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Should a Would a Could a

Myself with my mother in law Claire
The following poem is something I wrote for one of my dearest friends who just happens to be my Mother In Law. 
We have had a really good relationship since we first met back in 1986, and have been great friends ever since.
Claire is notorious for saying I should have done this or I could have done that. This is what inspired me to write this poem for her.
Should a Would a Could a
Should a Would a Could a is not the place for you.
Think about tomorrow and the things you want to do.
Leave the Should a Would a Could a’s where
They belong and think about the things to come,
Not where you’ve gone wrong.
Think about the dreams, the things you want to see.
Think about the fun that you shall have with me.
You cannot change the past, just Live for Today.
Yesterday is gone; leave it there, where it belongs.
Think about tomorrow and the things you want to do,
The Should a Would a Could a’s of the past are gone.

© 2010 Susan Zutautas 


Happy Mothers Day – 2014

To Claire Who I’ve Always Called Mom

Always there to lend a hand when family is in need
Never expecting anything in return
That’s who you’ve always been

Even though you don’t always agree
And known mistakes were foreseen
You give a little smile as if to say
I could have shown you the way
If only you’d asked the other day

You never sit in judgement
That’s just not you 

Your arms are always open wide
For those you love, for all you do

I don’t think you realize how much you mean to me
How lucky I am to have you, always with me

This year on Mother’s Day I wanted you to know

How much I love and appreciate you so



Each year I like to write my mother in law a poem to show her how much she means to me. I’m fortunate to have a mother in law that I not only get along with really well, but that I can call her one of my very best friends. 

Here are a few other poems I’ve written for my mother in law.

Happy Mother’s Day Poem to My Mother In Law My Friend

Should a Would a Could a