This is for those who are moms, have moms, or have ever had a mom… or know a mom… the rest of you do not need to read it. 😉 Oh.. if you like it, please share it with your friends. If you don’t like it, share it with your enemies.
Below the poem is a video I put together with my youngest, Sara, narrating.
IF MOM WERE PRESIDENT
© Copyright 2006 – Matthew Moran
If Mom Were President
She’d set things straight
She would battle for causes just
She’d teach the whole country how to share
She’d restore the public’s trust
She would give every enemy a time-out in the corner
Until they saw how they’d been at fault
She’d balance the budget with change left to spare
For an ice cream cone or a malt
And Congress she would make write 100 times
“I shall not take money and lie.”
Then send them to bed without any supper
Perhaps a cookie or two when they cry
And all hungry children she would feed
Peanut butter and milk cuz she knows what kids need
She would easily win two terms in a row
And then be elected as king
And she would kiss little babies not for camera
But because that’s what babies are for
Her cabinet would be a place to store snacks
And gifts she had picked up at the store
And nations at war she’d not tolerate
Because the pain and the damage they bring
She’d disarm the foes
Trade a knife for a rose
Saying “you’ll poke an eye out with that thing.”
Yes, If Mom were President I do believe
There would be lots of changes we’d see
Our national treasure would be our children
Hugs and kisses our GNP.
Video: If Mom Were President
About this poem – a note from the author
Back in the early 1990’s I wrote this poem for Mother’s Day one year. I put it on a card for my mom and for my wife at the time. Years later, a rough out was done on a children’s book concept – and I actually was awarded a book deal. That floundered after the “Flood of ‘07”. It has been half-revived a few times. I’d still like to see it done.
I’ve been told to start a Kickstarter campaign or something similar to get this project funded and self-published. My schedule hasn’t allowed for this – or, more accurately, I have not properly allocated my time. But I do feel the project has merit and hope to undertake it. If you want to help this happen or know someone who can, message me.