Poetry On The Odyssey: To My Mom

Poetry On The Odyssey: To My Mom

A poem for Mother's Day.

To my mom:

You brought me into this world,

Welcoming me with tears of joy.

You fed me when I was hungry,

Held me when I cried,

And rocked me to sleep each night.

You were my world.

I became yours.

To my mom:

You held my hands as I took my first steps,

Following me with a smile.

You picked me up whenever I fell,

Hugged me when I cried,

And guided me along a path to safety.

You were my protection.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You were there the day I rode my bike without training wheels,

Watching with a nervous face.

You bandaged my knees when I scraped them,

Held me when I cried,

And gave me the courage to try again.

You were my motivation.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You stood with me at the kindergarten bus stop,

Both of us full of excitement.

You gave me a hug before I climbed the steps,

Holding me close as a tear ran down your cheek,

And waved to me through the window as the bus drove away.

You were going to be waiting for me when I got home.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You drove me wherever I needed to go,

Even if it was inconvenient, you were patient.

You made sure I wore my seat belt,

Held me across my chest if you had to slam on the brakes,

And made sure I had a ride home.

You said you loved me as I climbed out the door.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You sat by my bedside when I was sick,

Staying calm even though you were full of fear.

You fed me even though I didn't want to eat,

Hugged me as we both cried,

And talked me through my insanity.

You supported me.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You stood by me in my battle for health,

Full of determination.

You made sure I did what needed to be done,

Held me as I cried when things got hard,

And encouraged me to keep fighting.

You never gave up on me.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You were there the day I received my high school diploma,

Watching proudly from the bleachers.

You made sure I was successful in classes,

Listened to my cry when people were me,

And reassured me of my strength.

You were the reason I survived high school.

I was yours.

To my mom:

You helped me move into my dorm room,

Both of us filled with nervous excitement.

You made my bed with "tight corners,"

Hugged me as we both cried,

And told me to call if I needed anything.

You weren't going to be here every day anymore.

But I was still yours.

To my mom:

You are always here when I need to talk to you,

Your ears always open to listening.

You give me advice to work through things,

Hold me when I need a shoulder to cry on,

And make sure I never lose motivation.

You tell me you love me.

I am yours. And I love you.

Happy Mother's Day

Cover Image Credit: Lauren Burkholder

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If Basic College Majors Were Their Already-Failed New Year's Resolutions

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Journalism: "I'm going to journal every night!"

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Public Relations: "I'm going to cut back on the coffee!"


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Music: "I'm going to learn a new hobby!"

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Political Science: "I'm going to be more civil on social media!"

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Psychology: "I'm going to manage my stress better!"

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Dietetics: "I'm going to eat super healthily!"

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Computer Science: "I'm going to be more productive!"

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Exercise Science: "I'm going to go to the gym six times a week!"

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10 Scenes From 'Friends' That Will Make You Smile

You can thank them later.


I know this is pretty popular and a lot of these are pretty common, but there's nothing wrong with revisiting favorite scenes over and over again. I mean, if you watch the reruns and the episodes on Netflix you're doing it anyway, so here's the condensed version in no particular order. :)

1. Literally anytime Joey says "How you doin'?"


Am I right ladies? 😉

2. Basically anytime Janice shows up unannounced


I can't help but smile every time she shows up. And if you can't hear these words, something is wrong with you.

3. The Bing family reunion at Chandler and Monica's engagement party

This is honestly one of my favorite scenes. 😂

4. 'Baby Got Back'


I'm not gonna lie, Rachel isn't my favorite character. She's so whiny and it annoyed me through the first half of the series. When she started having more of a backbone and stopped having the high pitched tone, I could tolerate her more. Rachel post-Emma's-birth is probably my favorite and this is by far my favorite scene. Of course she's alongside Ross' booty shaking, which helps.

5. When Phoebe gets married 


Don't get me wrong, Phoebe is one of my favorite characters and she cracks me up all the time. But when she met Mike and her big day finally came, I felt so much joy and I cried during the "ceremony". I'm probably not the only one but when people reference Phoebe, it's usually not about her wedding.

6. The turkey head and the "I love you" slip


I absolutely love Chandler and Monica together like everyone else. Aside from the comedic relief from their fight and Chandler's "I love you" slip, Joey's reaction afterwards had me laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe and was crying.



I absolutely love Chandler with basically everything, but this.. as you can probably guess... *hysterical laughter*

8. 'Ebony and Ivory'


​Aside from this tanning fail, there's the leather pants fiasco and the Unagi ridiculousness.. But this outweighs them all because I always make fun of girls that have terrible fake tans. Oh well🤷

9. The leather pants

I brought up the pants, so here's the scene 😁

10. And finally, when Monica burns everyone

100%. I laugh every. single. time. It will always be one of my favorites :)

Hope you smiled!


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