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    I remember my mother…

    A poem for a mother who
    Was always bigger than life
    Strong and immovable as a mountain
    No weakness ever showing
    No vices on display, now
    In these latter years
    When I was young, though
    I remember a bottle or two of beer
    Along with a cigarette
    Smoke curling up into her hair
    Eating tacos in Mexico around a small table, gossiping
    I remember her going to dances
    On lazy Sunday afternoons way back when
    It sounded like so much fun
    And seemed so glamorous then
    She and her sisters, and a sister-in-law too
    Tall and lovely, slim and fit
    Hardworking women, who
    Took time out to dance and laugh
    Enjoy their lives just a little bit
    Well, in those day I can suppose
    It was fifty-fifty
    From dawn to dusk she ran her restaurant
    Cooked, and served, heated and flushed
    Fingers slowly developing stiffness from the constant heat
    Not that it was noticeable yet
    Because her hands were still smooth and seemed silky
    When I imagined her rubbing my cheek
    I admired my mother, even more as I grow older
    Because she kept life running smooth
    Bit by bit she sewed my sisters and I pink frilly dresses
    With matching bloomers too! How proud I was at 7!
    I remember her being preoccupied and not having time to talk
    Six children, open mouths like baby chicks in the nest
    Clamouring for…food, clothes, shoes, toys, books
    Whatever came to our minds, as selfish little beings
    I’m glad she took the time to let it all go and dance
    Flirt and feel like that star in a popular romance

    © nomadic rhymer

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    Great write...and so much truth to conisder in your lines! It is easy to become so occupied with ourselves (as selfish kids do at any age) and forget that our parents we once also young and alive with daring and had their own personal lives. What we don't know about our parents may be the best part of who they were...it would be a shame to miss them. Trouble is, we usually never even ask them...or take the time to notice they were someone other than our parents...sad truth.


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    nomadicrhymer JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Hi Benny,

    Thanks for reading :) I think especially since I am a mother and have so many things of my own that I would like to do, I can definitely relate more now to mine and all that she gave up to dedicate to raising 6 kids. It's nice now to be able to spend time with her as another adult :) and hear her dreams and hopes, and know that there is still time to do some of it anyway! :)

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    Oh Therese! This was just BEAUTIFUL! Thank-you so much for letting us see your mother through your eyes and through this wonderfully written poem!

    :scores: :goodpost:


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    Thanks for the comments Ms. Tree. We are going to Cancun for her birthday in mid-July and plan to have lots of fun!
    I'm sure some poeple will be:drunk2: and the rest of us will be :bouncey: all over the place!!

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    Dear Therese,

    What a beautiful canvas your Mother is! Thank you for sharing her beautiful soul, through your words. You know, all the years (33) , I have been writing, I have never wrote a poem describing my own Mother. I have written for her, but not ABOUT her, and reading this is a wake up call, and it is time that I do! Thank you for this, it is exquisite!:bravo:

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    hmmm....little late with this one, Kim! thanks bunches! I used to have a strange relationship with my mother, kind of as a stranger more than a daughter because I didn't grow up with her and she was so busy. Only spent moments now and again "in passing" but I know she did it how she was able to at the time. Still a no-nonsense lady...and mellowing!! I, on the other hand, am totally "silly"!! Go figure! Though my kids definitely see her strictness in me, like a totally different person...well, gotta raise 'em right, and I don't believe in messing that up!

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