Sunday, 11 September 2011

Mother May I? Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 71

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Saturday Centus, Week 71, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing challenge, where participants are asked to write a PG-rated text to a given written prompt, in any style or genre of writing, a picture is allowed, and using only up to 100 words (or several 100-word posts), not counting the three words in the prompt. This is week 71 and the prompt is: 'Mother May I'


My poem follows here:

Mother May I?

Mother may I play with blocks?
Oops, I 've taken off my socks!

Mother may I have a candy,
I'll brush my teeth just fine and dandy?

Mother must I go to school?
Yes, I will learn the golden rule.

Mother may I travel far?
I really want to be a star!

Mother may I kiss this boy?
He's my life, he is my joy!

Mother will you pray with me,
When nightmares will not let me be?

Mother will you close my eyes,
When all is quiet, both pain and cries?

Mother, tell me, will I always be loved,
By you and the Lord in Heaven, above?

Word count according to WordCalc: 107 including all of the 'Mother-may-Is'.
[Text Copyright 2011 Christina Wigren]

Best wishes,

First Commenter:



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Jenny Matlock


jfb57 said...

I really liked the way you built up up the 'Mother may Is' to show more importance. Great post!

I'm hosting another 100 words that are different but you may like to have a go.

Ames said...

I sense she is growing up and taking mother with her throufgh all things in life from childhood to old age.Very good!~Ames

Anna said...


Dear Julia,
Thank you for your kind thoughts. I'll try to see if I have time to post on your challenge too before the linky is closed.



Dear Ames,
As I wrote in my comment to Jenny, this poem wrote itself and I did not really understand it while I wrote it. But your interpretation is spot on! It's a poem about a woman's whole life from her earliest memories to her last breath. I think she has had a good relationship to her mother. There is genuine love between these two.

Best wishes,

Judie said...

Anna, this is a beautiful piece. You must have written from experience. You are lucky to have had such a good mother.

Jo said...

This was wonderful Anna ... I loved the changes through life as this poem progressed! very well done!

Sue said...

A sweet poem, Anna, and I enjoyed reading it.


Viki said...

I love this poem. It was so cleverly done. At first I thought it was going to be the game what a wonderful surprise.

gautami tripathy said...

Loved it!


Dazee Dreamer said...

so very sweet. great job.

Ann said...

what a wonderful poem that is. Great job on it

BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed that poem very much! Great job Anna!

Karen S. said...

Just a really sweet poem, it was such a treat!

nimaruichi said...

Love the mother-child bond you so skillfully depict. :)

nimaruichi said...

Love the mother-child bond you so skillfully depict. :)

Jenny said...

Oh Anna, this was truly lovely.

You touched my heart with this poignant little gem of a Centus.

I totally loved this.

My favorite link this week so far!

Hugs from Arizona.

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