Lucinda Clark could buy her mother whatever she wanted for Mother's Day. A mother herself, Clark understands the best gift she could give her mom is a testament of love.
The founder of the CSRA Poetry Society, Clark plans to read to her mother a poem in her honor at the group's monthly meeting at Borders Book Music & Cafe coinciding with Mother's Day on Sunday at 3 p.m.
"Motherhood is tireless work," Clark said. "You can get diamonds. (Your children) can buy you cars, houses. But to sit down and write something from the heart, then to actually perform it in front of other people, I think that truly tells the world how you feel about your mom."
The entire meeting will be devoted to reading mom-inspired poetry, lyrics, odes and anecdotes.
"We have a fellow from Atlanta, his name is Ira Harrison, who wrote a book of poetry that's a tribute to moms," Clark said. "He's going to come out and read."
The poetry society and Borders has been accepting entries for the past two months. Clark said she personally has received five entries and also plans to read a poem she wrote entitled A Tribute to Mom.
Regardless of how many people read, Clark said she hopes performers will bring their families, especially their mothers, to turn the reading into a family outing.
Door prizes will be handed out to all mothers at the reading, which is free and open to the public.
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