A Mother's Day Poem: something especially for the kids

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I was quite the scribe in my elementary school days. The Young Authors program in CPS was amazing (shout out to John D. Shoop Academy and my librarian Mrs. Scott; the YA facilitator Mrs. Ellison and Mrs. Jones, the computer teacher).

This is a Mother's Day-inspired poem in my first official collection of unpublished poetry. If any educators are reading this, here's a great last minute idea for your students; I'm sure they haven't gone shopping for their mothers yet.

Shout! Shout! It's Mother's Day in the Kingdom


Shout, shout, shout I say!

This very day is Mother's Day!

Call the children and the peasants, too

It's not just for mothers,

All can enjoy, me and you.


Send your mother a card

And say you love her.

Giver her flowers

And tell her there's no one above her.


Listen to the kingdom crier

As he cries in this way,

"Shout, shout everyone!

Today is Mother's Day!"


All throughout the kingdom we celebrate

And honor mothers on this,

This beautiful 2nd Sunday

In the glorious month of May.


Not only in this imaginary kingdom

But in Chicago, too,

I love my mother on Mother's Day

And everyday.

I really sincerely do.


(c) Sandria Washington


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  • Mother's Love
    Her love is like
    an island in life's ocean,
    vast and wide
    A peaceful, quiet shelter
    From the wind, the rain, the tide.
    'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
    By Patience on the West,
    By tender Counsel on the South
    And on the East by Rest.
    Above it like a beacon light
    Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
    And thro' the changing scenes of life
    I find a haven there.
    mothers day poems

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