Wednesday, July 27, 2011

That Hot July Day

                                             On a hot July day
                                             a mother's love is clear
                                             she holds her little one
                                             and wipes away each tear

                                             Somewhere in the distance
                                             there's a small girl
                                             playing a child's game
                                             in her childhood world

                                             She jumps into teen years
                                             and puts on a show
                                             kicking up her heels
                                             knowing everything to know

                                             A young woman's dream
                                             soon comes her way
                                             a mother with child
                                             joy fills each day

                                             An old grandmother's heart
                                             is filled to overflow
                                             more time has come
                                             to watch them grow

                                             Her face has aged
                                             the mirror does say
                                             her heart's the same
                                             with grandchildren she'll play

                                             Many paths she's traveled
                                             since that hot July day
                                             when that precious, old mother
                                             wiped her tears away

                                             Susie Swanson

It will be 59 years tomorrow since my mother held me for the first time.The years has slipped away but not forgotten. Thank you God for another year, a wonderful family and a lifetime of memories. Blessings, Susie


  1. So beautiful.....
    And Happy Birthday.

  2. Beautiful, have a wonderful birthday.

  3. Hi Susie! Another beautiful poem! I especially loved the lines that show the transition between being a girl who grows into a teenager who is "knowing all there is to know" and then moving on to become a woman with a child of her own. With each line, I could just feel myself reliving those periods of my life and thinking back on all the growing times. My mother used to always call me on my birthday in the morning and say:
    "This many years ago:---(whatever my age was at the time), Mama was so happy because I held my little girl in my arms for the first time". That always meant the world to me. Even though she has been gone for many years, I still hear her words in my heart as each year rolls around. Have a lovely evening tonight and a wonderful day tomorrow! Delisa :)

  4. Lovely poem, Susie. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! :-)

  5. What a lovely poem. I wish you a very happy birthday, Susie. Enjoy every minute of the day!

  6. Awww, thank you all so much, it means a lot to me. I cherish every comment and birthday wishes. Hope you all have a nice evening as well..Susie

  7. Happy Birthday, Susie. Such a sweet poem that every mother can relate to.

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    Beautiful Poem Susie ~

  9. Beautiful poem, Susie... Don't the years pass quickly???? Happy Birthday to YOU.. (Mine is next week--but I am much older than you!!!)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

  10. Thank you Janet, Helena and Betsy for the beautiful comments and birthday wishes. Happy Early birthday to you Betsy, in case I forget. The years fly by it seems, especially when you get older.. Thanks again to all...Susie

  11. Very beautiful and heartfelt Susie. Wishing you many happy blessings on your birthday. Hugs!

  12. Thank you so much Christine for the comments and birthday wishes..Susie

  13. What a beautiful poem to read on this hot July day :-)

    God bless and have a great weekend :-)


  14. Thank you Ron so much. Try and stay bless you too..susie

  15. Beautiful poem, Susie. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. What a sweet memory of your mother. I loved the poem.

  16. Thank you Brenda, I had an great day. Thanks for stopping by..Susie