Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monday Poetry Train #45

A Mother's Day Musing
by Joy Renee

Have you ever noticed,
while flipping the pages
in a family photo album,
how often
mothers seem to not be
in the picture?

Even though we all know,
if we consider for just
one moment,
that every breath

every bite


every step

and every bright
smile

depends on her
involvement.


Maybe it's because
she was the one
taking the picture
or so busy making
stuff happen
or just
making stuff--
from matching outfits

to fully outfitted
snowmen


from flapper dresses

to wedding dresses


from birthday cakes


to wedding cakes;

picnics,

stage props,

rag curls,

curly tops,

smart bow ties

and...

matching eyes.

There needs to be,
don't you agree,
more than one day
each year when
the one who makes
it all happen,
who makes home
feel like home,
who frames all the pictures
of our earliest
memories,
is given her rightful
place
right in the middle
of the picture?

4 tell me a story:

gautami tripathy 5/12/2008 5:38 AM  

Wonderful tribute to all mothers of the world. My mom is gonna love this. Thanks for posting this.

Please post it at read write poem. Writing about mothes is their last prompt.

And my post is:

child to love?

Jill 5/12/2008 11:55 AM  

This is a great ode to the mother! And you did bring up a lot of stuff that is true!

Susan Helene Gottfried 5/12/2008 1:58 PM  

But I LIKE being not in the pictures!

artpredator 5/12/2008 10:33 PM  

yep my mom took the pictures

and she didn't like being in them

she really didn't want to tbe there at all actually

are these all images frfrom your life?? wow; some great stories here!

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