Mother’s Day – Twitter Chats Blog Tour

Welcome to the Twitter Chats Blog Tour, organized by Mari Juniper at marirandomities and Anne Tyler Lord at Don’t Fence Me In. Today’s theme is Mother’s Day.

You’ll be traveling with us through the blogs of some of the fantastic authors and writers who participate in our weekly — funny, entertaining and educating — Twitter chats. This tour will feature writers from #writechat, #litchat, and #fridayflash.

You will be directed to your next stop at the end of this post. Please feel welcome here.

Enjoy the tour and have a happy Mother’s Day!

A Poem, Of Sorts


Then war
Then marriage


First born
First to die
Twenty short years
And gone

Second son
Second pea in the pod
Now elder statesman
Head of the clan

Third child
Third joy
So much like dad
Bright and alive

Two boys
Two girls
The perfect family
Perfect life

A surprise
A worry
Brown eyed baby boy
Sorry sis

A hard life
A good life
A long life
And true

Through joys
And sorrows

Always strong
Always loving
Always loved

Miss you, Mom

Dedicated to Marie E. Strother

To continue the tour please visit Carolyn Burns Bass, the creator of #LitChat, at Ovations and the Red Room. Follow Carolyn on Twitter as @carolyburnsbass. Or start your tour from the very beginning with Anne Taylor Lord’s, The Precious Gift.

The complete list of participants can be found at the host’s blogs: Mari Juniper and Anne Tyler Lord.

Happy Mother’s Day, all.

  19 Responses to “Mom”

  1. Nicely written! I love the cadence and the images this evoked for me. Your mom would love it. :)

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  3. Lovely – and so nice to see she had such a long life!

  4. Hi, Jon, Beautifully captured, a life with the best of it’s moments, in a few simple lines. Well done. BTW — I also lost my oldest sibling at an early age. I understand the mark it leaves.

  5. A beautiful tribute to your mother, Jon. I loved the flow and cadence of your poem. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your wife.

  6. A funny and touching outline of the family – well done, Jon.

  7. This is beautiful Jon, and you even managed to sneak a laugh in there – “sorry sis”. :)

    I’m sure your mother would love it.

  8. Beautiful Jon! I was carried away in your short yet deep story.

    This is a very elegant dedication. I’m sure your mom is smiling up there. :) And the picture is perfect to go with the poem.

    Thanks for participating. We’re honored to have your “debut” on blog tours with us. ;)

  9. I’m with Deanna, the sorry sis line was great :) when I was little, I wanted a twin sister and kept asking mom to get me one *lol*

  10. Lovely Jon, just lovely. The “sorry sis” made me smile. And you’re still full of surprises I see.
    Karen :0)

  11. Oh Jon, that was such a wonderful poem! My favorite line was “sorry sis” too – I think I did that to my family – being the tail end, too.

    This is so beautifully written and a great tribute!

    Thanks for being part of the tour!

  12. A very nicely written tribute to your Mom, Jon. The baby of the family and a surprise, how sweet!

  13. This was so beautiful! Thanks for the lovely poem and family chronicle. It makes it possible to imagine your mom with all these great kids around her, like spokes emanating from a wheel.

    I agree with the others — the “sorry sis” line was priceless. (It makes me think of how I always used to joke to my youngest brother: “Mom wanted a girl first and she got me. Then she wanted a boy and she got Gord. Then she didn’t care what she got — and she got you.” Ha!)

    Sorry your mom is no longer with you. But what a legacy she has left, which you captured so beautifully! This was a great tribute to her.

  14. This is a wonderful tribute to a family, and a mom.

  15. What a lovely tribute.

  16. Wonderful! A great tribute to your Mom – full of love, and just a touch of humour.

  17. I just want to say “awwwww….”
    Sorry for your loss. Don’t care if it was 20 years ago or yesterday, it is so hard.
    Your tribute was lovely.

  18. Not only do I love the “Sorry Sis,” but above the lines above say so much about you in so few words: “A surprise. A worry.”

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