Bob Schieffer's poem for Mother's Day


What is there to say about Moms that hasn't been said before?
Here's just a couple of things, maybe three or four.

When you were just a little one,
Who was it that taught you a song?
And even more important,
The difference 'tween right and wrong?

When others turned against you,
Who was always there?
Who always took your side
No matter when or where?

If you're like me, it was Mom.

Who kept the family going
Whether times were good or not?
Who always could remember
The things that we forgot --

Birthdays, homework deadlines,
A hundred things or more,
And on school days, wide-awake or not,
Got you out the door?

If you're like me, it was Mom.

Who told you you were just as good
As any rich man's son?
And not to look for some excuse
To do what needed done.

You've known some movers and shakers,
Some may even know you.
But in the final accounting,
Who taught you most that's true?

If you're like me, it was Mom.

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    Bob Schieffer is a CBS News political contributor and former anchor of "Face The Nation," which he moderated for 24 years before retiring in 2015.