She was a mighty woman
In life’s race, fast she ran
Upon her foundation
Arose our tribal nation
Her name’s not widely known
Yet she deserves a throne
She knew how to survive
Through us, her wisdom’s alive
The Austin Writers Roulette celebrated Mother’s Day the best way they knew how…through poetry, music and storytelling at a new venue, Malvern Books.
El Guapo showered accolades to all the forgotten queens.
Magic Jack ATX shared the experience of recently receiving a birthday card from his mother.
He then played his own original Mother’s Day song.
Daniel Davila accompanied him on clarinet. Birdman 313 had been writing a Mother’s Day poem of praise for his mother the past 15 years.
Patricia Fiske read several poems about a mother’s unconditional love and her second thoughts.
Elijah McLaughlin shared what he should have said to his mother a forever ago.
Allyson Whipple guided us through an ekphrastic experience, involving Cleopatra, a historically famous mother.
She handed out flyers with one of Cleopatra’s legends on one side and her own poetical response to it on the other side.Daniel Davila taught us the fine art of forgiveness by forgiving his mother for their turbulent relationship.
Lila McCall remembered the almost forgotten queens from both sides of her family trees.
Teresa Y. Roberson gave honor to mothers for the priceless legacy they have endowed their surviving children.
Thom the World Poet brought evidence about the power of poetry. Daniel Davila and Magic Jack ATX provided mood music.
He also gifted everyone a fresh sprig of rosemary from his garden. Jeffery Hollie started the open mic.
Thom the World Poet with Magic Jack ATX and Daniel Davila