Friday, August 12, 2022

Patricia Neely-Dorsey Shares Poetry for Mother’s Day


We at are happy to welcome Patricia Neely-Dorsey to share her talent with Oxford and the Rebel Nation. With Mother’s Day this weekend she shares her poems.

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

One of the greatest gifts that I have received in my life, besides my son, is being blessed with a most wonderful Southern mother!

One of the greatest gifts that my mother gave me was instilling in me a great deal of self-confidence and positive self-esteem. It has made all of the difference in how I see and handle the world around me. It has made all of the difference in allowing me to be able to Be Me! Do Me and Shine!

Neely-Dorsey mother's day poem 1

Neely-Dorsey mother's day poem 2

Neely-Dorsey mother's day poem 3

Neely-Dorsey mother's day poem 4

patricia dorsey

Patricia Neely-Dorsey is the author of two books of poetry, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems and My Magnolia Memories and Musings-In Poems. Through her poems, the author hopes to protect, preserve and promote the rich cultural history and heritage of her state and region along with providing more positive images than all of the negative images usually portrayed. Patricia lives in Tupelo with her husband James, son Henry and Miniature Schnauzer, Happy. The author has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the state by Governor Phil Bryant. Her slogan is “Always, Always Celebrating the South and Promoting a Positive Mississippi ” Her website is and her email is

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