Gail’s Mom’s Day Poem

A big thank you to my Wattpad friend Gail Runshke for her Mothers Day Poem.

Dear Andrew,

In response to your request to send
you our best Mother’s Day poems to publish in your blog,
I am sending you this special poem that, unfortunately, I did not
quite finish revising/editing in time to publish last year. However ,
I am honoring you by permitting you to publish it on my behalf.
This will explain why it does not appear on my profile. I do intend to
include it in my profile just prior to Canadian Mother’s Day for this
2018 year.


My son phoned earlier today
To wish me a Happy Mother’s Day
Since he lives so very far away
And cannot visit during May.*

Would he say what I hoped to hear?
Or would I have to wait until next year?
My heart pounded with uncertainty, with fear.
From my cheek I dabbed a tear.

I recalled my first Mother’s Day
When I closely observed his play.
It really was such a special day
Watching him in his crib where he lay.

I wondered if he would ever say
The words I wanted to hear today:
“Mother, I love you,”
Even though I know it’s true.

I’m sure he does in his own way
But doesn’t bring himself to say.
However, instead, what he said was:
“Mother, I phoned you simply because

Tomorrow it will be Mother’s Day.”
I almost blurted out, “You don’t say.”

Gail Runschke, May 13, 2017

A/N I dedicate this poem to all sons of loving mothers.
Please, oh please, tell them the words they want to hear:
*Mother’s Day in Canada is the second Sunday in May.


5 thoughts on “Gail’s Mom’s Day Poem

  1. Great! Well, This is Shrikrut kuraware from Indore ( M.P.) India. I have been writing for last 6 years. I have a great passion for writing . Hence ,I have written an unpublished anthology including more than hundred Motivational articles, Inspiring essays and positive poetries both in English and Hindi language. If you can publish it for free , please do give me a chance as I m 20 years old and I have a great passion towards writing. So , please give me a chance.
    – Shrikrut kuraware


  2. I have also written two Poetries on mother . One in English and one in Hindi. Would you like to publish them? They would give a great response from the readers, if published. So, would you like to read or publish it?


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