Mother Daughter Poem

Poem For Mothers Day From Daughter

I wrote this poem over twenty years ago when I become a mother myself. I have the most courageous mother. She is battling cancer and fights for her life each day. I gave this to her for Mother's Day all those years ago and I just wanted to share it with the world. Time heals all wrongs. Life is so short, and none of us are promised tomorrow. God bless all the Mother's in this world. I thank God for my mother and every day we have.

Remember When

© Kathy J Parenteau
Life takes us through many changes like the seasons of each year,
Some so unforgettable we sometimes shed a tear.
I remember when I was a little girl, it seems not long ago,
My mother would shelter me in her arms,
A feeling I thought I'd never outgrow.
Maybe I really haven't because hidden inside of me,
There's still that need to hold her,
Though are chances are few and far between.
We live our lives looking back on memories of the past,
Ones we often cherish, for time moves along so fast.
I remember my teenage years, rebellious as they were,
Though I'd made many mistakes I could always count on her.
Oh the times I'd hurt her with the hateful things I'd say,
I hope she knows how sorry I am and how much I love her today.
As children we don't realize how words can break a heart,
Leave scars that last a lifetime and tear two lives apart.
Though forgiveness isn't easy, we've found it through the years,
My mother and I are closer than ever,
Our love has washed away the tears.
So let me tell you that I love you mom, in this message that I send,
Though time is ever changing, I'll always remember when.

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Published: Apr 2012

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  • It touched me because as children we might say bad things but we do not mean it

    Sandra Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I had to read it twice - because at first I was picturing my daughter and myself and suddenly I was in tears thinking of me and MY mother. Very very beautiful words that seemed to flow ever so gracefully. Thank you!!

    Charlene, Hurst, Texas Submitted Apr 2012
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  • This sweet poem touched my heart and I thank you for it. I shared it with my own mother.

    Debbie,Ironton,Ohio Submitted May 2012
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  • This poem is so true for my mum and me. She is now 96 and I am 72 and the words are so very, very true.
    She worked so hard to raise my brothers and myself. She worked long hours in a factory and supported us on her own as my father left when I was very young. I felt she wasn't affectionate enough but I have learned how much she loved me and loves me still. I broke her heart I know at times but I know she always loved me with all her heart and does still. We learn so much as we grow older. I will lose her before long and I hurt so much to even think of it. I will send her this story in a poem and know she will understand.

    Sandra Marcoe, WI Submitted 5/28/2013
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