Poem: Mom

Poem: Mom

By Jim McDonald


From left to right; my youngest son Billy, my oldest son Jamie and my mom (Grace).


never called her mommy

never called her mother

never called her Grace

just mom


she cleaned my hurts

with iodine and tissue

dressed with band aides

covered with love


loved me with smiles

loved me with hugs

loved me with food

loved me with spankings


my best chauffeur

my best teacher

my best friend

my best person


never yelled at her

never stole from her

never hurt her

so I thought


I never understood

till I was dad

all the work

she loved me with


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