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Unappreciated

Updated on January 25, 2019

What More Can Mom do?

 1. 9 months I subjected her to progressive backaches

     Thrice I threatened to abort over cup-cakes

      Never gave her a break all through that period

      She never complained; never dared use the steroid

      All she got were kicks - I did give her licks

      She abandoned her rest to learn useful motherhood tricks

      Just to make sure I got the best out of her

      Wonderful, Unappreciated mother!

 

2. When I came (though she strained in pain)

    She laughed for joy to see me - pink and plain

    In her eyes, I was already a superstar

    But all she got was wail - I even bawled harder

    Back home I never gave her a moment's rest at night

    Even when she was exhausted - I demanded my Babyish right

    Not caring all she'd been through for me - the bother

    I kept stressing my poor, sweet mother.

 

3. She cooked the best meal every single morning

    Got my clothes clean without really ever complaining

    I gave her trouble in the house and out

    Her heart ached to see what I did her rules to flout

    "Kaycee, don't go outside, it's raining!"

    And I'd get up in a huff and hit the ceiling!

    Never once tried to say a proper "Thank you"

    Not even a miserly little "How do you do?"

 

4. Now I'm all alone - mum's got the rest she deserved

    T'was one fateful Spring morning - I observed

    Mum looked at me with a hint of sadness

    I never knew it was a sign of her preparedness.

    I came back from my daily routine, ready to scream at mama

    And I met the Flintstones and Dawsons - it looked like a drama

    It was too late to appreciate this crushed little flower

    For there, on her bed, was the body of my dear mother!

 

Mothers are awesome and hard to replace - Do not wait

Tell them what they need to hear - before it becomes too late!

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      amymm 

      10 years ago

      so touching!!!mum's are priceless indeed

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks Sonisekhon.

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      sonisekhon 

      10 years ago from india

      nice poem ...

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      Deborah Reno 

      10 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      A lovely tribute to mothers. Thank you for honoring your mom here, and sharing with us.

      Namaste.

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      K.A.E Grove 

      10 years ago from Australia

      a beautiful poem, it makes a lovely tribute to your mother...nicely done

    • minakay profile imageAUTHOR

      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thank you, tnderhrt23. And you, too, Angela Kekahu. I cherish those who honour moms. My mum died in 1996 when I was just getting ready to make her proud!

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      angela kekahu 

      10 years ago

      Making me cry.

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      tnderhrt23 

      10 years ago

      Powerful, well written piece. As a daughter who lost her mother, and a mother myself, this poem touched me deeply.

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