MomHappy Mother’s Day Everyone

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Published on: May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Here’s a poem I wrote a LONG time ago for my own mother. Enjoy!


 

Mother Earth

by Diane Graebner

 

There’s a reason we call it “Mother Earth,”
This planet that nurtured, and gave us birth.
 
For a mother gives of herself when a child is there
Her pain; her hope; her love; her prayers.
 
And each creature, each flower, each plant and stone
Is a gift from our “mother”, to call our own.
 
For like the Earth, a mother’s gifts
Are part of her soul; are what she is.
 
A mother’s love, a mother’s song,
A mother’s milk and arm so strong
 
Are all there to guide; To protect and provide
 
From a child’s youngest days.
 
And as that child grows, and flies from the nest,
A mothers prayers are the armor that makes every test
Though difficult, a task none the less
Attainable.
 
A mother’s shoulder is also there
To cry on, or to ease any care
 
That burdens a child in any way.
 
So to my mothers, both of you true,
“Mother Earth”, and mother — you.
 
I give back some of what was given to me
I give back my soul, my life to thee.
 
And when I hear a bird’s sweet song
Or smell a flower, or ponder long
 
Over cloud, or sunset, or the sun’s heat strong.
 
I’ll think of my mother, and though we’re apart
I’ll always have her in my heart.

Mother and Diane

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HomepageNew Stuff on the Main Site!

Categories: About Diane
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Published on: February 25, 2013

So, I took a long-needed, nearly 10-day “staycation” this past week! I mostly lounged around the house, watching TV and resting. I also spent quite a bit of time going through old folders of papers and photos looking for stuff for the website. I found some gems, and have added them to the main Generations-Poetry site.

When Grandmother passed away about 9 years ago, a lot of her papers went to my Aunt; her daughter. My Aunt recently found a folder of Grandmother’s writing, and passed it on to me so I could add it to the website if I wanted to. I wanted to!

Here is a summary of what’s new on Generations-Poetry.com!

  • In 9th Grade English, I was asked to interview someone from another generation. I chose Grandmother. I found that paper in a folder of some of my writing, and added it to the front page of the site. It gives a great deal of insight into my Grandmother’s beliefs.
  • I added quite a few poems to the site; both my own and Grandmother’s. Look for new poetry on the following pages: Christmas, Grandpa’s Page, Potpourri, and StoryQuest.
  • I found a short story Grandmother had written about my Father’s pet ducks, Booble-a-binga and Beeble-a-binga (yes, that’s what my Father named his ducks!). It’s on the Fables & Tales page.
  • I found a snippet of a poem I started 30-some years ago in church. When inspiration struck, I had to write my thoughts down. I wrote the first verse of a poem on the retirement club insert of the church program. 30 years later I finished the poem and added it to StoryQuest. It is called God’s Hand.
  • One of the biggest treasures of all was a stack of handwritten pages containing the original first-drafts of some of Grandmother’s poetry! I added a Lightbox effect to the site and linked to those original copies after the poems on the site. I also added a few news articles about us on their respective pages.

Well, have fun storming the site, kids! I’ve still got a stack of papers right next to my keyboard on my desk, so watch for more to come later! I may have to take another vacation to get it all done, though!

 

 

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Andy Goes to Florida

Categories: Children's Poems, Poems
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Published on: May 21, 2009

Andy Goes to Florida

by Diane Graebner

Andy goes to Florida,

He rides upon a plane,

He stays for almost two whole weeks,

And then goes home again.


Andy visits Grandma’s house,

He peeks in every space,

And eats some homemade brownies,

With a great big smile on his face.


Andy rides in Grandpa’s car,

He sits in the backseat,

The car makes lots of funny sounds,

As it drives along the street.


Andy visits Aunt Diane,

He sees her office too,

And on her desk he sees displayed

All the pictures that he drew.


Andy goes to Florida,

He goes most every year,

And his family is glad he does,

At least that’s what I hear!

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