by Amy LV
Students - I wrote today's poem because I have been thinking about children who do not have moms living with them. A mom is a special person. But a dad or a grandma or grandpa or aunt or uncle will often step in and be the mom who - for whatever reason - might not be there. Thank you to everyone who does the job of a mom each day - dads, grandparents, other relatives, teachers, nurses, those who love us when and how we most need it.
You will notice that this poem does not go on and on. It is simple. The feeling is simple too. Sometimes too many words are too many words.
Jama is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at her delicious blog, Jama's Alphabet Soup. Visit Jama's place to enjoy Poetry Friday fun all around the Kidlitosphere this week!
This weekend you will find me at the International Reading Association Conference in New Orleans, LA. I will be speaking as a part of this panel about THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR SCIENCE, and I will be signing FOREST HAS A SONG at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Booth (#1951) from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Can't wait!
Happy Mother's Day!
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