Mother’s Photo Book
Mother pulls her photo book
From the bookshelf by the wall.
She views those dear ones,
Her whole family, all.
She sees her son, then three,
Riding his little car,
Now a lawyer,
Having just passed the bar.
Her daughter is shown,
From college graduated.
She’s working as a nurse,
One who’s highly rated.
There’s Dad in his suit
And Mother right there.
Arm in arm just before church,
What a cool pair!
Mother rubs these photos,
As if alive, seeing the children grow.
She’s glad she spent time with them
Though always on the go.
Time has gone so fast,
But God has taken care.
Memories flow like a river,
As her eyes, tears deliver.
Then, the doorbell rings,
As son and daughter stand,
“Happy Mother’s Day,” they say.
Another visit, oh so grand!
— Charles B. Mayes
Mother’s Photo Book © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
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It’s fun to go back and look at old photos. Sometimes we have so many that it is hard to organize them. Seeing our family as they used to be is good in seeing how God has helped us. But it’s best to look forward in faith to how God will guard us and bless us in the future.
I appreciate what Larry Pine wrote in his South Bay Concert News (March) referring to my Poetry Reading on February 6th, 2015, the following:
“The Christian poetry of Charles Mayes added a creative break to the Bethel Hymn Sing. Even poems with motions for Children’s programs . . . ”
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