skill to make my mom’s devotion.  

God gave my mom a special gift to last throughout her years.
He worked so hard to make her that His sweat became her tears.
He worked with pure perfection, and He loved this job so much.
It prospered in my mother’s grace and in her loving touch.  

God had to add a special part, although it was demanding.
He knew my mom was going to need a lot of understanding.
When He installed that final piece, the Good Lord was elated!
And all the saints would marvel at the gem that He created.

 

About this poem

My mom was a very special lady. Although I know I disappointed her on so many occasions, she remained supportive and understanding. I think of her every time I screw up and how she would always ease my pain. God rest her soul!!

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Written on April 09, 2023

Submitted by npirandy on April 09, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB CCDD EEFF XXGG HHII
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,247
Words 261
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Randy West

I'm 76 years old and a combat veteran from Vietnam. I used to compose poetry while on ambush patrol as a way of staying awake on watch, since falling asleep could be hazardous to my health. I started early in life though, because, as a child, I would write little tidbits to my mom for the heck of it. more…

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  • npirandy
    Thank you right back at you! I meant every word I said, though words could not express how special my mom had always been.
    Thanks for reading.
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • lancai
    Man, this is phenomenal!!! I can't even begin to express how full I felt at the end. I'm sharing this with my mother, as she is everything you've described about your own. Thank you!
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • Philipo
    I came out with a mothers Day poem In Medium too but I think yours is in the class of its own in simplicity and message. Congrats.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • lovingempath
    What a beautifully unique tribute to your mother Randy! Congratulations for your win, as well as capturing some of those elusive it takes to create a work of art.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • lovingempath
      inject 'words' and 'thoughts' between the words 'elusive' and 'it' above :).
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • RobertWWatson
    I thought this poem was well structured with the couplets. While some of the lines were lengthy (14 syllables), the poem moved along easily. While many poems about mothers are sentimental, this poem avoids this by keeping the writer in the background and by centering the reader's attention on God, who being true to His nature, creates a thing of beauty and perfection. 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Lynntrunzo256
    Because Mother’s Day is very special to me. My mom did a great job raising two kids on her own and I thank her very much for that
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • jerrylogie
    I awoke this morning, washed my face and got a cup of coffee and my laptop. Voting day was here. I spend the next 3 hours reading all the submissions. Then I pin the ones that tickle my fancy so I may reread them. I chose Mother's Day because the poet did such a marvelous job of portraying and lifting up his mother and all the good fascists of her personalities, The poem had a good flow and rhyme and left me thinking, what a nice job this poet has done... 
    LikeReply 11 year ago

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