Learn More

CeCe Lamberts

Rookie (12 December 1969 / Smallvile, Greece)

Mother's Day


I cried today
on Mother's day
I've been wanting to cry for a long time
I've been wanting to cry for about a year now
Mascara and eyeliner running down my cheek
And three pairs of brown eyes looking at me
'What is it, mom? '
'You didn't like the breakfast we prepared for you? '
'Why are you crying, mom? '
What do I tell them?
That I've been trusting once again
and got hurt yet one more time?
That I gave my soul to someone
and he didn't treat it as I hoped he would?
That I'm losing my hope in people?
Or, that I'm crying 'cause their pure love touched me?
'Cause I realize that paradise is right there in front of me
and I've been looking for it elsewhere?
'Cause I realize that they're the only ones capable
of loving me unconditionally, no matter what I do or say?
- I'm crying 'cause you're all I have in this world, I said
as my son was handing me a love coupon
promising me a hug whenever I needed it
- I'm crying 'cause you make me feel complete, I said
as my little one was handing me her drawing
- I'm crying 'cause I love you more than life itself, I said
and my eldest son gave me a card apologizing for backtalking
- I'm crying 'cause you're giving me strength to face this ugly world, I said
And I cried some more cleansing tears.
Closed my eyes and tried to take it all in
Wanted this moment to last a lifetime.

Written on Mother's Day (May 13,2007)

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2007
Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Mother's Day by CeCe Lamberts )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  3. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  4. Anecdote of the Jar, Wallace Stevens
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Richard Cory, Edwin Arlington Robinson
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. What Bhagavad Gita is not, Bashyam Narayanan
  2. Sold, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. Pain, Pain Knows No Race, Hebert Logerie
  4. God's Hands Of Love, Tom Zart
  5. Alone, Samantha Gronn
  6. David, Casey Renee Kiser
  7. She Stuck Her Butt Out At Me..., wanderer sailor
  8. Nine Views of the Huangshan, Paul Hartal
  9. Trying to Say Goodbye, Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. Autumn, Leong Ming Loong
[Hata Bildir]