” MOTHERS DAY ” by Jeffrey Littrell

This poem was written for my mom back in 1995 for Mothers Day. She still has it framed on her bedroom wall. I’d like to reprint it on here for her and for all of my friends that are wonderful mothers themselves. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !

MOTHERS DAY  by Jeffrey Littrell

a fragile, tiny life within

pure innocence and free of sin

a little fetus in a womb

like a flower waits ‘til time to bloom


I, a laughing little boy

with words of praise, she’d bring me joy

and every craft I made in school

was treasured as a shining jewel


I wanted most that she be proud

and sometimes she would say aloud

that always a success I’d be

for I was special, I was me


then I grew up and left the nest

and though she’d always done her best

the wrong roads I would often take

and many times, mistakes I’d make


determined that I knew it all

I’d stumble and I’d often fall

but I always knew where I could go

to ease the pain I’d come to know


there’s no stronger bond I’ve ever known

no greater love that I’ve been shown

than that of a child and a mother

to each there’s nothing like the other


sometimes when I’m with her now

the laughing child returns somehow

and all the things in life I fear

inside an instant disappear







About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

One response to “” MOTHERS DAY ” by Jeffrey Littrell

  • Elaine Anne Westheimer

    A lovely poem that any mother would happily display. Thanks for following and your kind comment. I have a facebook page but it’s really more for seeing what other people are doing and for playing games. I rarely comment and never post poems there.

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