Wednesday, March 4, 2015

mama--By Lois Greene Stone--United States


When overwhelmed from
trying to be a successful
wife, mother, job holder,
I hear her voice reminding
me that people and not things
are important; but I'm circled
by my day. When I need escape
doing childhood hobbies, she
changes guilt for squeezing
personal hours to permission
for creativity; sensing
helplessness, she embraces
with caring tones causing
me to understand how
to help myself.

Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & soft cover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.


  1. Hello, Lois, welcome to Whispers! Not only does your poem bring credence to "Mama" - but it also gives great wisdom in conscience, choices and in the decisions we ultimately make in a day. Good food for thought! Sheri

  2. Thank you for the reminder that itaking good care of ourselves involves more than eat, sleep, and caring for others, whether iinside the home or work outside the home. It is a balancing act--mama knew.

  3. Nice piece Lois, enjoyed it very much!

  4. Lois, welcome to Whispers. I absolutely loved your wonderful and well written poem that shares the wonderful wisdom Mothers gain over the years that time for self is important too in order to have balance in life. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  5. Hi Lois. I enjoyed your poem. It was very touching and truthful. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Continue in your creativity. This is great! Ralph.

  7. Lois,
    Even though I'm obviously not a mother myself (LOL), this poem does bring sweet memories of my mother, and I can say that sincerely. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox