Thank you mother, you are my one and only


With all the differences we have had

For all the times I’ve made you mad

You‘re still my one and only, lovely mother


Your strength shines through

Like sun in skies of blue

Your love is like no other

My one and only, lovely mother


The things I did which made you scream

The words you said that made me mean

No matter what we’ve said to one another

You’re still my one and only, lovely mother

For all the times I said your fault

For all the tears of taste like salt

You picked me up from every fall

You said chin up and made me tall

My one and only, lovely mother


I know you’re sorry for the pain

You knew no better, I see the shame

You are still the one I need to hold

When this world is dreary and so cold

My one and only, lovely mother



I’ve made mistakes along the way

Please stop taking all the blame

As imperfect as things were

I look for you when life’s a blur

My one and only, lovely mother


You still call to warn me of rain

I still call you when I feel pain

You still tell me be courageous

I still need you through life’s stages

My one and only, lovely mother

Madison O'Sullivan

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

This is so lovely. Thank you so much - I will always adore my mother! Sometimes I wonder - how could they stand us - you know while we were growing up - but somehow they did.


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Hi Bk, So nice of you to read my hub and comment, thank you! I wonder the same:-)


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

One of the most lovely and touching poems I've read here.


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Lovelypaper, this comment touched me very much. I truly appreciate it!


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JannyC 6 years ago

beautiful and so true. That belongs on a Hallmark card...wait not its better than a Hallmark! Bravo!


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

LoL, thank you for such a nice compliment Janny!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

lovely, and now I am remebering my mom, touching... Maita


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you Maita. Always good to see you!


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Beautiful and so touching, Madison! I wish I had thought of this as every year my mind draws a blank as I go to write a Mother's Day card and long, long letter and send my mom many in between! I really enjoyed reading it and will bookmark it so I remember to cherish my mother!!! Great job!


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

Truly Beautiful! I felt it. Thank you


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Whenever someone is suffering usually mum is the word most pronounced, there is a reason for it. Wonderful poem Madison, really heart touching. Rated and stumbled. Well done.


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Ann, I am so glad you enjoyed it. It is true, no matter how much we love our mother's sometimes we forget to cherish them. Thank you!


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Ladybird, thank you so much. Now every single time I read it I get teary and call my mom. It's funny because I have always called my mother. But, since I wrote this hub I have been calling her even more.

Hypnodude, Absolutely! When I have any kind of suffering she really is the first to come to mind. Thank you for your comment, always a pleasure.


hayat 6 years ago

nice one i like it tita likes it thats me

looool

hahahahahahhahahaha omg


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Hayat, I'm glad you identify!


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

I love this madison, I love my mother, I was a thorn in her side, but I came out of it. Now she is gone, I really miss her.


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Madison22 5 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you Sherrylou, always a pleasure to have you stop by and read my hubs!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Madison, This is beautiful & heartfelt! Enjoy your Mother as long as she is on this side of heaven! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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Madison22 4 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you DeBorrah, sorry for the late reply. Alot has transpired past 3 months, but I am blessed to be able to say that I am doing well. Hope you are also well.


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manatita44 3 years ago from london

So much joy in being grateful! Thank you for sharing.

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