Annual Poetry Contest
By Taylor O'Grady Sorrrento, FL
2002 Contest: Honorable Mention Place
Sometimes I know what to say,
give thanks for all you've done
but then they fly out the door,
as quickly as they come.
How could I possibly thank you enough,
the one that makes me whole,
The one to whom I owe my life to, the forming of my soul.
The one who tucked me in at night,
the one who stopped my crying, the one who was the expert,
at taking up when I was lying.
The one who saw me off to school,
and spent sad days alone,
yet magically produced a smile, as soon as I came home.
The one who makes such sacrifices, who always put me first,
who lets me test my broken wings, in spite of how it hurts.
Who paints the world a rainbow,
when it is filled with broken dreams,
who explains it all so clearly,
when nothing is what it seems.
Anything I want to say just doesn't seem enough.
For never giving up on me, when your wits has meet their end,
for always being proud of me, for being my best friend.
And so I come to realize, the only way I can say,
only thank you is enough, it's clear in just one way.
All your hopes and all your dreams
the strength that no one sees,
a transfer over many years, your best was past to me.
Thanks for the gift you give for every thing
you do but thank you mommy
most of all for making dreams come true.