for my daughter, on Mother's Day
by Michele Schottelkorb
thank you, my daughter
for making me a mother
for tiny heartfelt kisses
for granting little wishes
for la Luna nights of endless fun
for water fights in the hot hot sun
for reading in our special chair
for accepting that Im bad with hair
for chocolate milk filled to the top
for run and skip and twirl and hop
for unicorns and bright pink dresses
for snuggling and great big messes
for poetry and singing larks
for healing boo-boos and scaring sharks
for conversations Id never known
for the World in light youve shown
for Dr Seuss; we love to rhyme
for giving me all your time
for little songs that come from nothing
for dancing with our hearts and stuffing
for kitties, dogs, snakes and turtles
for forcing me to jump my hurdles
for empathy and kindness true
for soft spirits that come from you
for midnight snacks and peter pan
for jack and sally and boogey man
for deep long gazes; bright blue eyes
for silver clouds and purple skies
for all the universe and the stars
for healing all my painful scars
for my daughter, thank you todayfor making me mommy, in every way
Author's Note: for without our children, we would not be mommies... so i thank her today...
Posted on 05/09/2004
Copyright © 2022 Michele Schottelkorb
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Sarah Graves on 05/09/04 at 06:45 PM|
Aww, this is so sweet Michele. Lol, I wish my mom would write me a poem :)
|Posted by Anne Engelen on 05/09/04 at 07:19 PM|
What a wonderful sweet poem!
|Posted by Michelle Angelini on 05/09/04 at 08:44 PM|
Thank you so much for this beautiful poem. I'm not normally a fan of rimed couplets, but this flowed so well that I didn't notice the rime, only the sentiment. You timed it well, at least for me, since I miss my Mom, as we're 3000 miles apart. Ok, now I can go dry my tears... :-)
|Posted by Maureen Glaude on 05/10/04 at 12:25 AM|
what a treat! Yes, I always think on Mom's Day, I am the grateful one for the blessings of my kids, and being blessed with them. And what treasured moments like those above, they brought to our lives. Beautiful, Michele.
|Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/10/04 at 11:08 AM|
happy mother's day to you Michele and may this poem find its way into every child's heart to remind them how lucky they are and loved to have one, as you.
|Posted by Rula Shin on 05/10/04 at 02:25 PM|
As I read through this gorgeous poem I sensed the purity of your love for your daughter and the fulfillment and joy of motherhood bursting out of every seam! You should be proud, what a wonderful gift :-)
|Posted by Ginette T Belle on 05/10/04 at 10:22 PM|
a poem priceless and wonderfully written...i adore it and the special relationship you have with your daughter...
|Posted by Richard Trotter on 05/12/04 at 02:10 PM|
lovely poem, very moving.
|Posted by Ashok Sharda on 05/12/04 at 02:21 PM|
Well, I really dont know what to say. This is so beautiful, so full of vibrations, so much that I feel like playing this role of a MOM or a daughter. I think I can be your MOM or your daughter, as the situation might demand. A friend is a person capable of playing all kind of roles.
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/12/04 at 04:33 PM|
This is truly sweet, especially because you wrote your daughter a poem instead of her writing you one, but maybe in a couple of years? :o)
|Posted by Thomas K. Hunt on 05/13/04 at 04:19 AM|
A very beautiful poem that i'm sure your daughter will cherish for ever
|Posted by JD Clay on 05/14/04 at 01:30 AM|
I think it should be Mother's Day everyday. You have certainly covered all the bases in magnificent detail, Michele. This is one for the treasure box.
|Posted by David R Spellman on 05/14/04 at 04:04 AM|
A real sweet loving expression for both daughter and mom. You've covered it all here in exquisite style!
|Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/14/04 at 05:17 AM|
for my daughter, on Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day, Michele.
It's so beautiful, so precious. Makes ya wanta cry too. A lovely tribute for your daughter.
I'm putting this one on my favorites.
|Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/14/04 at 05:18 AM|
Looks like a big hit.
|Posted by Delilah Coyne on 04/04/06 at 11:14 PM|
So full of love and adoration. A truly sweet tribute to a daughter. Lovely.
|Posted by Charlie Morgan on 04/06/08 at 06:11 PM|
...i am humbled...this is over the top, and to think i knew michelle when...and this tribute to yo' daughter, is standing tall for it is thru them virtually all of our remaing lives[after them]is both for and from them...tresure is just a word to define the defineless...michele, this is too much! love, charlie
|Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/16/09 at 12:41 PM|
very sweet and loving tribute to your daughter. I. too thank G-d every day for my kids. I really loved this piece. I'm adding it to my favorites!