Poem : Mother Teresa

Sep 1, 2016



I don’t even know where to start

Her soul was silver and gold was her heart

Yes she was so generous

She’s a gift from above

The Holy Spirit flew into her- just like a dove

Touching the sick, the lepers

With no fear at all

Because she was chosen

She did get a call

She saved lives and many she healed

Even though she was sick, she made sure it was concealed

Simple, with just a sari, blue and white

Just like mother Mary, she shone the light

Her message to the world is to help the poor

If not guide them in, at least open the door

Have some compassion, mercy

Be mindful of those who have less

Never curse anyone’s name

Just simply bless

Most importantly, never forget your humanity

Because that’s something we all have got

Think of Mother Teresa, who sacrificed her whole life and helped a lot

She was humble, she was hospitable, she was very kind

She’d even look for one lost sheep, leaving 99 behind

August 26th is this missionary’s holy birthday

Spare her one thought even if you have nothing to say

We should never forget her works, because not at all was it faint

That’s why on September the 4th she’s becoming a saint

These 2 months are special – August and September

But on all the other months of the year, I will still remember,

Remember her works, her nobility and her great deeds

On this land, I hope there are no weeds

I hope we’re sown in good soil like Mother Teresa

Because after all we’re the seeds.

By Kendall D’Souza
Kendall is 13 years old and she is studying in Year 9 in New Zealand. She is very passionate about writing and hence has written many poems.
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Comment on this article

  • Liana Samanta, Kolkata , West Bengal , India

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    I love your poem Kendall , I am Liana from India and I am 9 years old I love writing too and I have 3 or 4 poems . I hope I can write like you someday 😃 . Love from Liana Stay safe and Write intresting poems 👍💓

  • Harry Miranda, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 05 2016

    Wonderful writing Kendall! You have captured the spirit of Mother Teresa's work and life. Congratulations!!

  • Kendall D'Souza, Auckland, New Zealand

    Mon, Sep 05 2016

    Hi everyone,
    Thank you so much for your kind words, blessings and generous comments . I feel so humbled and truly inspired by our loving Saint Teresa.

  • Mrs. EVA PINTO, Urwa, Mangalore, Kalina, Bombay

    Mon, Sep 05 2016

    Dear Kendall,
    Congrats !! Beautifully written on Mother Teresa. It is a nice Tribute for her. May Saint Teresa Bless you now and forever. Keep it up and God Bless you, Dear.

  • Nita Pinto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Sun, Sep 04 2016

    Dear Kendall, this is such a beautiful tribute to Mother Teresa. Rest assured her prayers and intercession will always guide you in your life's journey. Well done and keep it up.
    Sylvan, Nita, Sydelle and Senon

  • Thomas Lobo, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 04 2016

    Nice, congratulations dear, Kendall.

  • Umesh , DUBAI

    Sun, Sep 04 2016

    Nice one Congrats Miss Kendal .

  • Francis and Benedicta D'Souza, Kinnigoli Mangalore / New Zealand

    Sun, Sep 04 2016

    Dear Kendall
    What a lovely poem u wrote on mother Theresa
    It was a great joy to read it.
    We all felt so touched by your tender words you wrote from your heart about our loving Saint mother theresa

    God bless
    From francis benny belita and franklin


    Sat, Sep 03 2016



  • Gregory Peres, Kankanady, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 03 2016

    Congratulations Kendall. Its a beautiful poem and really heart warming. Your talent is much appreciated. Keep it up and may God Bless you and your family. Best of luck to you always.

  • albert sequeira, Bondel, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Dear Kendall beautifully offered the poem to Saint Mother Theresa's sainthood day. It touched my heart to serve more in my life. - Albert

  • Marie De Silva, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Congratulations dear Kendall ! You have beautifully portrayed Mother Teresa in your lovely inspiring poem. Wish you great success budding Poet. God bless you !

  • Oliver Sutari, Kuthyar, Karnataka

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    This is such a heart warming poem. Many congratulations.

  • Sr.Rose Agnes A.c., Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Dear Kendall,
    A wonderful and great tribute to Mother Teresa on the eve of her being raised to the Altar. Great! Keep writing.. God bless you! sr. Rose Agnes A.C.

  • Fr William Menezes, Bishop's House,Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Heart touching poem dear Kendall.....Congratulations....

  • WaltR Lobo, Canada

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Wonderful poem and great tribute indeed for the new generation Saint of Our time.

  • jimmy noronha, Bellore, Lucknow

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    True to the Mother, the poem has taken her shape, and even the beginning of the poem is like her achievement, you are at a loss as to where to start from. the rhyme scheme is good, and rhythm is the most popular one. Well summarized a noble work.

  • gabriel, sagar

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Nice Tribute to the Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Congratulations. In the Words of Malcolm Muggeridge: She is Something Beautiful to God and to Our Humanity

  • Irene Sequeira , Derebail /NY

    Fri, Sep 02 2016

    Congratulations Kendall. Beautifully written the life history of Mother Theresa at this age. Keep writing. All the best. May God Bless you and Mother Theresa intercede for you.

  • Vijay Prabhu, Kundapur/Canada

    Thu, Sep 01 2016

    Beautiful poem on Mother Teresa, by a little girl. Really much appreciated. Thanks Miss Kendal and all the best for the future. Keep writing more poems in your spare time and who knows you may become the best poetry writer in the world. A budding Poet Laureate!

  • Anush D'Cunha SJ, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 01 2016

    Congrats. Well written. Keep it up.

  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Thu, Sep 01 2016

    Nice. Congrats.

  • anita britto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Thu, Sep 01 2016

    Beautiful poem on my favorite person - Mother Teresa who nurtured the poorest of the poor.Such a splendid poem Kendall and you have so beautifully captured the essence of what Mother Teresa stood for. Congrats on your poem and looking forward to reading lots more from you.

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