Sunday, May 12, 2013

Remember Boys

Remember boys
Are tender souls
With mud stains
And Xbox games

Running fast
Looking back
Sword fights
Movie nights

Flexing muscles
Soda burps
Green slime snakes
And broken plates

Little men
In the making
Make my heart melt
With “Mom, I love you”

Little men
In the shaping
Their growing pains
Are mine too

Remember boys
Are tender souls
With dirty hands
And…pure hearts

© 2007 Jennifer Wagner

For the boys who delight me daily.  I am so grateful to be your Mom!  I wrote this not long after the birth of my youngest son in 2007.  I often cringe when I read my past work but the sentiment is there so I’m pulling it out of the archives to submit it to The Poetry Pantry:  Mothers Around the World.  Happy Mother’s Day to all moms…hope you have a beautiful day!


Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Shared times, shared memories, shared love. Such a lovely account of 'being mum.'

Happy Mother's Day


Anonymous said...

I love this; what a wonderful piece.

Brian Miller said...

haha def got the boys right...have two of my own...and they are a handful...lots of dirt and disgusting things....makes us

anthonynorth said...

Lovely words indeed. said...

A lovely tribute to your motherhood and your boys. I love the way you depict them growing up and how you see pure joy in the work of raising them. Happy Mother's Day - A lovely and hopeful poem. Nice rhyme and half-rhyme, gentle meter, and conservation of words as well - looks nice on the page.

Mary said...

This is very touching. There IS something special about boys, soda burps and all!! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Wendy Bourke said...

Very sweet and loving. Your decision to go with a semi-rhyme really suits the (thank-heaven-for) little boys theme and adds to the charm.

Justin Lamb said...

Excellent! Nice work.

the best part of my day... said...

This is so beautiful! I have to send it to my dear friend who has 6 year old twin boys. Cheers for your words as always ;-)

RMP said...

there is a lot to remember where little boys are concerned, but the last part definitely hit the mark. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Akila said...

wonderful. boys will be boys and yet....:)

Anonymous said...

I love how you capture the essence of boyhood in your very loving poem!Humming

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So lovely to remember the tenderness of little boys, through your wonderful poem.

Lisa A. Williams said...

What a lovely poem! I never had a son but my grandson arrives in July so it will be a whole new experience.

ND Mitchell said...

Nice tribute! Boys are cool!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

As the mother of sons (men now) I'll go along with this! :)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS Didn't get to link mine, but it's here:

Locomente said...

This is indeed a beautiful description from the point of view of a mother...

Lucky sons !!!