BLOG POST 180 – MOTHER’S DAY

I first published this as a page five years ago. As it will soon be Mother’s Day in the UK I thought it worth posting again. 

I wrote this first poem ten years ago when I heard I was going to be a grandparent for the first time.  News that I would have loved to have been able to share with my mother.

Mother’s Day

On the train

No one is reading

Everyone is on the phone

Sending important messages

Telling friends and family

They are on the train.

In the houses we pass

People are getting up

And starting their day

Planning surprise lunches

Flowers and family celebrations

It is Mother’s Day

And I think of you

Just as I do on every other day.

I’m on my way

To meet your grandson

My firstborn

Now a married man

I wish you knew.

Outside the sun is shining

It’s the kind of day

That makes everyone smile.

I’m going to be a grandmother

I wish you knew.

I’m on the train

Travelling between

The life I have now

And my life to come.

Everyone else is still on the phone

And I’ve written this.

Happy mother’s day mum.

2011

Here’s a poem I wrote especially for Mother’s Day. I hope you like it.

Every Day is Mother’s Day

First smile, first laugh, first sweet embrace

The tender way they touch your face

Every day is mother’s day

First sit, first crawl, first tooth, first walk

The joy when they begin to talk

Every day is mother’s day

The fun when they begin to play

The cries when they don’t get their way

Every day is mother’s day

The day they start to question why

And ask what happens when you die

Every day is mother’s day

The climbs, the falls, the hurts, the tears

As they learn to overcome their fears

Every day is mother’s day

The very first day you’re on your own

You take them to school, come home alone

Every day is mother’s day

The very first time they stay out late

And you remember your first date

Every day is mother’s day

And then one day you’re on your own

They’ve fled the nest, the kids have gone

Every day is mother’s day

The love, the joy, the guilt, the pain

The more you give, the more you gain.

You know you’d do it all again

Every day is mother’s day

 © Andrea Neidle, My Life in Poems

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