Thursday, March 29, 2018

Slice of Life: Like Her 29 of 31

For the month of March, I'll be writing with the Slice of Life community. Disclaimer: I'll be writing every day so the writing will be a bit unpolished most days. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for bringing this community together and for inspiring me to try to find the stories that surround me each day.

Today is my mom's birthday.  I thought I'd start the celebration here.  Happy birthday, Mom.  

Growing up,
I always wanted
to be like her.

Fixer:
listener,
calmer,
realist;
able to narrow
a problem to its essence.

Learner:
reader,
problem-solver,
contemplator,
always moving
toward a distant direction.

Organizer:
maintaining order,
coordinating schedules,
getting things done,
wearing multiple hats
with the greatest of ease.

Cheerleader:
supporter,
joy finder,
advocate,
always helping others
to be their best.

Balance artist:
motherhood,
career,
life specialist,
knowing how to be
where she needed to be.

Even now,
I just want
to be like her.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018




7 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I love the balance of words and phrases - it flowed beautifully. I would say you are many, if not all of those things as well. I would add ice-cream lover, experimenter, connector and has a great sense of humor to your poem. Happy Birthday to your mom!
    Clare

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  2. Your mom sounds like a really special lady. I'd settle for only having a few of these characteristics! Your mom will love this beautiful birthday poem!

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  3. What a sweet poem for your Mom! (She has a great day for a birthday too!) :) I like way you organized your thoughts around a word and added more descriptions about your Mom. I know she is going to love it - and I see many of the same qualities in you!

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  4. I love this. My mom was my role model in so many ways as well. Happy birthday to your mom!

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  5. This is beautiful. I can only hope my girls might write a kind poem about me one day.
    Maybe I need mom lessons form you beautiful mama!

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  6. Aww, this is so sweet. Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady. Happy birthday to her! :-) ~JudyK

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  7. Such a sweet, wonderful poem about your mom. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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