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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)

TITLE: PINNING PATTERN PIECES
By Rebecca O'Connor
04/26/08


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Cutting out a pattern from pinning all the pieces
Laying them flat and straight getting out all creases
Then putting them together and sewing them just right
Making sure it fits you well and isnít way too tight

Many are the patterns from which there are to view
Of all of those examples and from heroes there are few
But the one that stands out most to me who is a soothing balm
She is the most amazing and turns out to be my mom

Our memories of how I grew are not the same you see
She sees them very differently and not at all like me
I think Iíll introduce her to herself and make her view
The mother I love so much from the only one I knew

She would say that often was the time sheíd have a fit
I remember all her laughter, silliness and wit
She remembers hollering as if she had a spasm
I thought her arms were flying out from all enthusiasm

Many were the times that we danced on her last nerves
I thought that she was dancing too if my memory serves
Her face could get quite scarlet red and later I would learn
It was not from the out of doors or getting a sunburn

Never was the time I went to bed scared and afraid
Her pattern was a perfect fit from all that she had made
I love her smell, her look, her hands, especially her touch
This is the mom that I recall, the one I love so much

I wish she understood that I thought of her sublime
Instead of seeing herself as just a Frankenstein
She wasnít oddly sewn in pieces of ol' plain scrap
She came all put together from Godís very own lap

Cutting out a pattern from pinning all the pieces
Laying them flat and straight getting out all creases
Then putting them together and sewing them just right
She was the perfect fit and was beauty in my sight!


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Debbie Wistrom05/01/08
Wonderful-so endearing-and so well rhymed, FW may make a poem fan out of me yet.
Sylvia Hensel05/01/08
I hope my children see me in the same light you see yours, because I see myself in the same light your mother saw herself. Beautifully written.
Beth LaBuff 05/02/08
This brings back memories. :) I love the thought and wording of this, "I think Iíll introduce her to herself and make her view -- The mother I love so much from the only one I knew" Your pattern metaphor is perfect for this tribute to your mother. Very nice work on this.
Norma-Anne Hough05/04/08
I really enjoyed reading this.
Well done.
Marilyn Schnepp 05/04/08
Beautiful thoughts in a creative poetic view...but the rhythm was a little "off kilter" - giving it a jarring effect instead of a Smooth & Soothing effect.
Just one person's view, however.
c clemons05/05/08
This had a lot lines that I liked, good job.