Posts Tagged ‘mothers’

What Mothers Don’t Know: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

May 12, 2013

A friend inadvertently spoke/created a poem for her grandkids. (You can read it here.) That typical “not knowing”, on Mother’s Day, inspired this piece. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers who, like her, don’t know.

Like a typical mother,
She’d influenced lives
(she didn’t know);
She’d spread joy
(she didn’t know);
She’d written poetic words of wisdom
(she didn’t know);
She’d taught self-esteem and
charity-pure love and
happiness
(she didn’t know).

She’d nourished,
and comforted,
and guided,
and protected,
and grown,
and fostered,
and healed,
and helped,
and blessed
(she didn’t know).

Like mothers everywhere
and in every time,
she didn’t know
what she’d done,
and what she was doing,
still.

And people would look
at what she did,
and exclaim:
“How could she not know?!?”
The answer is simple:
Mothers don’t need to know.
They just do.

And she still won’t know
unless
you tell her.

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Mother’s Day Thank You: Revolutionary IMprov Blogging Limerick

May 8, 2011

A heart-felt THANK YOU! to all ye/
who have inspired me. /
On this Mother’s Day/
consider yourselves, in a way/
the mothers of my poetry.

Three Women on a Couch at Starbucks: Revolutionary IMprov Blog Haiku

January 17, 2011

Sisters and daughters./

Moms real and in embryo./

Most of all, just friends.

Insane Abstaining: A Romantic ConTEXTing Poem

April 4, 2010

What should I do?/
Mothers like you /
are so rare,/
the way you love and care./
To abstain/
strikes me as insane.