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Ode to the Women in My Life

October 8, 2018
By Veggie_God BRONZE, Santa Ana, California
Veggie_God BRONZE, Santa Ana, California
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An ode to the women in my life

To the women in my life which created me

From showing me what it means to be brave

Showing me how to tie my shoes

From telling me how to be respectful

Telling me to do my homework

If this were a football game

I would be the runner and you would be the defense

Crashing and slamming into my obstacles

Just so I have the ability to run and score

If we were a meal

I would be the steak

But you would be the salt and pepper

Giving me the ability to have flavor

You are the one which told me the places I would go

And cried when I wanted to leave

You are my number one fan

My number one criticizer

You are braver than a lion

And as gentle as a cat

I was born a fragile tiny ecosystem

But you created a mighty jungle

Filled with the plants to provide

And the hunters to take a kill

In a life like this I was left vulnerable, newly planted

And like a powerful bean stock I grew

Just because you believed I could

And though the universe is ever expanding at 67 kilometers per second.

I always seem to find that my center stays the same, and it's you

You are my little dipper

Guiding me towards the right direction

To my goals and back home to you

The author's comments:

All the women mean so much.

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Favorite Quote:
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I'm sending this link to my mother.

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Favorite Quote:
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Extremely well written.
The imagery is so strong and vivid. I love the comparison and contrast.

Looking forward to more works from you!

yusufmahmoud said...
on Dec. 19 2019 at 2:37 pm
yusufmahmoud, Sacramento, California
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This poem reminds me of my mom and how moms are sapops e to be with their children, I love that it talks about how moms are a big part of their children life because without good moms people won't be respectful, kind, and loving because they learned from their moms.

on Oct. 20 2018 at 9:26 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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