First there was one,
and he was so much fun.
I learned something new every day.
The panic and fear was here to stay,
but the love was real when I watched him play.

Then there was two, and life changed again,
but the love in my heart blossomed like a flower in May.

These two boys, the loves of my life, remind me of summer and everything nice.
There is no greater joy than that of a mother, to see her children playing nicely together.

The laughter, the smiles, they warm me to pieces.
And watching them sleep always leaves me speechless.

A mother's love is like no other,
the feeling of pride she feels for her young,

And even when the day is long,
and even when your sanity is gone,
and even with marker all over the wall,
Just take a look at what you have, and be thankful,
for being a mother is the greatest gift of all!

Note to self: Don't quite your day job, Loukia. A poet you are not! This post was prompted from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, but instead of writing a poem about summer, I wrote a poem about being a mom... something I love more than summer! Also, it's national poetry day! So, happy poetry day to all you good poets out there!
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Nap Warden said...

Girl, I couldn't write a poem if you paid me...*virtual high five*

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

You want to be honest with you right? I'm sorry its the Greek in me. That was the poetic equivalent to scratching a blackboard, but you're a really nice girl and you clearly love your boys and please don't quit your day job anytime soon. I love you?

Loukia said...

Maria you have broken my heart in a million pieces, and I don't think I can love you anymore. Please go back and re-read my poem, with a Greek accent, okay? I'm sure it will sound much more poetic to you the second time around! The fact that I could have written this poem when I was 12 years old is no reason to make fun of me! Sigh. Yes, I still love you, if not for any other reason than your honesty. Shot to the heart. And all that jazz.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

You are so darn cute, Loukia.

Have I told you that before??

Such a sweet mommy too!

Mommy Dear said...

Poetry! Well, I thought it was cute! At least you TRIED!

Neil said...

I thought that was rather touching!

Krystyn said...

I think that was great! Those boys are lucky to have you!

Poetic license, right??

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Your poem and thoughts were great! I should make that note to self on my own page! Ha!

Jenn @ My Kind of Strange said...

Ah! Fantastic post, loved it! You just posted on my blog & thanks for stopping by. Looks like we have more than living (or used to live) in DC in common - we both have two boys.

I could relate to everything you had in this post. Loved it!

Chantal said...

oh that was so sweet Loukia! Good for you.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Oh, I think it is beautiful and heartfelt--so true!
I get you!!

Jennifer said...

You're right--being a mother is the best! I love reading how much you love your boys!

Jennifer said...

Well I thought it was pretty darn good, and I agree... the very best job of all.

Tiffany Lockette said...

Pretty dang good poem maam!! Being a Mommy is the absolute best thing in the world, what an inspiration for a poem.

Nenette AM said...

Read through the filter of "Loving Mom", this is the best poem of all. If I wrote a poem about mommyhood, I'd end up with something similarly gushing and loving... except mine would totally suck. :)

Elaine A. said...

So sweet. You are quite the poet my friend. And the pics to go with it are so lovely! : ) Nice job!

Summer said...

Whats more important than critiquing the poem, is seeing the purpose behind it. And I see this incredible mom who adores her children.

You are amazing!

CaraBee said...

Motherhood is amazing. Exhausting and stressful and crazy-inducing, but wonderful.

Theta Mom said...

I thought this was so adorable and I love the pictures! Beautiful family! :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Simply Beautiful!

Jessica said...

Absolutely, totally adorable. Love the picture of you with your babies. Desn't it feel just like magic when they play together nicely?

Lady Mama said...

Aw that's so sweet Loukia! I don't mind at all that you're not the greatest poet - it was lovely! And I love the pictures, you have such a beautiful family.

Chelle said...

Seriously sweet, honey!

I think it's a great poem--I could never really understand the poems we learned in school.

But yours?

I totally understood it! Your boys have such a great Mommy! xoxo

Mama Kat said...

Oh wow...Bored Mommy is sure forthcoming isn't she...are you two friends in real life?

I thought the poem was's all about your babies and about appreciating what you have. I liked it!

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

Doesn't it bother you Loukia that ALL THESE LOVELY PEOPLE are lying to you? This is how you know that none of these people are Greek....or relatives. And especially not GREEK RELATIVES.


Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

So sweet!

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

Oh, Poetry Day! I think it's lovely that you participated. Such sweet sentiments.

But I kinda agree with Bored Mommy.

Ack! Did I just type that out loud? I mean, good job. ;-)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I am poetry challened. I can't rhyme. So good or bad - I'm impressed!

daddybookins said...

With a mommy like Louk
It is no fluke.
That she loves her two boys
In a Greek Mommy sort of poise.

From a daddy, named b
I say go on a poetic spree.
To start on a whim
As showing her boys how to swim.

Cheers! *hugs n ^5’s*

Peas Out!
~daddy b

ModernMom said...

Ahhhh I think it's sweet:)

OHmommy said...

Awwwww.... Loukia you really ARE the sweetest thing ever. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

melissa said...

sweet poem. um, i'm gonna go with maria said. but just know how adored you are, ok?! ;)