V is for…Village (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Some Say it Takes a Village

Some say it takes a village to raise a family,
And I don’t disagree;

But let me tell you about a village of one
Who had every job to be done;

She was mayor and waiter,
And alligator baiter;

She was car racer, baby chaser,
And don’t forget baker, butcher, and ice cream maker;

She was cop (when we needed to stop!)
And that was on top of wielding a mop;

She was bank teller, sometimes but rarely, a yeller,
And the absolute best story teller.

Some say it takes a village to raise a family,
And I don’t disagree;
For my mom was a village and she raised me
(and did a pretty good job, I think we’d all agree).

This one goes out to you, mom, on my birthday,
Thank you for raising me the kindest way —
Loving me every single day.


Be well,

Monty

11 Comments

  1. Awww so cute!! Such a lovely tribute to your mom! (although a little sad the picture didnt include her being an alligator baitor hehehehe)

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Hehehe! There is a real story behind the alligator baiting comment. One for another time. 🙂

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      1. Haha! I look forward to it!

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  2. murisopsis says:

    Happy Birthday to you and big kudos to your mom for a job well done!!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much. My mom loved the poem!

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  3. afshan18 says:

    I SO LOVE THIS! Yes moms r villages. Wish I could be one. I feel am falling short always

    Many happy returns Monty 🙂 urs is the first of the blogs I discovered from the list and have always enjoyed reading. just love ur style. Enjoy

    Dropping by from a to z “The Pensive”

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you so much. Im so grateful for your feedback and to have met you through this challenge.

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  4. What a cute poem! Happy Birthday to you.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much 🙂

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  5. Liam says:

    Aww… Mom is the best!

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