Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day To Mothers Everywhere: Poems Old And New

When the teacher said
That I would not fit in there
-you knew me better.

Many years ago,
You read to a little boy
-no one believed in.

You told me one day
Uniforms can't measure us.
-So much they don't say.

Copyright 2008

Little Hobo
by Edward S. Gault

My mother pointed out to me,
As she helped me put on
The various parts of my hobo costume,
That winning a contest was not easy.
Other kids may have worked harder.
I should not get my hopes up, or
My expectations too high.
She did not want me to
Suffer the blow when I didn’t win.
Still, I carried home a blue ribbon that day.

Copyright 2007
Little Hobo was originally published last October.


SandyCarlson said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your mother. You have touched my heart.

qualcosa di bello said...

your momma sounds like one very awesome lady! your words are a beautiful tribute!

MyBellavia said...

Beautiful warm wording of your mothers love.