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On this day, I honor the birthday of the world’s best mother, my mother; Theron Payne Young.

 

Momma, it would’ve been, your day

On the ninth of September

We would’ve been on our way

Viewin’ the EiffelTower

Strollin’ down Broadway

Cruisin’ to Jamaica

Listenin’ to calypso play

We, sho’ ‘nuf, would’ve celebrated

Your birth of yesterday

 

Copyright Deborah Young

An excerpt from Your Day

 

Momma, I remember you

Just, as if, it were yesterday

You had such a loving, gentle, caring way

You made sure each of us kids were always spic and span

We were made to feel like princesses and princes in a fairyland

All, because of your unique, creative sewing hand

 

Momma, I remember, you

For every birthday, a delightfully, delicious cake, you would bake

To you, everybody’s date of birth was a reason for celebration’s worth

For any and every fall

You were there with aid and on God, you always, did call

For each and every fear, you had a funny, funny cheer

For every flower, you gave a big hug and a kiss, full of encouraging power

For every injustice, you meekly stood in defense, ever so tall

And, in a lady like manner, you put a stop to it, once and for all

Momma, I remember, you

Not one of us, your love, did we ever, doubt

You, most definitely set a sterling example of a mother, considerate and devout

 

Copyright Deborah Young

An excerpt from Momma, Theron Payne Young

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