A Tribute to the Mothers in My Life

cl.yellow rose

Yellow the color of sunshine and candle light

glows today as the celebration color

for all the Mothers in our lives.

Like the sun Mothers shine warmth through our days

and they cover us with love.

When candle light flickers its golden glow,

it sings of home and welcoming company.

It is our Mothers that open the door into that glow

and set its flickers dancing in our everyday world.

I want to honor each of you who were Mothers

in my life.

You carry pieces of the joy that my Mother

gave me so freely.

She is gone but you continue to shine

a Mother’s light into all the corners of my world.

Janice DeRuiter

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.
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