On Mother’s Day By: Bruce Lansky

This year, we are celebrating the 107th year of Mother’s Day to honour all mothers and motherhood worldwide. At the initiative and tireless devotion of Anna Jarvis, the modern Mother’s Day began in the United States. US President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed in 1914 the second Sunday in May as the day of celebration to honour the memories and the sacrifices of mothers made for their children.

Today, I would like to share with everyone a beautiful poem by Bruce Lansky for this occasion. Bruce Lansky is from Minnesota and America’s bestselling author of children’s poetry books. His poems are funny, hilarious, and something that will make you smile.

So, here it is…

On Mother's Day
By Bruce Lansky

On Mother's Day it isn't smart
To give your mom a broken heart.

So here are things you shouldn't say
To dear old mom on Mother's Day:

Don't tell her that you'll never eat
A carrot, celery, bean, or beet.

Don't tell her you think smoking's cool.
Don't tell her you've dropped out of school.

Don't tell her that you've drowned the cat.
Don't tell her that she looks too fat.

Don’t tell her when you're grown you'll be
A starving poet—just like me.

Happy Mother’s Day to all.

Ninagracia


References:

HANDWERK, B. (2014, May 10). Mother’s Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History. National Geographichttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/140508-mothers-day-nation-gifts-facts-culture-mom

History.com Editors. (2011, April 29). Mother’s Day 2021. HISTORY. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

Lansky, B. (n.d.). On mother’s day by Bruce Lansky. Poetry Foundation. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/58518/on-mothers-day-56d23cf7ac33d

Mother’s Day. (n.d.). NicePNG. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://www.nicepng.com/ourpic/u2w7i1q8w7y3q8r5_mothers-day-is-more-than-the-day-we/

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