Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NOBODY KNOWS BUT MOTHER, by MARY MORRISON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
NOBODY KNOWS BUT MOTHER, by            
First Line: How many buttons are missing today?
Last Line: Nobody knows but mother.
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Childhood


HOW many buttons are missing to-day?
How many playthings are strewn in her way?
Nobody knows but mother.
How many thimbles and spools has she missed?
How many burns on each little fist?
How many bumps to be cuddled and kissed?
Nobody knows but mother.

How many stockings to darn, do you know?
How many muddy shoes all in a rew?
Nobody knows but mother.
How many little torn aprons to mend?
How many hours of toil must she spend?
What is the time when her day's work shall end?
Nobody knows but mother.

How many cares does a mother-heart know?
How many joys from her mother-love flow?
Nobody knows but mother.
How many prayers by each little white bed?
How many tears for her babe has she shed?
How many kisses for each curly head?
Nobody knows but mother.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net