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For My Mother, On Her Birthday

An Ode to Motherhood
To a mom who cooks and cleans
And washes all my favorite jeans
The last time that you left a spot
Very happy I was NOT!
But where a spot you did not miss
Turns out another called a kiss
Life ain’t that easy, you see
I guess that’s why you’re stuck with me.
(And I still love ya, Mom!)

~Alethea Kontis, Age 10
June 1986

2 Responses to “For My Mother, On Her Birthday”

  1. MOM Says:

    OK..that made me cry! Where did you find that? I’m happy to be stuck with you, Sweetheart! I have always loved everything you write…especially “Birthday” wishes.

  2. Princess Alethea Says:

    You’re kidding, right? Nana gave me one of my first blank books when I was ten — I collected all of my poetry in that one for a long time!

    Love and miss you — see you SOON!!!! xoxox

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