Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mother Dear

When you were an itty-bitty baby
Did your mama rock you, did she?
Did she sing a lullaby?
Hush bitty-baby hush-a-by
Did she kiss your little ear?
Whisper words like ‘baby-dear’
Did she feed you when you wept?
Smile and watch you as you slept?

When you were a little-bitty child
Did she scold when you were wild?
Tell you what to do; what not
Did she pat your bottom when you forgot?
Did she gladly bake your favorite treat?
Cooking yummy meals to eat?
Did she scrub behind your ears?
Hug you tight and dry your tears?

When you were almost tall as she
Did she still watch you carefully?
Reminding you to do what’s right
Did she pray for you each night?
Did she say ‘I love you’ over and over?
Did you ever tell her first that you love her?
And now, all grown up, whether far or near
Do you go to visit your mother dear?

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Janet Martin

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