May 13, 2012

My Mother Kept A Garden

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--Description: 20th C, Author Unknown, Childhood, Family, Memories--


My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.


Author Unknown

--Word of the Day: antipode \AN-ti-pohd\, noun:
A direct or exact opposite.
Example:
It seemed that this enthusiast was just as cautious, just as much alive to judgments in other minds as if he had been that antipode of all enthusiasm called "a man of the world."
-- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

--Quote of the Day: When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

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2 comments:

Small Footprints on May 13, 2012 at 8:20 PM said...

As always you choose the best poetry ... this one is so perfect! Thank you for sharing ... Happy Mother's Day!

V. Mahfood on May 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM said...

Thank you so much. I truly hope you had a wonderful weekend of relaxation.

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