Thank You, Mom

Mothers Day flowers

Thank You, Mom

A cacophony of light and sound,
Seemingly without cessation,
Brutally ravages every sense,
Numbing overloaded receptors,
Allowing toleration of the everyday,
And you are the one I blame.

Thank you Mom, for bringing me into the world.

Sanitizing lacerations with wild abandon,
Eviscerating remnants of emotional turmoil,
Terminating shenanigans with prejudice,
Universally enforcing responsibility,
Demonstrating and demanding accountability,
And you are the one I blame.

Thank you Mom, for being there when I grew up.

Ever present voice of reason,
Self-appointed guardian angel,
Solidly grounded in ethereal wisdom,
Cleverly disguised pilot of life,
Subtle dealer of brutal truth,
And you are the one I blame.

Thank you Mom, for being there, now.



It’s been a long day of travel, but I got to spend time with Mom, today, on Mother’s Day. I’m getting home a little late, but I wanted to spend some time with my poem of the day. I hope it came out OK, because I don’t feel I’m very good with free verse.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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9 Responses to Thank You, Mom

  1. Gene, the poem sure DID come out alright. I’d say you’re a very good free verser! πŸ™‚

  2. brian miller says:

    wow….the ferocity of the stanzas caught me off guard…moms def get the good blame and the bad…smiles…

  3. Oh thank you for writing such truth! We moms DO get all the blame…….but we learn to live with it. Smiles.

    • ewdupler says:

      There’s always so much blame and discontent, but one day you’ll be thanked for all that you’ve done to bring them up right. Belated Happy Mother’s Day.

  4. McGuffy Ann says:

    Beautifully done.

  5. Khaula Nazir says:

    Awww…I love my Mom, and this makes me love her even more…:)

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