I love my Mother, LouAnne Kuntzman.
However, I am unable to be with her this year on Mother's Day. So, I decided to write her a poem, which is not one of my strengths, to try to convey to her my love and appreciation.
I know it falls short, but I’m trying…So, read at your own risk.
Confession To Momma
The calendar today is marked “Mother’s Day,”
So, here are some things I need to say:
I’ve burned down a barn, crashed some cars,
Smarted off, smoked cigars,
Fought my siblings, cheated in school,
Couldn’t swim then jumped in a pool.
I’ve been late, don’t much date,
And I hate to say, I sometimes obfuscate.
I’ve drank beer, and bleach as well,
I told a lie, and Dad spanked Phill.
I was awake that night on Poplar Street,
Fred won’t think that was neat.
I’ve been mean, sometimes cruel,
Told dirty jokes, and acted a fool.
I’ve been a bully, full of pride,
I know sometimes it was for me you cried.
One thing’s constant, one thing’s sure,
You’ve loved me despite all these quirks.
I never doubted I could come home,
Or call you late on the telephone.
They say confession is good for the soul,
But it’s my experience you’ve already known.
So, with midnight here, and the calendar in sync,
Here’s one last declaration upon which to think:
I LOVE YOU more every day, and know you feel the same way.