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A Poem by Paula Grattan

Because of you You nurtured me from day one You loved me before that Wiped away tears when I was sad Bandaged cuts when I was hurt Shown me how to be me How to love what I have Encouraged my uprisings Supported my downfalls Because of you I value family Because of you I… Continue Reading

A Poem by Debbie Bongiovanni

Thank You Dad Thank you Dad, For everything you’ve done, Thank you Dad, From your daughter and your son. Thank you Dad, For just being there, Thank you Dad, For showing that you care. Thank you Dad, For showing us the way, Thank you Dad, For working hard each day. Thank you Dad, You’re the… Continue Reading

A Poem by Janet Lilethia Harvey

Papa I’ve dreamt of coming face flushed eyes starry bright — but I dread coming home empty handed. The thought twists my nerves to threads many years my soul aches to see you again. This dreamland — illusion from across the shores only the waves of the ocean knew the secrets, if we had just… Continue Reading

A Poem by Patricia Anne McGoldrick

Glory Days In Schomberg Dad worked the farm hours long and hard from the days of Clydesdales and shocking the wheat by hand to harvesting corn and oats with huge green yellow-lettered John Deere combines following line after line in the fields of our farm. At the end of a day he was tired. But… Continue Reading

A Poem by Anna Sturgeon

Dad You are my dad You make me glad I am your child You are so silly Mom gives you wet willys And sometimes we go wild We have lots of fun Under the sun You make me smile You say, “It’s time to leave” I say, “Can we stay please?” You say, “For a… Continue Reading

Call for Father’s Day Submissions

Father’s Day is coming right up on June 17th and Bread ‘n Molasses is gearing up to explore our relationships with those special men in our lives —fathers! Have you written a short piece of fiction that celebrates fatherhood or perhaps explores the complex relationship between a father and child? Or maybe you have some… Continue Reading

A Poem — She is …

She is … Caring & compassionate. Generous & giving. There in a heartbeat. No questions asked. Strong & powerful. Influential & admired. Best advice given … with or without words. Creative & imaginative. Storyteller & secret keeper. True friend to all who are blessed to know her. Baker & doughnut fryer. Cook & cake maker.… Continue Reading

Dorothea — A Poem for Mother’s Day

Dorothea Her voice was musical and alive, each sentence ended with a smile. Her laugh contagious, I grin at the memory and chuckle at the thought. No birthday, anniversary or holiday forgotten, always a visit, card or telephone call. Surrounded by family at her insistence on any and every occasion. She made sure you ate… Continue Reading

Amana Memories — A Poem

Amana Memories She reads in midnight whispers to my now calmed infant sister mesmerized by mother’s voice. Seated in the kitchen, silhouetted in the glow of an open oven door reflected in her face, as she scoots over slightly, invites me to hop up, huddle in closest to the heat. I listen to her story… Continue Reading

My Mother — A Poem

This is a poem in honour of my mom for your Mother’s Day issue. My mother passed away in ’84 but I still have many fond memories of her. She was a school teacher and taught in many rural schools in the Miramichi. MY MOTHER She was quiet, but fun, She enjoyed a good laugh… Continue Reading