A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother

May 4, 2009

 Today is a wonderful day. Today is the birthday of the greatest mother in the world…my mother.

A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother 


I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago. 


I think of all the things you gave to me:
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul–
All these you spent on me throughout the years. 


You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free. 


Every day, I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me. 


By Joanna FuchsSC Photographer

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