ROSES OF MOTHERHOOD
by Rose Klix
I. Like a Mother
– one rose among many plants
Myriad flowers surround a life.
Sunflower friends brighten us dawn to dusk.
Petunias, frosty survivors,
marigold mentors, lilac models
choke poor example dandelions.
One blooming rose admired the most,
not from birth, but also life-giving.
Thank you for your free guidance.
Excerpted from Pastiche of Poetry, Volume II, copyright 2012.
Poet’s comment: “This stanza from my poem Roses of Motherhood brings to mind the many mentors in my life. This Mother’s Day holiday I commemorate those ladies who helped move me forward on my life journey or blocked my erroneous path.” Rose Klix