She occupies a special place in your life. She resides in your heart and life and her presence can never be substituted by anyone. She is one of the sweetest companions you have who is a repository of love. She is the one who makes our life worthwhile by showering us with unconditional love and accepting us the way we are. She does not expect us to change for whatever reasons there may be. She celebrates and remembers all our achievements but knowingly glosses over all our mistakes. Her happiness and sorrows are enmeshed with the happiness and sorrows that you experience. She is your mother, who spends a major chunk of her day taking care of you, making sure that you brush your teeth and eat your meals on time. She wipes your bottoms and tears and fights back anger when you do not listen to her. She sings lullabies to us, enraptures us with her engaging fairytales, puts us to sleep and kisses our foreheads. She takes you to school, spends time over your homework, guides you through the difficult times and teaches you small courtesies like 'please' and 'thank you' that go a big way in grooming you. For all that mothers do for us, we love her deeply. The love, patience, perseverance and determination that they demonstrate in bringing us up makes them deserve our warmest love and appreciation.
Though any day can be apt for expressing your feelings, there are some days meant specifically for such an expression. An occasion admirably fitted to the purpose of furthering these sentiments is mother's day. It often happens that we are at a loss to decide on a suitable mode of expression. An interesting way to express your emotions for all that she does for you is through poems. Poems are written as a spontaneous articulation of our deepest feelings. One such well -known poem is 'To My Mother', written by the noted author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. Though the poet claims that it is dedicated to his mother, it seems implausible that he would have any recollection of his mother as he died when he was just two years old and his dad had died even earlier. The poem is said to be addressed to his aunt, also the mother of his wife and his mother-in-law, whom he thought of as his mother.
Here are the lyrics of a famous mother's day poem titled "to my mother" by Edgar Allan Poe.
To My Mother
Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me,
And filled my heart of hearts, where death installed you,
In setting my Virginia's spirit free.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are the mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
But that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul that its soul-life.
To my mother is a beautiful poem. Read though this piece for more on this poem.