A Mother’s Day Poem

My Mother Kept A Garden 
My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it’s start. 
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem… 
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough. 
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long. 
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me 
Vincent Tripolone III

Thank you Mom. I love you. Katey



6 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Poem

  1. oh my…what a sweet sweet sentiment! brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat! for real. you are a dear, dear garden. so bountiful in your abundant flowers of each season of life. as a small child in pigtails, blowing dandylion fluff everywhere and giggling as you chased them. as an older daughter, holding the flowers and studying them. as a mother yourself…showing me your tender touch to your two young sons. as a friend always through the years. blooming more with each passing year. and capturing the beauty of God’s fruitful earth with your camera…seeing things i’ve completely overlooked. showing me again, a better way to look at life…through your lenses of sunshine. i love you back. mom

  2. Dear Katey – This poem is beautiful, and your mom’s response touches my heart. like your mother (and no surprise to me), your beautiful, and artistic, soul is clear to see. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meandering through these posts and pausing over your photos and thoughtful notes. Your blog provides a delightful respite from the ordinary (daily routines, internet activity, etc.). I have no doubt you will gain many fans with this venture — and you can count me as one. Love, your cousin jerry

    • Rhonda. thank you for letting me know. I will change this on my blog. I got it from scrapbooks.com and they also had it listed as unknown. It is a beautiful poem and I am happy to know who wrote it. Bless you and your son. Katey

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