motherly love

A Mother's Love (Haiku)

The world may leave you
but your Mom will always stand
by you. That's true love!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A haiku I wrote for my Mom this Mother's Day. :)

"IHOP 2 AM"

by Jeph Johnson


IHOP, 2 AM 

I'm waiting in this booth til dawn
Watching her love her children
By the way she's keeping on...

 

Pancakes, ham and eggs aren't why I'm drawn
I'm watching her love her children
By the way she's keeping on...

 

She sweats while they sleep at home with their Grandma
I'm watching her love her children
By the way she's keeping on...

 

Dishes break, customers keep their tips to a minimum
I'm watching her love her children
By the way she's keeping on...

 

I really can't believe
She has a smile for me
After a ten-hour shift
Of truckers, slackers
And nacho-chip snackers;
I'm just here to give her a lift...

 

I'm amazed and astonished that she's still admonished
I wish that the whole world could go
To IHOP, 2 AM and wait in a booth until dawn
And notice her loving her children
By the way she keeps keeping on...

Author's Notes/Comments: 

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