Friday, May 11, 2012

Poetic Captions: Mother's Day

My mom on my wedding day. Thanks Mom!
Mother's Day is almost here.  My mom unfortunately lives in another province so I won't be seeing her for Mother's Day. So today's debut series Poetic Captions is dedicated to my mom. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to a wonderful lady. 

Moms come in all shapes and sizes. Moms inspire us, care for us, help us grow. We love our moms and they love us.  So why not spend an hour or two crafting a poem for your mom.  

With All My Heart, Mind, and Soul
--by Rena J. Traxel 

In a mother’s arms
A child found
All the love and security
She needed to grow.

In a mother’s way
A rebellious teen
Saw all she needed
To choose her own way.

In a mother’s song
A young woman hears
The strength she needs
To conquer her fears

In a child’s heart
Her mom is her world.
In a teenage mind
Her mom is her guide.
In a woman’s soul
Her mom is eternally there.

What has your mom done for you? 

Do want to create something great for your mom for Mother's Day? Check out these links below. 

Next Friday, on Poetic Captions Bill Boudreau will be providing a downloadable colouring page to accompany a poem and activity created by me. On Monday, a beloved orange cat will help me launch my new series Ouch! I hope you come back for that. 

Remember you can always connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

To see some more fabulous poetry head over to Irene Latham's blog. She is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Round-Up. 


  1. That's beautiful, Rena. It brought a little tear to my eye; I'm sure your mother will love it. Lovely.

    1. Thanks. She read the poem and she liked it!

  2. Speaking of inspiration, you've inspired me to try something for my mom. I don't think I would've done it before your A to Z. Oh, how I love this poem more after reading it again.

    1. Thanks Pam! Just write from your heart and I'm sure the words will come.

  3. What a wonderful tribute to moms. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a beautiful way to honor your mother. What a lucky mom!

  5. Love this! And that pic of your grinning mom with the eraser board is pure treasure. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you. I adore that picture. I think I might have even cried when I first saw it.

  6. What an apt description of all the roles a mom plays. I'm sorry you can't be with her to celebrate. Happy Mother's Day.

    1. I owe a lot to my mom and I'm thankful that I have such a wonderful Mom!

  7. Such a lovely poem for your mom, an such a nice idea for a gift! Sorry you won't get to be with her on Mother's Day - maybe you can Skype - not quite the same, but better than phone only :)

    1. Thanks Susanna. I did get to call her and let her know that I dedicated this post to her.

  8. What a beautiful poem, Rena! Your mother must have loved it!!


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