Poem: I Can Count On You

Updated on February 12, 2020
Brenda Arledge profile image

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Mom" by Garth Brooks


I Can Count On You

I remember all the little things…
reading to me,
helping me with my words,
teaching me to color inside the lines,
tending to my owies,
I could always count on you.

It is refreshing to know,
you are still here with me
as an adult
allowing me to cry on your shoulder,
giving me advice,
sharing in my joys,
letting me count on you.

I feel blessed
to have a Mother who is so caring,
showing me how to be a better person,
who reaches out whenever I need a friend.

"My Mother, My Teacher, My Friend " by Owen Mac



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    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      5 months ago from Washington Court House


      So sorry to hear of her passing, but the memories will forever linger in your heart.

      Thank you for your kind words.

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      5 months ago from Central United States of America

      Yes, I remember some long ago little things...corrective, helps and most of all unfailing love. Gone a long time, I think of her almost daily.

      And that video song was amazing by that young man. Thanks for sharing your beautiful words.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      5 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ms Dora,

      Thank you so much!

      I appreciate you reading.

      Have a great day!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great story of the continual, caring, practical help of a mother. A deserving tribute!

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Washington Court House


      Thank you.

      It is hard to lose a mother, but you will carry her with you throughout each step of your days.

      Thank you for reading.

      Enjoy your day.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Washington Court House


      Thank you.

      I am very lucky to have her with me.

      Each day I believe she is more active than I am.

      A mother's love is very unique.

      Thank you for reading.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, how I miss my Mom, but she taught me right from wrong. Beautiful message Brenda..

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      A lovely tribute to your mum Brenda and you are so lucky to still have her with you. A mother's love is so precious and treasured. Beautiful words.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Washington Court House


      Thank you for your vote of confidence.

      I always appreciate your comments.

      Have a great day.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      6 months ago

      Brenda, this poem is different, a dedication to your Mom. I picture her as a generous woman always ready with a helping hand in your joys and sorrows. Lovely. Keep writing different kinds of poems and you will be more of a hit.


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