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05/01/08
I do not normally read poems, but this one really connected with me--it had a lovely rhythm and made me laugh in a few places. And I could not agree more about Mum's being tired at the end of the day.
05/02/08
I could just see all the things that Moms do and hear the words as though it were the voice of a child, especially a little boy. Your poem left me with a smile.
05/02/08
What a delightful, funny, insightful poem! I think you covered all the bases and every mom who's ever pulled her 3-year-old out of a mud puddle in his church clothes can vouch for it all. A wonderful poem and I hope it's placed at the very tip-top! You deserve it with this wonderful poem! Kudos!
05/03/08
Way cute! Perfect for Mother's Day! My mom who is slowly recovering from a difficult surgery really enjoyed my reading this to her.
05/03/08
This is awesome, it would be great framed for a young mom. Being a grandma, I remember those days and now watch my girls as they raise their precious babes. Good job!!!
05/04/08
Just sweet and lovely and fun. Great images and a delightful piece. You should get this published. :)
05/05/08
I loved this poem. Thank you.
05/05/08
I love the way this flows, fun to read. The humor is great, especially enjoyed the last paragraph.
05/05/08
This would be a great card--okay, a really, really long card, but a great card. I'd love to see this illustrated. You've captured motherhood very well.
05/05/08
This is precious, and I know there are many many mamas out there who deserve this tribute. Well done.
05/05/08
I LOVE the last line...that's my nightly prayer as I shut their bedroom door!
05/06/08
What a great composite picture of Mom! There's a lot of all of us in there! Well done.
05/06/08
Precious children's poem that practically begs for illustrations!
05/06/08
You nailed my life here-- and so many other moms I'm sure. This was my favoite:

They fill their purses with tissues and crackers
To wipe runny noses and feed little snackers

My purse is always full of those exact things!
05/06/08
"Some moms are skinny, they’re as thin as a rail
And some moms do not like to step on the scale"


I really liked those two lines. :)

This would make a great little poem to put on something to give to moms for Mother's Day.

I loved the rhythm and the humor in this. I appreciate you sharing it.
05/06/08
Whew! Just reading this made me tired! Well done..
05/06/08
Great poem. I have one little thing that struck. I think I know how you meant the line to be read, but truth be told, many mothers have to play the role of father too. But, this was really fine work.
05/07/08
Light and funny. Parts of this are just divine.

I'm still smiling. Thanks!
05/07/08
Oh this made me smile and giggle. I loved the second to last verse about the little snackers and how Mom's put things on their faces before they go out to nice places. Hilarious! and well done! ^_^
05/07/08
This is precious. I especially liked the last line, "hoping they would sleep most of the night" : )
How many times have I thought that very same thing. This really brigtened my day...thank-you!