My Ode to Mothers Everywhere

Updated on May 12, 2018
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John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded "Poet of the Year 2014" Hubby Awards and has had two poems become songs.

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Ode to Mother

Here's a wish that's just for you,

It's from the mob that stick like glue.


We know that sometimes we're a pain,

And almost cause a ruptured brain.


We know that when we're worse than bad,

It's very likely you'll get mad.


We know that we expect too much,

And think that you're a nice soft touch.


We know that when we nag and moan,

It grates your nerves and racks your bones.


We know that when we fight and tease,

You'll say politely, "Stop that please!"


We know we make life hard to bear,

And make you wish you were elsewhere.


But despite all this, Dear Mum and Wife,

We love you heaps, 'cause you're our life.

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I Send To You This Mother's Day...

I'd like to thank you, Mother,

For a life of love and care,

For unconditional support,

And always being there.


I know I wasn't perfect,

And not always around,

But my love was always strong and true

And I wouldn't let you down.


It's nine years since you left this Earth,

The breath escaped your lungs.

We held your hand and said "goodbye",

To me you were still young.


Now you are back with Dad once more,

Somewhere among the stars,

And I still quietly shed a tear,

It helps to heal the scars.


I know that you are looking down

From Heaven up above.

I send to you, this Mother's Day,

My everlasting love.



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      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        3 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Hi Surabhi, thanks for seeking this hub out soon after your tribute to your own mother. Hugs.

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        Surabhi Kaura 

        3 years ago

        Wow! This was truly a great read. Thank you, sweet Jodah :)

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        4 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Sunshine, your comment is very thoughtful.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        4 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Mothers are a treasure, a gift to us all...your words are a wonderful tribute :)

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        4 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you for such kind words Bobbi, glad you enjoyed these poems. You have a wonderful week too.

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        PurvisBobbi44 

        4 years ago from Florida

        Hi Jodah,

        Exquisite poems and I loved the video---you really know how to touch a female heart. I am sure you are a wonderful son and your parents are blessed to have you.

        I look forward to reading more of your work. And, you have a wonderful week.

        Bobbi Purvis

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        4 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks for reading chitrangada, and for your wonderful comment. I feel mothers deserve more acknowledgement than they get.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        4 years ago from New Delhi, India

        A very nice tribute to mothers everywhere.

        Becoming a mother makes a woman complete. A mother myself, I do understand how much patience and perseverance my mother must have gone through bringing me up.

        Nice gesture on your part to write a hub to acknowledge the greatness of mothers everywhere.

        Thanks!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        4 years ago from Queensland Australia

        My pleasure wordswithlove. You and all mothers deserve it.

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        Neetu M 

        4 years ago from USA

        Thank you, John, for honoring mothers so beautifully. I am one, too. :) It is the most important role of my life and one that has taught me more about myself than anything else!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        4 years ago from Queensland Australia

        My dear mother passed away 10 years ago today, so it is a good time to reshape this as a tribute to mothers whether they are here or no longer with us.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you ubani, we would not exist if it wasn't for our mothers and women, so we must show them all the appreciation they deserve. Thank you for reading and your kind comment.

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        Alexander Thandi Ubani 

        5 years ago from Lagos

        Awesome write, Jodah. You made it better in words; mothers and all women are gifts to the world.

        "But despite all this, Dear Mum and Wife,

        We love you heaps, 'cause you're our life."

        They go through pains just for our sake. For that, I respect them all. Great job!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you for reading, and yur kind comment Trisha. Glad you enjoyed this hub.

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        Trisha Roberts 

        5 years ago from Rensselaer, New York

        Such beautiful poems Jodah! Absolutely loved this hub!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks for visiting mckbirdbks. I have read some of your stories/series too, though not the one that won the gold award. I have to check it out. You are a good writer.

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        mckbirdbks 

        5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Jo Goldstein sent me over. Congraulations on your award. Nice acknowlegdgement for Mother's Day.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Jamie, much appreciated.

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        Jamie Lee Hamann 

        5 years ago from Reno NV

        Beautifully written ode to Mothers everywhere. Great job! Jamie

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Jackie, your sweet comments always humble me. I appreciate you too.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you for your tearful sentiment tillsontitan, and the vote up, much appreciated.

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        5 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Your poetry always sound so effortless and sincere and in this so beautiful. I love it. ^ for its worth; shared so others can appreciate you, too.

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        Mary Craig 

        5 years ago from New York

        Tears for the beauty and emotion you've written here.

        Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Jo, very kind of you.

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        Jo Alexis-Hagues 

        5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

        So beautifully done!!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Aw Jo, thank you so much for the kind words, share and vote up.

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        Jo_Goldsmith11 

        5 years ago

        So very cool! :-) Shared and Up she goes..awesome, interesting and beautiful! You are a mother's delight! A breath of fresh air for mom's everywhere! Be Blessed Jodah! :-)

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Ryem, I am glad it touched you. There sure are.

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        Ryem 

        5 years ago from Maryland

        Jodah, this is so beautiful I began to tear up. There are definitely some great mothers out there who deserved this.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks MsDora, I have great respect and love for them both, and all other mothers too.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Beautiful odes to mothers--the one who's still here, and the one who has passed. Their influence is eternal. Beautiful lines!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Devika. I don't know if it was Mother's Day where you are, but you deserve a special tribute too for being a mother.

