It was Christmas 20 years ago. Today is Mother’s Day!

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Her favorite Mother’s Day sentiments, a 1997 Christmas Poem. Same memories, familiar sentiment, a Mother's Day Poem.

Kathy, my partner in, and for, life
Part-time assistant, full-time wife
Found out email needs no stamps
No more long-hand writing cramps
She can reach you from anywhere
Test her sweetness if you dare
For you must respond and quickly
Or her words become quite prickly
She might even phone!

The ouch in Novembering and Decembering
Is recognizing our once a year remembering
We care and think of you much more
Than you’d surmise if you’re keeping score
Time gets away, that is our reason
And though forgiveness is the season
Remember: “Love” is spelled T-I-M-E

Learning from Sam who’s learning about choice
He loves life, clear in action, not just voice
Graduated college and into life
Doing well, has a job, not much strife
Best friend, Leslie, bird Otis, and the fish
His household, feeling blessed, got his wish
And we ours, raised a sensitive, caring man
We love you, Sam

Can we resolve to do more, all we can do
Not for those you need, But for those who need you
Unconditional love, it’s difficult at best
When conditions and people so often test
People who scowled, people who growled
People who cheered, someone slightly weird
People who wept, the innocent who slept
Through it all

Jeff, not so innocent, and not yet well-grounded
Figures the more majors tried, the more well-rounded
Testing new theories, noting some previously sounded
Better, when a freshman, but the beef has been pounded
Into hamburger. (Now a Junior)
He is quiet but thoughtful, a best friend who’s trusted
Though he speeds in his Jetta, he’s not yet been busted
When he calls home, never signs off without an “I love you”
Jeff, we love you, too!

Do you find time for reflections?
Do you offer the world sweet confections?
Do you have to deal with rejections?
Do you interpret these as inflections
In your life and loved one’s directions?
Always time for little attitudinal corrections!

With love and for fun, Harper offers this to you
No preaching intended, just a chance to renew
Acquaintances, with some facts and inner thought
Still laughing of London, the trip that he bought
With oodles of money, to see England of old
Course, in 25 years, the weather had not been so cold
But the family was together, and adventures were bold
And the job at HP was temporarily on hold

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!

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