For my mother's upcoming birthday, she requested not a poem entirely about her but a poem about her children. I decided to not only describe myself but also how my mother had an effect on my life.
in Mother Poems
Mom, on your birthday, I celebrate you
And all the wonderful things that you do.
But if truth be told, and that must always be,
I'm going to talk about Marvelous Me!
Because Marvelous Me did not just come about,
For you were my making; in that is no doubt.
Your STRENGH gave me power to reach for new heights.
Your WORDS gave me knowledge to learn wrong from right.
Your PATIENCE gave me calm to face a new day.
Your ADVICE would show me there is always a way.
Your CAPABILITY showed me to strive for my best.
Your SELFLESSNESS was given with all of your zest.
You MOLDED and LED me with SUPPORT through it all,
Even LIFTED me up when I'd happen to fall.
So lo and behold, here I am today
Because of your love and guiding way.
Marvelous Me will continue to grow,
Only because of you, this I know.
So I celebrate you now, in this special way,
To wish you a very Happy Birthday.
For I wouldn't be me if it weren't you from the start.
I love you, Mom, from the depths of my heart.