Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ode To My Mom

My youth was guided by your love
You made me feel secure
You taught me how to rise above
When others weren't so pure

And every night you tucked me in
And said this little prayer
I always fell asleep in peace
Just knowing they were there

"There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels overhead
Mathew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless this bed I sleep upon"

When I grew older you were there
To encourage me along
"You're such a great musician hon
Don't quit while you're so young"

And when I left to hit the road
To travel state to state
You cried and said you loved me
And you told me I'd be great

So thank you mom for all you've done
You're with me every day
In every good decision
That I've made along the way

* * * * *

Happy Mother's Day mom... I love you.

here or here for more on what my mom means to me.


People in the Sun said...

My mom also sang to me and to my sister every night (and every night she said the same thing--that her voice used to be better before she started smoking. Even though she started when she was 14).

She didn't really encourage me when I became a musician. She did what she thought was right.

Happy Mother's Day to your mom.

cathouse teri said...

No doubt you have a wonderful mom. And what a sweet tribute.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Lois will cry, but you are right on, and you only touched the surface!--Dad

yellojkt said...

That's so sweet. My mother's day post kind of went the other way.

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, boy. I got my mom a card and some zinnia seeds. I'm a terrible daughter.

What a lovely tribute.

Happy Mother's Day, Jeff's Mom! (I don't feel quite right calling her Lois)

JD at I Do Things

Anonymous said...

Thank you--thank you. Your Dad is right---I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes!!!! I have been truly blessed, to have the wonderful children God has blessed me with!! Love you too!!!

Mom Thumb said...

Happy Mother's Day, Lois!

Anonymous said...

By the time you came along I think mom wised up and changed the prayer. Mine was "...If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take." Not exactly the stuff of sweet dreams. Nice poem, but I brought her flowers, a cappacino, and I vacumed. And Happy Mothers Day to Charlie, and all you mommy readers.

Michelle said...

That's such a sweet poem, Jeff. You're so multi-talented! And to think, I only got my mom a pendant. So did your son write a tribute to his mom, too, or did he go the more traditional route (e.g., you bought something for him)?

MYM said...

That's just're such a good son :)

April said...

Aww, so sweet. Your mom clearly did an awesome job.

Unknown said...

Dude, poetry. Way to show the rest of us losers up. Damn, Man...

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet poem.
My dogs got me a Mother's Day card, and some chocolate. I'm pathetic, aren't I??

Doozie said...

well at least she didn't beat the snot out of you, thats good. I like your poem, it is very well written.

Heather said...


Ed said...

Thank God it rhymes... I would have been very put out otherwise.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Ah, that is beautiful!

And thanks for the nice Happy Ma Day wishes over at my blog!

Maureen said...

No way! You wrote that? Heck, you are one great son.

And no wonder; you have one great Mom.

Wonderful Jeff.

eyes_only4him said...

damn it, if my kids dont write me shit like that when they grow up, im gonna kidney punch em..

Gen said...

Aw, that was lovely!

Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes too!

Anonymous said...

Rick vacuumed??? Next to a man's hands in hot, sudsy dish water, that's like the hottest thing EVER! And I'm not even kidding.

Happy Belated Mother's Day, Char and Lois!

G said...

That is a beatufiul ode to your Mom. I'm sitting here a bit misty eyed. SO sweet.