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Poem: Mother's Encouragement

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Poem Summary

Mother's Encouragement is a poem about walking pass a bakery. The smell lingering in the air reminds her of baking cookies with her mother when she was a toddler. She couldn't reach the counter, flour was everywhere, but her mother didn't say one discouraging word. She showed a Mother's Love.

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Mother's Encouragement

Strolling pass a bakery

on my morning walk,

a smell of chocolate lingers in the air,

reminding me of the first time

mother let me bake chocolate chip cookies.


A wee little tot

barely able to reach the counter,

leaving a pathway of flour on the floor

with my clothes dotted in white

and cookie dough in my hair,

tasting the batter on my fingers.


The kitchen filled with laughter

and brightness from her smile,

showing me love as only a mother can

with not one discouraging word.

When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on earth

— Mitch Album

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Dimple Times

This one is now published in Dimple Times.

It was published on May 14th, 2021.

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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