Monday, May 14, 2012

One more Mother's Day poem - a day late



A Perfect Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day
I don’t have to give my mother
the perfect not too flowery or gushy card.
No matter what it would say
she doubted my love
unless I wrote, “Dearest Mom”
across the top.
This Mother’s Day
I don’t have to comb the stores for
the perfect gift – hand lotion,
a gold charm, a silk scarf, a sweater.
Whatever I bought,
she always said she didn’t need it
and could I change it for something else.
When she died so many of those gifts
came back to me.
And I cherish them
because they were hers.

And a wonderful card 
from my daughter-in-law, 
Marissa.


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