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My Ode to Mothers Everywhere

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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© 2014 John Hansen

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 17, 2016:

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

Surabhi Kaura on January 16, 2016:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 29, 2014:

Thank you Sunshine, your comment is very thoughtful.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 29, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 29, 2014:

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

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on September 29, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 29, 2014:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 29, 2014:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 29, 2014:

My pleasure wordswithlove. You and all mothers deserve it.

Neetu M from USA on September 29, 2014:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 28, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on June 10, 2014:

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.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on June 10, 2014:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on June 04, 2014:

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

Trisha Roberts from Rensselaer, New York on June 04, 2014:

Such beautiful poems Jodah! Absolutely loved this hub!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 23, 2014:

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.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on May 23, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 16, 2014:

Thank you Jamie, much appreciated.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on May 16, 2014:

Beautifully written ode to Mothers everywhere. Great job! Jamie

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 16, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 16, 2014:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 16, 2014:

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.

Mary Craig from New York on May 16, 2014:

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

Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 16, 2014:

Thank you Jo, very kind of you.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on May 16, 2014:

So beautifully done!!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 15, 2014:

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

Jo_Goldsmith11 on May 15, 2014:

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! :-)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 12, 2014:

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

Ryem from Maryland on May 12, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 12, 2014:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 12, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 12, 2014:

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.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 12, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 12, 2014:

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 11, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 11, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 11, 2014:

:) good one Suzanne.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on May 11, 2014:

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.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on May 11, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 11, 2014:

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.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on May 11, 2014:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

Thank you Vellur. Much appreciated.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 10, 2014:

A beautiful tribute for your mom.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 10, 2014:

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

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 10, 2014:

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."

travmaj from australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

Mackenzie Sage Wright on May 10, 2014:

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

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on May 10, 2014:

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.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on May 10, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on May 10, 2014:

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.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 10, 2014:

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

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on May 10, 2014:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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.

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 2014:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 10, 2014:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

Thanks Kevin...much appreciated.

The Examiner-1 on May 10, 2014:

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

Kevin

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 10, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 10, 2014:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 10, 2014:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 10, 2014:

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..