Mother’s Day Again by Katherine Carey-Place 1878-1934

It’s Mother’s Day once more,
	Last year the sky was blue,
The birds sang soft and low,
	And along the fence the little lilies grew –
		On Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day again,
	The sky is blue and fair,
The birds sing soft and low,
	Voicing no thought of care –
		On Mother’s Day

Last year they sang so sweet.
	All nature seemed so glad,
Ah me I never thought,
	Another year could so sad –
		On Mother’s Day.

But the rosy dawn had come,
	To welcome lovely May,
Our Mother closed her eyes in sleep,
	And softly slipped away –
		On Mother’s Day

Today the sky is blue,
	The trees are tender green,
Along the fence the lilies bloom,
	Their beauty now unseen –
		On Mother’s Day

For she who tended them each day,
	With loving faith and care,
Lies now at rest, and on her breast,
	The lilies seem more fair –
		On Mother’s Day

Katherine Carey-Place 1878-1934
May 10, 1931

Copyright Roy Richard

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