A Mother’s Love

Composed 5/13/13
Description: A poem (a few days late) for Mothers Day.

Laundry feels softer
When mom washes your clothes
Food tastes better
When it’s cooked on momma’s stove
You’ll have a larger scar
If she’s not there when you are hurt
You’ll never look as nice
If she’s not there to smooth your shirt

But it’s only when you’re gone
That you realize her advice
Is not just OCD
But the love that fills your life
Bottles from the store and
Family recipes
Are nothing compared to
The love my mother brings

First Memory

Composed: 4/20/13
Description: Inspired by a prompt in Christina’s post 5 Ideas to Get You Writing. The prompt was “write about your earliest memory.” This is the result.

I remember it dearly
That sweet lullaby
I curled into her shoulder
Warm, pacified
Late in the evening
A scene draped blue
Black trees in the window
Swaying in view
Was the setting that evening
As she rocked me to slumber
Humming a song
I don’t even remember
I must have dozed off then
Safe in her arms
Implicit I love yous
Deterring all harms