Sunday, March 29, 2015

Slice of Life: No Matter How Old 29 of 31

It's the last day of spring break, but I am feeling refreshed.  I just spent the last four days at Mom's.  While I was there I managed some good food, a fair amount of sleep, a reasonable number of card games, a bit of exercise (those hills are killer), and plenty of laughter.  While I was with her, I had to smile; it doesn't matter how old you are your mom can always make you feel ten again.   Today is her birthday.  Happiness is found in a birthday wish --- and a little advice.  So...


No matter how old
you are,
your mom will
still expect you to eat
everything on your plate,
consider seconds,
and leave plenty of room
for dessert.

No matter how old
you are,
your mom will always
worry when you are sick,
suggest you wear a coat
even if you don't think
it's cold outside.

No matter how old
you are,
your mom will
cheer you on,
hang your work
on her refrigerator
like its a masterpiece.

No matter how old
you are,
your mom will
tell you that you can,
even when you aren't
so sure.

No matter how old
you are,
your mom will
know all of your favorites,
even if they have changed
time and time
again.

No matter how old
you are,
your mom's words
will whisper in your ear
guiding your next steps
and pointing you in
the right direction.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2015


For the month of March I will be participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  This year I've decided to try to focus my writing around happiness.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.










14 comments:

  1. Truths! I love how you captured them in your poem!

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  2. Truths! I love how you captured them in your poem!

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  3. Sounds like our moms could be sisters! Love the poem and tribute to all that moms know and cherish. Happy back to school to you!

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  4. Hooray for Moms! Sounds like you chose the perfect place for Spring Break, Cathy. I'm heading off to spend Spring Break with my mom on Thursday - your post has me looking forward to it all the more.

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  5. This poem is such a lovely tribute to your mom...and to all moms! Thank you for sharing these heartfelt words.

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  6. My mom's words still whisper in my ears even though she is no longer with us. Nice post!

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  7. As I was reading this, I couldn't help but wonder if your kids would say the same thing about you - but I think I know the answer to that! Mine would! Beautiful words.

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  8. Lovely, Cathy, and so true! Mothers never stop being mothers. So glad you had a restful break with yours.

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  9. This is beautiful. Happy birthday to your mom!

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  10. So true! What a special gift for your mom!

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  11. It's my mom's birthday today, also! I wonder if they are twins... :)

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  12. I love you!!!! Remember to always smile when you think of me..

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  13. One of my favorite Cathy L. Mere pieces... <3

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