Mother Poem

Taking Mother For Granted Poem

Don't take your mother for granted.

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This poem resonated with me big time. Instant emotions falling from my eyes. It's been four months since I've lost my Mom. There will be no one ever that loved me the way she did. Thank You...

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Do What I Can't

© more by Debbie Leads

Published: December 2007

Make sure to call mama on Mother's Day,
Her birthday and the rest.
You know she's sitting by the phone
Wishing you all the best.

She doesn't want to bother you,
So she waits for YOU to phone.
She has so much free time now.
Most of it spent alone.

She knows you are very busy now,
With work and kids and wife.
She helps you out whenever she can.
She is the one who gave you life.

The years go by, so fast they fly.
The years just never stop.
She has joined the local church and
At local thrift stores she shops.

Luckily, you have an organized wife
Who sends the cards you sign.
You moved away for job prospects,
Not because you wanted to leave her behind.

She quietly lives her life,
Puttering around the yard,
Thinking of ways she could help you
And cherishing your beautiful cards.

Whenever you think of her,
Please listen and take the time,
Because I would give everything I have
For just five minutes with mine.

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Regina R by Regina R
  • 5 months ago

OMG you are an awesome writer! I was reading this one good until the very last line and the tears fell so I had to let you know how you are touching the hearts of many. God's blessings!

  • Tmo by Tmo, Clinton
  • 1 year ago

This poem resonated with me big time. Instant emotions falling from my eyes. It's been four months since I've lost my Mom. There will be no one ever that loved me the way she did. Thank You for this poem.

  • Lauren Wingrove by Lauren Wingrove
  • 5 years ago

It's been 38 years since she fell asleep in Christ, but for 38 years it has never failed to bring tears to my eyes that my valiant mother lost her battle to cancer. She was a loving, tender, patient, proud and kind woman who would do anything for us. I'm thankful that she was my mother for 23 years.

I was blessed to have a mother like her.

  • Aubre by Aubre, Co
  • 9 years ago

Its been 3 months and oh how I wish I could call her just one last time just to tell her I love her and I miss her. People take their mothers for granted and I'm so guilty of this but if I could just turn back the times oh what I wouldn't do for just one more day or even just a five minute conversation.

  • Freda by Freda
  • 11 years ago

Debbie - I sit here with tears streaming down my face, asking why o why didn't I pick up the phone before it was all too late and she was gone. Your poem hit home.

  • Nancy by Nancy, Kentucky
  • 11 years ago

My mom has been gone 12 years. I would give anything, anything, to hear her voice one more time. I can think of so many things that I didn't do, that I could have done, that would have made her happy. At the time they just didn't seem that important. I realize now, that it is the little things that matter the most.

Debbie, very touching. I hope some people heed your advice before it's too late too follow it.

  • Angela by Angela, Illinois
  • 11 years ago

Today March 22 is my birthday...and I am a Mom, a wife, my husband travels for work, my mother and I will be living 8 hrs apart soon (I am an only child w/her only grandchildren), and donate my time heavily at school. So, I guess this poem seems to speak directly to me; maybe the position of people are a little different, but feels all the same to me. I can relate to this poem in a way. Thank you Debbie Leads for writing this poem and me coming upon it on this day.

  • Trish by Trish, Bedfordshire
  • 11 years ago

It has been 3 years since I lost my mum. I am still missing her so much. So many times I think if she were still here I would tell her how much I love her. There is nothing I wouldn't do to have her here with me if only for a day. Wherever she is I pray with all my heart that she is happy. She was a gift from God.

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