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Happy Mother's Day!

click for larger imagePictured with visitor to Africa Jackie Smith is Zulu Queen Mother of the Nazareth Baptist Church of South Africa. What a beautiful photograph to remind us of our ancestors, our blood mothers, spiritual mothers, and mothers of our communities and villages around the world!

I think of my own mother now, who is not only the matriarch of the family but who has been a spiritual force in my life and the lives of many. She is a retired school teacher now living with my father in Slidell, LA. My parents moved in with my brother and my sister-in-law following the Katrina cataclysm.

Last Mother's Day I wrote the poem "One Too Many Times" in honor of my mother for the holiday. It was subsequently published in the British ezine Poetry Life & Times. The poem means more now to me and family members than it did then given all that has transpired over the past year.

In addition to "One Too Many Times", I have four other poems that may be relevant to readers over the Mother's Day celebration. In them you will see different types of mothers, relationships with mothers, and the legacies of good mothers. The poems are listed as follows:

  • "Mama's hands working grace" (poem added May 2007)
  • "Mother of Our Flesh"
  • "This Mother's Son in Starlight", a poem comforting a son after the death of his mother
  • "Three"

  • Thank you for reading.

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    Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/11/2007
    Beautiful tribute, Nordette; happy Mother's Day to you and all the moms here at the Den; God bless our mothers! (Wish I still had mine; I miss her still so much all these years later!)

    (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
    Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/13/2006
    Happy Mother's Day to you Nordette, you've been missed!

    Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/12/2006
    Thank you Nordette!!

    Happy Mothersday to youu too sis!!

    love tinka
    Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 5/12/2006
    Elegant. Glad to hear your voice again
    Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/12/2006
    You sure know how to use this medium, Nordette. Good for you (and for those who are fans of yours, like me). Happy Mothers' Day to you! Love and peace,

    Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 5/12/2006
    It is an honor to read your poetry! Happy Mothers Day everyone!

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