Make It A Splendid Week – “Ode to My Mom”

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A dad and son kissing mom on the cheek at Family Camp!

Ode to My Mom

 You are funny:

You wake me up laughing by tickling my toes

You make fun of my sisters for me

When you play with me you are always making jokes

You are nice:

You comfort me when I’m scared

By making fun of me

You help me with my homework when

I don’t understand it

You are loving:

You work really hard to provide food

And our light green house with the big tree in front.

by Raquel, age 11, 2010

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

To request a printed copy of The Splendid Review email Erin Overhouse at

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