|"First Mother's Day" by operabug|
When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
– Erma Bombeck, "When God Created Mothers" (read the rest at goodreads)
|giant panda and baby|
|gentoo penguin love|
"Write it for your mother and give it to her. It can be any kind of poem you like, as long as it’s especially for her."
|orangutan mother and baby|
|cheetah and cub|
|mother and baby beaver|
But after a few days of "fiddling around," it was as if the dam burst.
I wasn't surprised by all the heartfelt tributes—I expected that.
|baby elephant with mother|
What I didn't expect was how many of these poems would touch me so deeply. Thank you for that.
Sending virtual hugs to all of you who shared your words, your lives, your memories, and who brought these multifaceted relationships to light.
Thanks especially to Kenn Nesbitt for "going there" and for the opportunity to post a bunch of cute animal photos, too!
Scroll through the poems below, or for best viewing, click HERE.
Inspired to write your own poem for Mom?
Post it on our October 2016 padlet by Monday, October 31st, and I will add it to the wrap-up presentation.
Alternatively, you may enter the giveaway by commenting below. Comments must be received no later than Tuesday, November 1st. If you contribute a poem and comment below, you will receive two entries in total.
The winner will be determined by Random.org and announced next Friday, November 4th, when we reveal our next Spotlight ON interview and ditty challenge.