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        Devika Primić 

        5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        What a special poem for all special mothers who are indeed are special for what they do and how they approach their daily challenging lifestyles.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks for reading Alicia. All mothers here and passed deserve our thanks and appreciation.

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        Linda Crampton 

        5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you for this lovely tribute to both mothers who are alive and mothers who have passed on, Jodah.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        My pleasure Jo. Thank you for reading. Hope you and your daughters have a great Mother's Day.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        :) good one Suzanne.

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        Jo Miller 

        5 years ago from Tennessee

        Thank you for this on this lovely day. Thinking of my two daughters today. Watching them as mothers makes me very proud that I was their mother.

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        Suzanne Day 

        5 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

        Best one yet! I got lunch and now I have a pretty poem!

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Hey Suzanne. It was written for you! lol..seriously, thank you for reading and for the kind comment. Hope you had a great Mother's day.

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        Suzanne Day 

        5 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

        I like the Ode To Mother, it could almost have been written for me this Mother's Day! You really came up with a good ending there and it would make a nice card poem. Voted awesome and thanks for sharing!

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Vellur. Much appreciated.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        5 years ago from Dubai

        A beautiful tribute for your mom.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Flourish. I am sure she is too. Much appreciated. Have a lovely day.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        You should be proud Audrey, after all where would we be without our mothers? Thank you for reading and sharing this hub. Have a great day.

      • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks for commenting travmaj. Here's wishing you a great Mother's Day with the family.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you WiccanSage. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you Phyllis. I didn't mean to make you cry, but as long as they were happy tears. It is a pleasure to write when there are such kind and appreciative fellow writers as yourself leaving heartfelt comments.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Hi Dana, it is so sad when we lose parents. I lost my father and mother within a year of each other, and my wife lost her younger sister (a mother of four) a couple of years back, so Mother's Day can be sad for us. We do have wonderful children though who bring back the smiles. Glad this hub did that for you too.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 years ago from USA

        This was a lovely tribute. Your mom smiles down on you for it, I am sure.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        This is a most beautiful tribute to Mothers everywhere. They sacrifice so much on our behalf. The video is just so touching. I'm sharing it with others along with your heart-felt poetry. I am both proud and privileged to be a "Mom."

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        travmaj 

        5 years ago from australia

        I agree, beautiful tribute and remembrance of your mother and all mothers. After many years I still miss mine. Just about to celebrate the today with my family. Cheers.

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        Mackenzie Sage Wright 

        5 years ago

        What a beautiful tribute; as a daughter I nod my head, as a mother I am humbled. Happy Mother's Day!

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        Thanks, Jodah. Your second poem made me shed some tears of happy memories for my own mother, she left us in 2007 and is now with my father and eldest brother -- so your poem really touched my heart. And, since you are one of my favorite writers, I love to read your hubs. You have a heart of gold.

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        Dana Tate 

        5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

        Jodah, this was a beautiful tribute to mother's everywhere. I lost my mother over twenty years ago mother's day makes me sad but your tribute put a smile on my face.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thank you for once again reading another of my hubs Phyllis. So glad you enjoyed these poems as well as the video. Have a great Mother's Day.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Aw shucks! thanks Nadine you are too kind. I think I can write n verse easier than speak...lol. Thanks for the kind comment and vote up.

        Hey Faith, thanks for reading, pinning and tweeting etc. Happy Mother's Day to you also.

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        Jodah, this is just so beautiful, your poems are great. The video images are so precious and the song so pretty. Wonderful hub. And such a touching, lovely poem to your mother. Thank you for this tribute to mothers.

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        Faith Reaper 

        5 years ago from southern USA

        Truly beautiful Ode here to mothers. I am blessed beyond measure to have had the sweetest mother on the plant, in my eyes, for 84 before she went home to be with the Lord around Christmas of 2012. Thank you for thinking of all mothers here. The video is heartrending.

        Up and more, tweeting, pinning and sharing

        God bless you and your wife this Mother's Day and always

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        Nadine May 

        5 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

        Thank you for that beautiful poem for mothers day. Wow you are very good! I wonder why some people are great poets and others , like me I do not even know how to begin. Voted UP!

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Shauna, they deserve to be acknowledged for their hard work and their unconditional love. thanks for your kind words.

        Thank you Theresa for reading and your kind comment too. Blessings.

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        Theresa Ast 

        5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

        Beautiful tribute to our dear mothers and to our memories of them. For me it has been 35 years, still, I am my mother's daughter. Thank you Jodah. Blessings. Theresa

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        5 years ago from Central Florida

        Jodah, your words are as beautiful as the video your included in this post. Moms are special people. Thank you for recognizing and honoring all the moms of the world.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks Kevin...much appreciated.

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        The Examiner-1 

        5 years ago

        That was really touching Jodah. I thought it was beautiful for tomorrow. I voted it up, all except funny, shared and pinned it.

        Kevin

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Oh so true Bill......thanks for reading.. :)

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        A very nice tribute to mothers everywhere. Where would we be without them, eh? Absolutely nowhere, that's where. :)

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks Eric, no need to thank me, it was my pleasure to dedicate this hub to mothers. Thanks for the vote up.

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        Eric Dierker 

        5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Mom is both long gone and still in my heart, thank you for such a wonderful prose. Voted up and across the board.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Thanks Ruby, your kind comment is greatly appreciated. God bless you and yours too.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        5 years ago from Southern Illinois

        John this is so very beautiful your words touched my heart. The video made me cry for all the animals who are killed needlessly. My mother is gone too. God bless you and family..

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