A Tribute to Mothers

A double-petaled red hibiscus from my mom's garden
A double-petaled red hibiscus from my mom's garden

Mother's Day Poems


Mother’s day is fast approaching; and in my wish to honor my beloved mother and all the mothers in the world, I have penned these three poems especially dedicated to them.

May all of you have a blessed day with your mothers wherever they may be - this Mother’s day, and always.

I have written the first poem below with my mother in mind. She lives in another province with my father and three nephews. A retired public school teacher, my mother has opted to work part-time as a college professor, as she still enjoys teaching. She also tends to her garden and takes good care of the three young boys who are with them.


For mothers who live far away

 

(especially dedicated to my Mama)

Although we have been apart

for quite a while now,

I want you to know

that neither distance

nor length of time

can ever separate us

in thought and affection

as we will always be

bound with

the powerful cords of love;

enwrapped in

the steadfast arms of hope;

and shielded with

the tough armor of faith.


Hope this special day

finds you

thinking of me.

May you find comfort

in this short piece

especially penned

for you;

and may joy fill your heart

as you read each word

delighting

in its meaning and truth.


For those whose mothers have passed away



I can feel the delightful warmth

of the breeze

as it caresses my skin;

I can see the leaves

taking their rightful place

against the backdrop

of spring sunshine.

Soon my garden will turn into

a brilliant kaleidoscope

of shades and shapes

heralding the special day

dedicated to mothers

from all over the world-

the day when

mothers, young and old

are honored.


But while some people

celebrate this day

in the presence

of their own mothers,

you would

be spending it

with but a shadow

of her memories-

long buried yet, unforgotten.

Your mother who

might have gone ahead, yet

will always stay in your heart

forever a part of you.


But that won’t stop you

from remembering her

and honoring her

in your thoughts.

Nothing can ever take away

the legacy of love

she had bequeathed

upon you, which,

has made you withstand

the harsh blows

that life after her demise,

has given.


So in commemoration of this day,

dwell in your mother’s memory;

delight in her presence

in your heart;

and take pleasure listening

to her silent laughter

and lovable voice

in your mind.


Reflections of a Mother is another hub dedicated to mothers. It offers personal insights into the wonders and joys of this noble calling called motherhood.


A Poem for Young Mothers


Who says mothers have

to be old and gray

to be wise?

Although you are but

on the threshold of motherhood,

smiles of understanding

and looks of wisdom

are vividly etched

on your youthful face.


Who then is fool enough

to judge you for your age

saying you have no right

to be called a mother

when age is not

the only absolute key

to the making of

commendable mothers?


There are no schools

that certify mothers;

no licensure tests

to regulate their

mothering practice;

What mothers have

are their genuine love

for their offspring;

their sincere desire

to give them their best;

and their fervent drive

to shield them from harm.


Motherhood is not confined

to a mother’s age and background;

but it slowly blooms

with years and wisdom.

It has its own amazing way

of molding ladies,

young and old alike,

to become ordinary people

playing remarkable roles

in rearing good citizens

who are themselves

capable of being

good parents in the years to come.

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Gin Delloway 7 years ago

=)) nice hub! I like it! I will read these poems to my little niece!


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Oh, thank you so much. I am actually very new here and this is my first hub. I noticed that the last poem is not complete-it lacks 3 lines, will have to edit it in a while.


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol

Nice poems and welcome to hubpages.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you, BristolBoy, I highly appreciate your comment.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Oh, thank you so much. Will have to sign up with ebAy and Amazon. I was really kinda experimenting when I posted this, as this is all new to me. I am used to the publishing style of Helium, AC and Triond, but I am still familiarizing with the hubpages features, so I am browsing through great hubs to learn the techniques.

Thank you very much for your comments.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

V ery nice my dear you have done wonderful set of honoring Mother's everywhere...I shall be looking forward to more from you...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you very much.


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christinekv 7 years ago from Washington

Well expressed, lovely heart felt sentiments describing your views on motherhood.

Do you write songs as well?

