Member Monday: Mother’s Day by Linda Boyden

Welcome back to Member Monday.  Thank you to all of the members who submitted pieces about mothers in response to the May Call for Submissions.  To kick off our series on mothers, it’s a pleasure to feature a poem by poet, storyteller and children’s author, Linda Boyden.

Mother’s Day

by Linda Boyden

toys
tiny dolls
tiny trains
Legos
My Little Ponies
tiny tables and chairs
plush bears, Barbies
giggles and sighs
screams and cries
Cherrios
Flaming Hot Cheetos
crumbs on carpets
on floors and tabletops
footsteps
doorslams
more giggles
two shouts end in
“MINE!”

These memories shine
in the early morning silence
of Mother’s Day.

A Note from the Webmaster: If you’re a Writers Forum member in good standing and would like to be featured on Member Monday, please send your submission to writersforumwebmaster@gmail.com. Submissions should be 75-750 words, appropriate for all ages and error free. Please include a short bio, a headshot and any related links. The author retains all rights and gives permission to Writers Forum to publish their submission on the website and/or in the newsletter. Thank you!

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