Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Many Faces of "Mother"

Happy Mother's Day
(Stick around awhile and enjoy the 
Mother's Day music, too)

I hope this Mother's Day finds you all in the company of the people you love the most, whether you're a mother or a child.
Today, in honor of all things maternal, I thought I'd do some digging and share some poems and beautiful photographs.
Also, if you leave a comment sharing a special moment between you and your children or a special moment with your mom, you'll be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a copy of my southern romance, Flesh Wounds. 
I chose this book for the giveaway because the heroine, Julia Benson has a wonderful relationship with her incredibly strong mother, Carolyn. She's also one of the few characters in any of my books who actually has parents. 
I hope you will share your own stories and don't forget to leave your email address, so I can send your prize should you win.
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POEM: A Mother's Worth
by: Anonymous

I humbly appraise my mother's worth,
It began with pain to give me birth,
Which triggered off a love so strong,
Blossoming into a life-long bond.

When needed, she was always there,
Someone I realized would always care.
And the older I got the more I knew,
A mother's love sincere and true.

Now as I watch my mother age in years,
I'm happy to help and ease her fears.
Privileged now to play my part,
As she did for me from the very start.

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Moms and Daughters
by: Anonymous

You can see it in their eyes,
in tender hugs and long good-byes,
a love that only moms and daughters know.

You can see it in their smiles,
through passing years and changing styles,
a friendship that continually seems to grow.

You can see it in their lives,
the joy each one of them derives,
in just knowing that the other one is there...

To care and to understand,
lend an ear or hold a hand,
and to celebrate the memories they share.

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You Were There
by: Anonymous
You were there when we took our first steps,
And went unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,
Until our steps took us out the door...

You worry now "Are they ok?"
Is there more you could have done?
As we walk the paths of our unknown
You wonder "Where have my children gone?"

Where we are is where you have led us,
With your special love you showed us a way,
To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.
Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.

And where we go you can be sure,
In spirit you shall never be alone.
For where you are is what matters most to us,
Because to us that will always be home...



  1. Hi Robin, beautiful website!!! Latest special moment with my mom; trying to explain to her why I'm uncomfortable with the idea of her reading my erotic memoir. She's so supportive, she just doesn't get it.....All the best!
    Annabelle Desmarais

    1. LOL! Annabelle, someone once told me that the best way to write is to write as though your grandma was dead. Okay, so that was a little harsh, but the point was not to hold back the passion because granny may blush. Most grannies would probably get a kick out of something naughty...I know mine would. Hehehe!
      I'm curious as to what your mom said and would love to know what she thought if she ever read your memoir.
      My upcoming release is a M/M erotic and you should see the pink in my dad's cheeks when I talk about it. He won't read it, but I so enjoying torturing him over it. Not many daughters can make their daddy blush. Such fun!
      Happy Mother's Day! :-)

  2. Love your blog post, Robin. Enjoyed the poems. I remember having to write mother's day poems in school and somehow mine always got picked as winners and were placed on boards for everyone to read. I didn't think I'm much of a poet, myself. And I love the pictures you choose, too.

    1. Z,
      It isn't surprising to hear that your poems were chosen at all considering the writer you are today.
      I used to write poetry, too. It's often great therapy and cheap, too!
      Happy Mother's Day!!

  3. Happy Mother's Day, Robin.
    This was a beautiful post and a treat to meander through. Hope your day is awesome.