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Who Is a Mother?
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By Evelyn Heinz
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Who Is a Mother?

Who can scan a household,
noting who needs a new pair of shoes,
who has outgrown last year's jacket, or
who needs the next dentist appointment?

Whose ears are trained to hear a new born baby's cry,
the sound of muffled tears behind a teen's bedroom door,
or who sneezed during the night?

Whose nose can tell which daughter has on her perfume
or which son just tried on Father's after-shave lotion?

Whose has arms open to comfort a number of children?
Hands that tie shoes, wipe noses, bake birthday cakes,
scrub, wash, or work to make extra money for us?

Who is on hand for school plays, graduations,
dance recitals , ball games, picnics or weddings?
And babysitting when grandchildren come around?

Whose lips are gentle enough to ease away a small tear
or hurt and firm enough to when to say "NO".
You are right if you answered a Mother!

"They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their
children dance."  (Job 21:11) KJV

(Note: Poem written by a mother of 7 grown children, and a
grandmother of l8.)

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Submitted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

About the Poet
Born on October 24, 1939, I was one of seven children. I am now a mother of seven grown children, grandmother of 18, widow, and writer for the past 50 years mostly poetry. Day care provider of many years, now retired. Three poetry books published, but no longer in print, several little poem books self published. Published in local newspapers, several magazines and daily devotionals. My faith, family and writing poetry has brought me thus far.

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