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Jayne Jaudon Ferrer


Itís a special time
for just the two of us, Lord.
Private victories
the world need never know.
Together, we bask in
in the smug rapture spawned
from fruition
of a significant event.
Thus, here we areó
with burgers and fries,
playground sand in our shoes,
a stack of library books,
three favorite videos,
a bag of M&Ms,
and a list of further sybaritic delights
in which we plan to indulge ourselves.
Today we are enjoying life to its fullest,
honoring its richness,
commemorating several of its finest hours.
Itís a mother-child moment
to remember forever
in our cherished mental scrapbook of life.

From A New Motherís Prayers (Pocket Books, 1989 and 1996; Loyola Press, 2004).
Used here with permission.

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer is the author of five books of poetry, a nonfiction book about games, and a novel,Hayley and the Hot Flashes. Jayne createdwww.YourDailyPoem.comin 2009 to share the pleasure and diversity of poetry. A former copywriter, magazine editor, newspaper columnist, and freelance journalist, her†work has appeared in hundreds of publications.When not writing or reading, Jayne enjoys music, old movies, gardening, hiking, and good conversation. A native Floridian, she has lived in Greenville, South Carolina, for almost 30 years.Learn more about her

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Right there with you! Wonderful images.
Posted 01/08/2024 12:16 PM
"Private victories the world need never know." Great poem! Thanks to you, and your son, for sharing these gifts.
Posted 01/08/2024 11:36 AM
michael escoubas:
Can life be any better than this? Sweetest memories ever are memories such as these.
Posted 01/07/2024 07:27 PM
Wonderful poem. Thank you for share a little of your family with us.
Posted 01/07/2024 06:22 PM
This is such a lovely poem, Jayne. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted 01/07/2024 03:48 PM
I love your poem, Jane, every detail about it says love.
Posted 01/07/2024 02:57 PM
This is wonderful, Jane! I need to focus on those moments more, as I share them with my grandsons. Thanks for the reminder.
Posted 01/07/2024 01:36 PM
Stephen Anderson:
Too often we may tend to overlook, forget what were and are cherished memories of the richness of family relationships, but youve hooked a dandy one here and given it a spotlight in this poem!
Posted 01/07/2024 01:35 PM
Sybaritic is mentioned a lot in these comments, but Im weighing in to tell you Im on a mission to recognize the sybaritic pleasures that surround me. Beautiful memory, beautiful poem.
Posted 01/07/2024 01:33 PM
I appreciate you sharing this special time, Jayne. Thank you
Posted 01/07/2024 12:45 PM
Wilda Morris:
"Mental scrapbook" - oh, yes! A precious time.
Posted 01/07/2024 08:40 AM
Darrell Arnold:
Often, my mental scrapbook is missing some pages, but physical scrapbooks, notebooks, photos, and journals help fill in what used to be on those pages.
Posted 01/07/2024 08:19 AM
Just love the mental scrapbook line .It brought so many moments back to me from my rather tattered mental scrapbook. Beautiful ,Jayne . Thank you
Posted 01/07/2024 08:12 AM
Joan Luther:
What a joy!!
Posted 01/07/2024 07:39 AM
Delightful, Jayne!
Posted 01/07/2024 05:08 AM

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