Mom Poem

Just This One Mother's Day

I'm fifteen years old now, but I was six when my mom died. Every mother's day is hard, but this year seems like it will be the hardest. I wrote this one explaining what I would do if I could have my mom just for this mother's day.

Just This One Day

© Rebecca
If I could pick one day to have her here,
I'd choose it to be this mother's day.
This occasion out of all the others,
It's going to be harder than words could say.

On that one day we'll do it all,
And I wouldn't waste a single minute.
I'd keep going all day hour after hour,
And If I got tired I would never quit.

Just knowing it was my last chance,
To show her all of my love.
Because it must be hard for her to see,
Watching from up above.

I'd make her a very special card,
As I make them for people all the time.
But hers wouldn't be like the rest,
Above all others hers would shine.

It would say Dear mom, I love you,
I'm proud to be your daughter.
Then I'd hug her tightly,
And hold her while I've got her.

She'd French braid my hair in the end,
Just like she always used to.
I'd smile at her when it was done,
And say oh mom "I love you!"

I'd tell her how scared I am,
Because my surgery is the next day.
But she'd tell me she'd be with me,
Holding my hand all the way.

I'd cry when it was dark out,
Knowing the day would soon end.
Although she won't be here forever,
In my dreams I can always pretend.

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Published: May 2010
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  1. Ghennii Submitted on Saturday, October 30, 2010

    This was very touching..
    My mother died when I was 1 year old...
    I always stop by her grave at Mother's Day, and say "I love you, Mom." and I know she is looking down on me and that she can hear every single word I say..
    I can relate to this poem very well.
    I love it.

  2. Melissa Submitted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

    you poem is really touching. Although my mother is still alive I don't get to see her as often as I would like because I live with my father. I don't know what I would do if I lost her. I'm extremely sorry for your loss.

  3. Teena,Newfoundland Submitted on Thursday, May 12, 2011

    This poem is very touching, I too lost my mom but I was much older the thing being it is never easy. I feel as if I have lost my best friend who was always there for me. They say it gets better but every mothers day is hard for me to, as a mother myself I want to give flowers and a hug and kiss but can't, but I do visit and I know she is always protecting me and my family. A mothers love is a gift cherish it while you have it because once it is gone you miss it dearly.

  4. Papagoose, North Bay Ont Submitted on Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Your poem moved me to tears.
    It has given me a new insight.

    Where have I been for all these years?
    Certainly not within my mothers sight.

    I know I will call her and tell her that I love her very much.

    Because a fifteen year old girl
    just pushed a mans heart,
    she didn't have to touch.

  5. Abby, Minnesota Submitted on Monday, May 23, 2011

    This poem really meant a lot to me. I lost my mom when I was 12 and the last thing I told my mom was I hate you. The next morning I woke up to find her dead. But she was in so much pain leading up to her death. So when god took her, I knew she was ready to go. So every mothers day, I wish that she was here for a moment.

  6. Megan, Porterville CA Submitted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    I lost my momma the day after mothers day, May 10th 2010, From that day I have done nothing but want to see her again. To set the wrong things right with her. Mothers Day would probably be the day I would choose. To make up for all the Mothers Days that I didn't care about when she was here. To tell her I'm sorry. I miss her very much. I'm very sorry about your loss. I'm not gonna tell you that it will get better with time or anything because it's not, but the pain will numb and you will live again.

  7. Kenzie, Indiana Submitted on Sunday, May 13, 2012

    This is the first mothers day without her. I am 16. My siblings are 5, 4, and 1.... They don't know how hard it was watching her die but at least I got to know her. I'll be going to her grave today, also.

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