In memory of my beautiful mother
I miss her hugs. Feeling her soft skin and the sweet smell of her perfume.
I think of her almost daily. Wondering how she was able to raise nine children,
as I struggle to take care of my five boys.
I miss the way our family used to be.
She was the glue that made us stick together.
She was a pillar of strength to the very end,
giving us a pep talk days before she passed away.
I wrote a poem a couple days after she died. I usually don't share my writing,
but it is so applicable today.
A Mother’s Words
Please don’t cry she would say,
I am in a peaceful place to stay.
Today I feel no more pain,
Only my mansion to obtain.
Friends and loved ones came for me,
So much love and joy has set me free.
I will be there to watch over you,
To help my children, grandchildren old and new.
My presence you will feel in your mind and heart,
During those special times to come, I will be a part.
Remember my example and the things that I taught,
Will bring you closer to me in thought.
So when it is answers that you seek,
Pray to hear the whisperings quiet and meek.
You must build your families strong and true,
For it will be the greatest accomplishment you do.
I will be waiting to greet you here,
My love, my child, my little dear.