Giving Gratitude to my Mother

Many years ago I wrote some poems. My amazing mother, who has always been my biggest supporter, decided to submit them to a publication. And somehow they’re still on the internet today (link below).

Yesterday I woke up with a line from another poem I wrote as a child in my head. I planned to write about it then, until I found out I had made an embarrassing mistake in an email I sent out to a bunch of people. So that became the day’s topic instead.

I’m not sure if that was the best thing to do, but it felt right at the time.

Without my mom’s support, I wouldn’t have had the gumption to send an email or the opportunity to make a mistake. I’m thankful every single day for everything she’s taught me. And for shipping my art when I was probably too afraid to do it way back when.

That’s all. Now some old poems…

Birds migrate in fall
To get away from first snow,
And fly back when warm.

–Matt Thieleman

Chlorophyll greens leaves
Leaves change colors in autumn
Fall off in winter

–Matt Thieleman

The jet-ski roaring
Through choppy ocean water
Hits a boat–BYE BYE!

–Matt Thieleman