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Topic: Pride (04/12/04)

TITLE: Mother, May I
By Juanita Pittman-Brown
04/12/04

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Mother, May I
Be a child
And live a life so free...
Mother, May I
Fail at times
In order to succeed...
Mother, May I
Grow to be
A teen with grief and joy...
Mother, May I
Grow to manhood
From a little boy...
Mother, May I
Stand so free
With open arms
To greet the world...
Mother, May I
Have Godly wisdom
Given me as a little girl...
Mother, May I
Stand beside you
When you are very old...
Mother, May I
Be an example
Of all the things
I was told...
Mother, May I
Be THE person
You intended me to be
And return to life
The goodness
You gladly gave to Me...

copyrighted 2002


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L.M. Lee04/19/04
what a clever approach to an age ole game!
Jan Grupido04/19/04
quick, clever read. Really enjoyed your approach. Not sure where "pride" comes in....will re-read...perhaps I'm just not seeing it...
thank you
Kathlyn Fauchon04/21/04
Loved the poem. Touched my heart strings because my mother used to recite a ditty that began "mother may I ..."
I guess if we follow this approach, or experience that which is ask, we would not fall victim to pride.