Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Birthday Poem To My Mother

I sit here this morning,
eating butter on toast.

Drinking Pumpkin Spice coffee.
A medium roast.

Thinking 'bout you dear mama,
cuz it's your fun day,

Feliz Cumpleanos! Is what
I'm trying to say...

On this day long ago...
(but not too long, ya hear!)

(And in self preservation,
I won't say the year)

...Was born a smart woman,
Who'd see days high and long.

T'would be hard pressed to find one
more loyal, or strong.

There is no other Mom,
that I'd pick but for you.

I'd say that even if you
spoilt me half of what you do.

I hope this good day is fun, full!
Is great!

And in true Kellie style,
Your present will be late.

(thirty-seven years ago I was a day late...so why change now?)

Happy Birthday Mom!
Love you,


The Buntens said...

OH, I love it! She will surely be blessed by your sweet words today, Kellie!

Anonymous said...

Aw, now I don't think she'll even mind that her present is late.

Anonymous said...

I love you!!! I am hoping for something along the lines of a long scarf with KEB on one end?!
I know tomorrow will be a great day too (it was 29 years ago!)
Love ya loads.

Unknown said...

Mom: You Got it!

Anonymous said...

would LUV to know where you got the medium Pumpkin Spice coffee....

Megan O. said...

You've got a gift for rhyming, Kellie! Loved it.

Anonymous said...

aww love the poem! Cute and sweet!

Woman Interrupted said...

Cute. Cute. Cute. Love the birthday tribute, glad she liked it too.

Tiffani said...

What sweet words and girl you're speakin' my language w/ writing a poem!! I LOVE doing that for my family and friends!

happy birthday, La Vida Mama!

Carpool Queen said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one who gets presents out late. Your poem was perfect.

Gretchen said...

Sounds to me as if Oct 20 and 21 were just days for good people to be born.

I echo others--awesome poem, friend.

And personally, i like late presents. They stretch the b'day month out longer. 'Cause you know it IS b'day month.