Happy Mother’s Day

My Mother

Let me start with this
Although we are different
My Mom and I are the same
Same focus, both cool
We’re not so good in business
Or being tidy
Sometimes we forget some things
It doesn’t matter
When it comes to having fun
We know what to do
The town is always painted
Red, blue or yellow
Would do anything for her

Her beauty astounds us all
Life’s always a breeze so she flits
Broke into one and a million bits
Of love and care, to us her kids
Of time and devotion, no problem
Always there, served with a smile
And so this is the time to say thanks
And the mission for which it was due

Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
Your breath sweeter than sampaguita as we string them into a lei
Your love, patience and smile, always there as you give us a hand
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland

We cannot show enough gratitude for bringing us up first hand
Your tenderness, completely and sweetly given to us like a bouquet
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
We love you to the moon and back and all planets in the milky-way

Cheers to you Mommy dear
To your health and lots more
Songs and care we adore
Love you give us that’s clear
Guiding us through the years
For you never a chore

Wishing you all the best
Not just for Mother’s Day
Every day all the way
We like your yule tide zest
You are always well dressed
Your singing and your sway

Wish we could be with you
We love you that’s so true*

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The HexSonnetta

Many happy returns on Mother’s Day

And with all your charms and hair with no grey

Of course! Of course! You are the best

And we are all feeling so blessed

We love you so much and this is no pranks

Of course we are all here to say our thanks

Eighty four and you’re still blooming

As you dance and sway we are all viewing

Love you! Love you! Nothing stops us

Want to be there with you no fuss

In our hearts you’re still the same as your youth

Love you forever more and that’s the truth*

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  • Staccato

Such love and happiness

You give to us generously

Such love and happiness

And with all your tenderness

Your dancing and singing pleasurably

Things we’ve done memorably

Such love and happiness

Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy ❤

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  • Rondelet

Aurora is my mother’s name

She has been telling me stories of the past

Write them down, I suggested, even just key words

Then one day we will try to put them together

Would be nice to know about our ancestors

So her children, grandchildren and the next generation

Will have a clue of what was life before

Here’s my attempt to piece together from our conversation

Baby is her nickname

Her parents thought that she was the youngest

But after eight years, my aunt arrived

Baby stucked and it suited her

She was one of the six, or was it seven?

Some of them died before they were born

For her parents, every child was a blessing*

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*The A L’Arora

A – adorable

U – unique

R – romantic

O – outstanding

R – radiant

A – amazing

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Oh mother dear, let us tell you something
You’ve always supported us come what may
With your soft smile and the joy that you bring
You’ve redirected us when we’re astray

With your love you’ve kept us safe through the years
Sacrificed your needs in favour of ours
You’ve shared with our achievements and our fears
You haven’t shown us your tears and your scars

What you drummed in on us we remember
You have brought us well, that’s why we love you
You have been a big part of what we were
You’ve been our model, look how we all grew

The centre of our lives, our rock and heart
For us you always have a special part*

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  • Sonnet

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/04/20/wqw-16-how-do-you-know-if-you-have-hope-or-faith/


  1. Lady Lee, you have put so much into this post. Your mother is the lucky one to have children who still care for and value her. Many mothers put their time in and love their children, and the children don’t have the care and love you have for your mother. She is beautiful, by the way, and looks so young! I’m glad you have such a good relationship. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too.

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