12 May 2013

Mother's Day

Scrabble Board by pixelperfectdigital.com


Together this year, Mom and I don't wait:
Scrabble board between us
we fight our duels with wooden tiles and stories to relate
we dive in as if starving for face time 
with tea and cookies, 
dictionaries and words.

Wins and losses? 
We lost track 
we play as if riding teeter-totters 
we talk seriously over our turns
as if we are a dance of brightness, 
love, laughter and fate.



Posted for Poetry Pantry for (and about) Mothers Around the World  at Poets United.  Another poem for my mother, "Daughter Love," is here along with two of her paintings.


Copyright © 2013 S.L.Chast






19 comments:

Anand S Unni said...

Lovely poem Susan. Loved it. We all love our mothers. And that is a beautiful poem which shows just that.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

That's lovely - to share and interact like that.

listeningdaisy said...

I love your metaphor and the way you did your poem. Happy Mother's Day!

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

mother and daughter relation is like this, sometimes fighting , sometimes loving...

Kodjo Deynoo said...

The relationship of friendship expressed here is just so adoring..

Mary said...

Friendly competition between mother and daughter is a good thing...especially if the winner changes from one to another and sometimes the 'game' is simply declared a draw!

aka_andrea said...

I love the scrabble game, best thing for a writer to share with Mom! Her paintings are wonderful.

McGuffy Ann said...

I love Scrabble; it is my favourite game. I love this poem, too.

Emma Major said...

I love this insight into your time with your mum Susan, wonderful

Brian Miller said...

ha. fun...spent time playing scrabble with my mom growing up...and now with my own family...it is a game that def carries on...and smiling at losing track of who might be the winner...tht is def better...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the scrabble battle. I used to play with my grandma. Now my sister and I both have poor short term memory, struck dumb when it comes to names of movies and actors we are trying to describe.....I told her yesterday "Please! Let's NEVER play Trivial Pursuit!" hee hee.

Grace said...

A special time to share and bond with each other ~ Its been a long time I have played scrabble game, normally my mom wants to talk about her jewelries, ha ~

Bon said...

I like how you use the game of scrabble to show a snippet of the relationship between mother and child, the give and take, the food, the tea, the talk, very nice. Thanks!

Susan said...

I'll pass on your compliment!

Susan said...

I agree about trivial pursuit - but think scrabble can keep us clicking. Let me know if you'd like to do a move or two a day through Facebook!

Akila Gopalakrishnan said...

You have put it so beautifully..writing chapters both of you like a scrabble taking turns...wonderful!

Lasha M said...

Well Said Susan...... yes we play for fun........ there is no win and loss between us......

Susan said...

That works for me in game and in everything else too.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh I just love this - such gusto! :)

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