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Mother's Day
by Birgit and Roger Pratcher

Tuesday, May 02, 2006
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A mother's thoughts on mothersday coming up...

Motherís Day

It comes around but once a year

And the reason is quite clear

We are being honored and remembered

For having our kids pampered

For taking care of dirty socks and dishes

Cooking meals and fixing clothes with stitches

For sitting in the dark room at night

Wait until they return and turn on the light

Ground them Ďcause theyíre hours late, again

While we were worried sick, our gray hair makes it plain

We pay the bills and work a job

Help with homework, stay on top

Of things that need be done so urgently

Bills we pay, extensively

Wear our own clothes another season

Our childrenís trendy closet is the reason

We clean and wipe and wash and work so hard

Day in day out, thatís in life our part

And what do we get in return for all we do

One day a year!!! Itís not enough, Iím telling you

I want a week, fully spoiled so rotten

Because I know the remainder of the year Iíll be forgotten

Iíll just be the mom, so quickly to help out

Never sigh and never pout

Rarely hear a ĎThank you Momí

Only the old familiar ĎItís not fair, why me?í

Thatís why I shout, one day is not enough

Our year of mothering is way too tough!

Happy Mother's Day!

By Birgit and Roger Pratcher

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Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 5/13/2006
I agree whole heartedly. When they get to be my age, well maybe not that old. lol. But as they look back, as I do, they'll remember all the wisdom and love you gave them. Let's pray, anyway. Hey, a rhyme; maybe I'll try my hand at poetry. Have a great Mom's Day, and a blessed year, Art
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 5/11/2006
True, one day is not enough to honor the mom
well done
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/8/2006
well done
Reviewed by La'Trina Rockett (Reader) 5/7/2006
You are a wonderful mom and I wouldn't know where I'd be without you and I'm also lucky to have a wonderful mom like you in my life!!!! Oh and you are a wonderful Oma too....from the mouth of your grandson, June.

Love your #1 daughter,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/5/2006
Yes! A wonderful tribute and a beautiful gift to well-deserving moms! Thank you for sharing this most timely offering. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/3/2006
Ah... but the question perhaps is: would we rather NOT be mothers instead??!! Think I'll accept doormat status for the season and come out as glamorous debutante in due course!! I APPRECIATE YOU and we could have our OWN mutual celebration society goin down here! The most precious role on the face of this earth and one that reaps bountiful harvests when done in the completeness that you describe it here. You are stars!! :)) Bless you and thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/2/2006
Birgit and Roger,

Well done! I love this one. Happy Mother's Day, Birgit!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/2/2006
Yes! Yes! Yes! Let's honor all our moms, no matter if they are our natural ones or otherwise! Very nicely penned; bravo! brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by totally anonymous 5/2/2006
Amen to that!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/2/2006
Thank you for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/2/2006
I have to agree with you but there is light at the end of the tunnel as I have found out over the past two years, our reward is when we become grandparents and sit back condescendingly smug when our children come to us complaining of theirs. lol It will happen believe me.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/2/2006
After the experience of the "Teenager" we need the year of the mother! LOL loved this write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/2/2006
Thanks! You speak for many mothers who will read this while nodding YES to it all! Excellent write! Happy Mother's Day, Every Day!!;-)

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/2/2006
Yep. And then there the other kinds of mothers, but no one wants to bring up those. You poem was nice, I just don't relate.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/2/2006
...darn those moms, always whining...LOL!...(by the way I have some socks that need mending)
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/2/2006
Birgit and Roger
A wonderful, tongue in cheek dissertation on Mother's Day..
Thanks for reminding me of its imminence...lols
Love the greenback's graphic !!
Love,Peace and Harmony

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