A Poem and an Essay for Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

My classmate Mary Lou Meyers sent me a lovely poem about her mom that I am posting for Mother’s Day. Thanx, Mary Lou (See my article link below poem.)

 

Mother’s Day Perspective
by Mary Lou Meyers

My mother is palpable now,
resplendent in her crown of braids,
as if I punched the air,
she would appear for the greater glory,
her efficient figure and form,
who could work circles around me and everybody,
reduced to an inventory of Truth,
while I go on with my spendthrift ways.

She tells the story of unending sacrifice and grace,
her introspective forays into the search for meaning,
what manner or means to dream
far from the  commonplace.
She never let me see the wearing down of good deeds,
her heroic process of everyday,
the upifting up of our reserve
to conserve what little is left for herself
as if her whole premise
was to extol the virtues,
temper and scold her children
into the well-being of their soul,
and finally surrender to the ground below.


I wrote an essay for Mother’s Day that was just posted in Women’s Voices for Change. Here is the link:

Here is the photo of my mom that appears on the website, only this one is smaller. Having this posted for Mother’s Day has made my day, since my kids are far away. But I did see them while in Calif. & Nevada, so the good feelings linger…..
My Mother, Diamond Bea Knopf
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