Like a Mother


She wasn’t there
To give me birth
Or chronicle
My every “first”
When I was young

But she was there
To wipe my tears
And cheer me on
Throughout the years
Just like a mom

♥          ♥          ♥

Linda Luna’s challenge to write a Double Five, a portrait of a loved one, is the perfect way to wish a Happy Birthday to my stepmom, Marguerite Umphers.  Thank you for being a mother to me. You have been a great influence, and I love you very much. ♥

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

Photo taken in Blackstone, Virginia, 2011


Double Five
Decastitch (10-line poem) written in two stanzas of five lines each
Line length: “Short” (no other specifications)
Theme: Portrait of a loved one
Rhyme not specified


20 thoughts on “Like a Mother

  1. Pingback: 10-line Poem Challenge #17: Etheree – Dark Side of the Moon

  2. Hi Angela 😊 🌹 I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award, but due to technical issues am unable to link the blog post containing details, so do check them under “liebster award” on my blog! Congratulations 😊😊

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