All the best -

christine


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you so much. I have written a few song lyrics published in helium and triond.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I love my mother very much, so I also love to read tributes to mom's. Hope you have a wonderful mother's day this year.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you, SweetiePie. My mom is my inspiration for writing the first poem, as she lives in another province and I only see her every Christmas. Thank you very much for visiting my hub.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Mom's Rock at least mine still does, she rocks slower than she did in her youth but it is all good. Great tribute here. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

My mother lives far away. I really enjoyed that poem. Thanks for sharing.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you too, C.S. and Dottie for reading and commenting, please extend my advanced Mother's Day greetings to your repective moms.


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DarleneMarie 7 years ago from USA

Loved your Mother's Day poems Melody. Very touching and comforting!


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

That's very heart-warming, Darlene, thank you so much.


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sfharper 7 years ago from Winter Springs, FL

Lovely set of poems, you must have a terrific set of mom's.

:) Sheri


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Raj kamal 7 years ago from Guntur, A.P., India

good poems and a great way to start hubbing


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks, Sheri and Raj, for dropping by and for commenting.


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kiran8 7 years ago from Mangalore, India

Excellent thoughts, lovely poems - remember these beautiful words "God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me"..thanks a lot :)


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

That's a wonderful saying, Kiran...and very apt for my mother indeed, thank you very much.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

These poems are really touching tributes to mothers young, distant and already departed. So very happy that you joined hubpages so that we will get to read more of your creations.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Peggy, thanks for reading and commenting. Glad to be here too, and to have found more friends.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Delightful to read you. I'm new here too and welcome you to the fun!


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks, frogyfish, and welcome too.


Jamie Marie Hall 7 years ago

You have written three really great poems. I can relate to them all. The middle one made me cry thinking about my grandma who passed away in 2007.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Jamie, glad you loved these poems. Sorry to hear you lost your grandma two years ago. Thanks for dropping by and for your caomment.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks a lot sunesra.


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best-merchant-in- 7 years ago from 6440 sky point st. las vegas nv 89131

I love this one..Thanks...i miss my mom.. She's cool..


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Glad you like it too, best-merchant-in. Please send my best wishes to your mom... am sure she's cool and mighty proud of you to.


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sukkran 7 years ago from TRICHY, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.

great presentation. lovely writing


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you very much, sukkran.


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Goodway 7 years ago from India


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Goodway, Mother's Day or not, mothers ought to be loved and appreciated, as even our whole lifetime is not enough to express our thankfulness and gratitude to them.

For me, honoring my mom with extra attention and appreciation during Mother's Day is simply making one more day of the year (in addition to her birthday and other occasions) more special for her.

The most important thing to remember is that we need to love, honor, and respect our mothers everyday of our lives.

Thank you very much.


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scottyy11 7 years ago from Canada

now if you could just give me some gift ideas lol


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

scottyy11, if you're into cooking, the best way to your mom's heart is through her stomach lol. Seriously though, anything that you think can wonderfully express your appreciation of her would be perfect.

If you want to give a tangible present, it need not be expensive. I guess, something that she really needs coupled with a bouquet of flowers would always be safe.

Thanks a lot for dropping by.


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usmanali81 7 years ago

On the coming mother's day, the one who has abandoned their mothers in old age houses must visit them and take them at their homes permanantly and keep their loving mothers with theirselves along with their spouse, wife and children. The concept of old age houses must be abolished. Its the duty of children to take care of their old parents as they take care of their wives and children. Parents (specially old) must be given a high priority over other family members.


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Amy M 7 years ago from Manzano Mountains

What a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere. I am new to this also. Happy Mothers Day to all!


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you very much for commenting, usmanali81and Amy. Happy Mother's Day too.


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Watch Tower 7 years ago from New Zealand

I am lucky to have my Mum close by and we have a great relationship. Simply put your poems reflect the love we have for our mothers, near or far. here or passed over to the beyond. their spirit and love guide us, for no matter how old we may grow we are and always will be our Mums cherished child


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Ez Kay 5 years ago

Excellent and interesting tribute on mothers you actually shared in here which am sure all good mothers will be proud of.


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