Friday, May 6, 2011

THis Little Piggy

I had a mom who tickled my toes
and let me squeeze her hand in the dentist's chair
and put notes in my lunchbox
and didnt yell at me too much when i accidentally lost my retainer

she was the first person i saw in the morning
and the last person i'd see before bed,
usually when she popped her head in my room
warning me to lay down and go to sleep or "else"

I had a mom who tickled my toes
and made treats for my class on my birthday
and always let me buy a book at Farmer Jack
and didnt yell at me too much when i left my retainer at Big Boy

she went on countless field trips
and would bring the soccer cleats i left at home
and lost countless hours of sleep
from the noise of 13 year old sleepovers

I had a mom who said "i love you"
in ways that resembled rice krispie treats and brownies
and would help me dig through the trash
when i accidentally threw my retainer away at school

even the piano lessons she made me take
were "good for me" i suppose
ill always be alright
because i had a mom who tickled my toes


Jamie said...

Beautiful. Seriously.

And, I take it you lost your retainer frequently, no?


Happy Friday. :)

The Unknowngnome said...

Very sweet.

Amanda said...

This should get published, seriously.

I can only hope my child would say something like that about me.

Kim Nelson said...

Blessed, you were. And she, because you are appreciative. As the mother of three grown children, I AM touched by this lovely devotional to your mom.

Anonymous said...

Apt post pre-mother's day! Such a beautiful mom poem! Touched me today.

Andy said...

Very nice. What fun memories you have of the always reliable mom.

Lena said...

Made me teary eyed. Hope you are giving this to your mom.

Great poem.

Steve Isaak said...

LOL, fun, great stuff.

Christine said...

This really made me smile today, and I needed that.

Calathea said...

So great! I love this poem!

Carrie Burtt said...

This tickles my heart strings Templeton....truly a lovely tribute to a lovely mother. Happy Mother's Day! :-)

Eva Gallant said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom!

Geoff Maritz said...

I think I'm in love with your mom.Lol. What on earth is a retainer? Hey, I live in Africa!

Fragrant Liar said...

Moms just have a way with those toes.

Ann Grenier said...

Your poem is beautiful. I agree with the person above who mentioned that it should be published - perhaps next Mother's Day?

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Aww, this is amazing. Although I would kick my mom if she ever tickled my toes, I love the message that you've conveyed with this.


Margaret said...

So very sweet and playful. I need to go tickle some toes now...

Manoj said...

Hah, great song.. song for every one.