Adeline Foster

Rookie - 299 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~Many a Mother is Forgotten Today


Many a mother is forgotten today
For whatever reasons there are.
Those reasons will be the reasons that we
Will be forgotten someday in the far
Distant future when we have grown old;
Sure that the reasons we think of are true,
So the truth will never be told.
For no one will bother a mother today
For somebody’s mother she is;
And we mustn’t intrude on the family per-se,
So alone she sits as she lives
And pretends to the world that some boy or girl
Has remembered a mother at home:
For the shame of her youth-she knows the truth;
She pays in her hours alone.

Submitted: Friday, October 17, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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  • Rookie - 67 Points Sharilynn Reaser (8/24/2014 3:13:00 AM)

    Thank you for inviting me to read this. It is very well written and honest. Thank you for reading my poem and for your kind words! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 366 Points Elena Plotkin (6/24/2013 5:26:00 PM)

    Your poem reminds me of the saying how a mother can take care of twenty children but twenty children can not take care of one mother. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Claude H Oliver Ii (12/29/2012 3:25:00 PM)

    Parents are always in danger of being forgotten. Yet if we understand that our parents give us whatever they can, good, bad or otherwise: we remember them best through including them and us as the struggling, imperfect members of our human family. A thought provoking write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 284 Points Joseph Anderson (9/19/2012 5:35:00 PM)

    I am thankful that my dear mother was never forgotten. God forbid that ever happening to you.
    Sad and touching is this.but in many cases true. Well written, as usual (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (6/15/2012 5:53:00 PM)

    Such a wonderful poem, so well written, a person can have many relatives but only one Mother, so sad when she is forgotten. Thank you for inviting me to read, Adeline. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie thomas carolan (8/26/2009 3:03:00 PM)

    yes adeline many a mother
    this is very nice and true to all (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nia Riz (11/3/2008 5:43:00 AM)

    a touching poem....beautiful.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (10/21/2008 10:12:00 AM)

    So nice, so touchy, so beautiful!
    Ma'am I love it very much.
    With my love 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (10/17/2008 12:21:00 PM)

    Very touching..........something to remember......... (Report) Reply

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