Tuesday, June 3, 2008

And Mom Said We Could!

I remember a thunder storm

A day when we played in the mud

And Mom said we could!

I remember sliding,

Gliding in

Black sticky ooze,

And laughing, laughing,

All of us laughing,

And Mom said we could!

And my brothers

And sister and I

Were all one

In the fun

Of the sticky, black oozing mud,

And Mom said we could!

~kathiesbirds (12 May 1988)

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  1. Oh my, you did raise my spirits - thank you! What a wonderful tribute to a jewel of a Mom!

  2. One of my favorite memories of my own kids is all of that!

  3. Oh lovely! Made me smile the whole time - the freedom just jumps off the screen! Great one Kathie!

  4. I love it! And, you don't know how many times I have said (usually to my dad) Mom said we could!

  5. What a delightful write! Makes me want to find a mud puddle and jump.

  6. Mothers lead us in the ways of freedom--and fun! Delightful, Kathy.


  7. Delightful! And Mom said we could! What wonderful words. What freedom!

  8. Isn't it great when mom says "OK"? Nice poem Kathie!

  9. Quiet paths, thanks for stopping by. My mom gave us lots of freedom to enjoy life. For this I am thankful.

    zoya, thank you for stopping by. Glad you liked the poem.

    Diane, sounds like you are a good mom and isn't it a great memory!

    Thank you Texas Blu!

    gardenpath, you made me smile with your comment.

    pam, thank you and thanks for visiting my blog. If you find that mud puddle, let me know!

    Sandy, thanks for the encouragment.
    I'll check out that link.

    Raven, it came from my own experience and my heart. Thank you.

    Amy, so glad you liked it. After reading your post about kids growing up in freedom on the farm I thought you might.


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