A Poesy for My Mom (by my brother Jon Hale?)
Oh, how I love my mommy's smile.
She makes our humble domicile
A place we love to stay a while.
She does away our fears beguile.
For us she goes the extra mile.
So adoration on her pile!
(Observe her aquiline profile.)
Let's do the anti of revile.
Forever love her, always I'll.
(Happy Mother's Day, Mom
(I couldn't find the original of this poem but it stuck with me so well I think I remembered most of it. Jon, if you are the author, would you send me your original?)