An Ode: For My Mother



Dearest mother, I wish to write to thee
On this motherly day of love and glee
To tell you how much I appreciate
The role that you’ve played in shaping my fate.
For, without your patient, loving way,
I would most certainly have gone astray.
Yet with all your strength (and some of your genes)
I successfully made it past my teens,
Through those times and on to the point in life
Filled with happiness, and a loving wife.
A wife with a quiet and gentle strength
That is right in line with your wavelength.
I’ll add her to my ever-growing list
Of the things I love that, through you, exist.
Things which, like you, there is no just other
(For, to me, you’re a most perfect mother).
And so, on this day of celebration
Of mothers all over god’s creation,
I would just like to simply stop and say —
I love you Mother; every single day.
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Submitted by thoughtsFromB4 on May 11, 2024

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Scheme AABBCCDDEEFGHHIIJJCC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 839
Words 167
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

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8 Comments
  • Symmetry60
    Choked me up making me think about my mother who I miss dearly. Thank you for sharing your heart, friend.
    LikeReply11 days ago
  • kem330
    Wow. What a beautiful tribute in honor of your mother that also depicts the same of your wife. Very heartfelt and beautiful poem and tribute
    LikeReply11 days ago
  • Vixility
    Nice tribute poem. Very appropriate and well done …
    LikeReply12 days ago
  • LatinX
    Beautiful poem for mom.
    LikeReply13 days ago
  • LatinX
    Beautiful!
    LikeReply 114 days ago
  • alanswansea18
    Well done.
    LikeReply 114 days ago
    • lauriesero4480
      Thank you Alan! Much appreciated by you as - well as everyone else.
      LikeReply14 days ago
  • dawg4jesus
    Very nice poem. Sounds like thoughts 4 today.
    LikeReply14 days ago
    • lauriesero4480
      Thank you . How sweet of you to mention. This means a lot to me. I am inspired to write more and post more. Will do this week sometime. Good to meet you!
      LikeReply14 days ago
  • lauriesero4480
    This is one of the sweetest poems I've ever read by you. So ... Beautiful!
    LikeReply15 days ago

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