Sweet mothers and others,
I have dropped the ball on this post! Should have been up yesterday before bed but we went to the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game and I just plain forgot! So scrambling now to get this out to you so you can enter our Mother’s Day giveaway!!
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Yesterday was “Poem in Your Pocket” day. I heard it on the news and dismissed it. Ha! But then started remembering how my grandmother (and maybe yours?) carried poems in her purse or tucked away in her Bible or books. So I decided to celebrate, if a day late, here with you.
Here’s a bit of explanation about “Poem in Your Pocket” day from Poets.org.
On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.
And check out this little video that illustrates how touched library patrons, hospital patients, new friends on the street were with the gift of a poem. Poetry has that magical impact on people.
A Poem for Your Pocket
As an early Mother’s Day gift and in honor of “Poem in Your Pocket” day, albeit a day late, I share with you this poem by Jayne Sena, that I found here, on Family Friend Poems.
What I Would Do For You
I would do just about anything you’d ask,
For you there’s nothing I wouldn’t do, there’s no such task.
I would walk without my shoes to the end of the Earth,
I would give up anything I had to, to teach you self worth.
I would hold your hand every minute of every day,
But I won’t because I know you need to find your own way.
I would surely bear the heartache of your first love that’s real,
Even though I can’t, I will naturally feel as you feel.
I would sell my soul if it would keep you happy forever,
I would give my right arm to keep us forever together.
I would run a hundred miles up-hill in the rain,
Just to guarantee that you will never feel pain.
I would laugh with you even if I was sad,
I will give you a smile even if I’m mad.
I can only accept your mistakes with a grin on my face,
I will guide you in correcting them, but at your own pace.
I will guide you through life, as this world can get quite wild,
Just don’t you ever forget that you will always be my child.
If you are a mommy, grandmother, aunt, or responsible pet owner, I bet you’ve felt at least one of these emotions for the babies in your life. You can print the poem, here, to share with someone you love or to tuck into your own pocket.
Mother’s Day Giveaway
Hey, that rhymes. There’s another poem for your pocket. Mother’s Day Giveaway. While that poem’s kinda small, this giveaway is pretty big. Two, yes 2 $125 gift cards to two lucky winners.
Now on to the giveaway!
We are so excited to be giving away $250 in cash prizes for Mother’s Day to two lucky readers.
The prize will consist of 2 – $125 gift cards. Each winner will choose the gift card you want. Please choose a gift card which comes from an online store and can be paid by US dollars. EX: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Kohls, etc. You may ask for more than one gift card but must add up to $125.
Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Kenyatta at My Design Rules | Kim at Shopping Kim | Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom | Jeanne at Home Garden Joy | Holly at Pink Fortitude | Dana at Create to Donate | Trish at By Trish Sutton | Tammy at Creative K Kids | Susan at Culinary Envy | Meredith at The Mom of the Year | Audrey at That Recipe | Linda at A Labour of Life | Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After | Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row | Penny at Penny’s Passion | Habiba at Craftify My Love | Gladys at Moms to Grandmas | Mitch at Gay NYC Dad | Emily at Domestic Deadline | Kristin at White Arrows Home | Michelle at Our Crafty Mom | Beverly at Eclectic Red Barn | Marie at The Inspiration Vault | Melissa at Deliciously Savvy | Pam at P.S. I Love You Crafts| Tammy at My Life Abundant
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.
The giveaway will end midnight on Friday, May 11th, a few days before Mother’s Day. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner. The giveaway is open to anyone over 18 years of age and able to receive e-gift cards from the U.S.
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So, get busy. Enter this giveaway, pronto!
Thanks for coming by sweet friends. Good luck and a happy early Mother’s Day to each of you.
Hugs and kisses,