A TRIBUTE TO MOM
This poem was written by Reverend Malcolm James Edwards, who was my brother-in-law prior to his death on August 8, 1961. He wrote it for a tribute to his wonderful mother, my mother-in-law and my children's grandmother. It is a beautiful poem and I would like to share it with all of the mothers on this Mother's Day of 2003.
A tribute to my mother,
The greatest on earth I know.
This world contains none better,
No matter where you go.
She fulfilled life's highest calling;
She braved every fear on earth.
She smiled in the face of death itself
To give this boy his birth.
And when I think of someone great,
My thoughts shrink from any other,
For wealth and fame can never make
Someone greater than my mother.
And when I think of someone brave
Who through fear was always calm,
Though I search the roll for heroes through,
I come up with my Mom.
When I think of someone pretty,
Through the catalogue of beauty I go
Only to end as you may have guessed;
The prettiest is Mom, I know,
For bravery, beauty, and greatness true.
The world, it has no other.
A tribute to her! The trophy she wins,
For none compare with my mother.
And here's to all the Moms on earth,
The great, the small, the unknown.
When you've been a mother as my own.
May God give us many mothers
Who'll fill their duty true,
For Heaven will condescend to earth
With mothers just like you.
"Happy Mother's Day"
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