Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Barbara Lynn Masters

Who was the first one to care, the very first to know?
Who held me close inside her, kept me safe and warm?
Who calmed my fears when I was scared?
Who showed me the way that I should play?
Who rocked me hours at a time and didn't get to sleep?
Who cared if I was hungry?
Who cared if I was warm?
Who made sure that I did not come to any harm?
Who brought me to church each week keeping me strong?
Who loved me all the times when I went wrong?
Who loved me through my teenage years ?
Who held my hand so tight?
Who took away all my fears?
And taught me wrong from right?
It was you my Mother Dear and may I say today
I love you more than any words can possibly say


chat2missie said...

It's beautiful!

tpiez4me said...

Beautiful.  Who says Moms don't have a tough job!

lsfp1960 said...

What a sweet verse.   You are so talented.   Linda in WA April 5-6

fasttrack58 said...

Who's the best daughter.... Barbara....
Linda :)

lv2trnscrb said...

I gave you a "10" when I voted for you; great poem!! have you shared it with your mom? how is she doing?


plieck30 said...

Nice poem. Hope you showed it to your Mom and hope she is doing well. Paula

flibralady23 said...

You touched on every aspect of life between a Mom and her child, you.  Mother's Day is coming.  Are you putting it on a special made card for her?  Barbara, I love your poem, so from the heart.  Two thumbs up.  Good job.  

Fay Ann

cuteallison1980 said...

This is so very sweet!  I'm so sentimental and it this brought a tear or two to my eyes.  Have a happy tomorrow. : )


lisa41076 said...

Awwwwww Barbara, that poem is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!! Love You and Hugs Lisa XOXO

luddie343 said...

Voted 10 which is what I truly felt about this, Barb.  Very heart-felt and easy to identify with, for an adult daughter of grandchildren who can only now really see her Mother for the special influence she was.  Btw, I love they even put a thing of mine in their last anthology, I was blissed for months!  CATHY

randlprysock said...

You are a wonderful writer!!!  Thank you for sharing.  I am often overwhelmed with love for my mom too and this poem says it all.  I can see how much you love her.  Much hugs,

emabecmar said...

Absolutely beautiful. ((((((hugs)))))))))

countrylady4071 said...

This poem is says it all.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hugs from Virginia!!