Lora has been a featured writer in poetry publications. She is currently working on a collection of poems as a tribute to mothers.
The Gifts You've Given to Me
You gave me love when I first drew breath...
You nourished my body and soul.
You gave me the gift to believe in myself,
helping me become the unique person I am.
You gave me an understanding of the value of life...
a desire to share my special talents with others
and to love others with the love you
so generously bestowed on me...
and I will leave this world a better place
for having made a difference.
Favorite Mother's Day Quotes
“Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all.”
-Katherine Butler Hathaway
“The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
"Children and mothers never truly part - Bound in the beating of each other's heart."-Charlotte Gray
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -
-Honore' de Balzac
“When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.”
"Mothers are instinctive philosophers." -Harriet Beecher Stowe
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."
Always Looking Up to You
I remember when I was a little girl,
I would try on your shoes,
but they wouldn't fit.
They were always too big
but I liked to walk around in them anyway.
Looking up to you...
always wanting to be just like you.
I would see the lipstick
and powder on your dresser.
And I would put them on,
thinking that this would make me like you.
Next came the pearl necklace
and those big pearl button earrings
that was the finishing touch–
so that I could play grown-up.
With my doll, I would
always pretend that she was me
so I could be you.
Tending to all her needs
and singing her a sweet lullaby
as the stars would twinkle in the sky–
holding her close...
just like you always did with me
before I fell asleep.
Then as I became older,
it became something more-
I marveled at all the things you knew.
You would read books to me
and could explain so much
I wanted to be smart like you.
So I became an avid reader
learning about gravity,
the moon, the ocean
and the tides...
all about living things
from one-celled organisms
to dinosaurs who once ruled the earth.
And then I grew to
admire you even more
as you talked about things that
were yet beyond my reach
but made me think much more...
about the purpose of our lives.
I've finally grown-up,
and I still try to fit in your shoes...
to act on my beliefs
and show concern for others
who are oppressed,
or have no means to help themselves.
How bright your light always shined,
inspiring me to make the most of my life
and today, I still try to follow you...
always looking up to you.
A Mother Aids A Traveler On A Journey
A mother is like an angel
gifted with extraordinary powers
coming to the aid
of a traveler on a sometimes
As she comes to the rescue
of a little one overwhelmed
by stormy waters...
she arrives on fleet foot
to lift him out of danger
and to give another breath of
life, of hope...
a feeling that all is well again.
Her light carries far over the distance
like a luminous star,
in darkness aiding
travelers worn and weary...
stricken with loneliness or despair,
as it nourishes the spirit
and strengthens the belief
that they can make it at last...
to their destiny.
© 2019 Lora Hollings