When I was a little girl I used to love when Mother's Day came at the same time the lily of the valley was in bloom, and the lilacs and violets. We had all of them around our house and I used to run outside and pick a bouquet for my mom and leave it on the front step. I'd ring the doorbell and run away. One year I made a complicated boutonniere out of tin foil and expected her to wear it to church. This year I have a photo and a poem I composed from emails my mother has sent me recently. My mom is the best mom ever and I love her. I hope I am just like her when I get to be her age. (That's always been true).
The Friday Poetry roundup is at Anastasia Suen's today. Enjoy your weekend!
Emails from Ma
....................by Andromeda Jazmon
We arrived safely home Wed.
The two motions we were most in favor of,
Roberts Rules of Order, I guess...
Dad wishes now he had asked
to have his negative vote recorded.
Very stuffy place.
Yuh, we're trying now that
we know about the problem...
I'm saving this book
for the boys to read when they are older,
if it's still in print...
I thought it would be good to read
about what's happening in the South...
The leaves all came out while we were gone.
Women still cannot be in certain sections,
but black men can, I think.
I don't know how she does it, honestly.
Hopefully, he will take my advice.
Then it will be our turns to run around like crazy..
But be sure to have a tall fence around the garden.
Better make that a rule...or deer will have a feast,
not to mention bears......oh-oh...
Rest before the next one.
Are you o.k. for tomorrow?
Keep in mind,
I am missing the boys
but don't quite know what to do about it.
We are all too busy.
I think I'll go weed a bit..
I found a red bag in the closet,
full of clothes for emergencies here.
I would call you but it's probably bedtime there.
Hope you are getting enough rest...
and how about homework?
Is it going o.k.?
How can I help?
Let's just keep thinking and praying.
God will work it out,
if he wants them to continue...
No, I know you couldn't do it,
you are doing the goodnight stuff.
I wasn't asking you to.
But please do pray.
I will meet you at the Y at 5:15
I want to use my pass at least once in May.
Look for me when you park.
If I see you in time
I'll bring the puzzle with me.
How much do we owe you?
Love and Prayers...