Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 dVerse Open Link Night #172/ I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama
                       i was a lucky one
my little mother
as kind as she could be
cared for me
never missed a day
kissed me off to school
and was there to welcome me home

                       a beautiful seamstress
she made clothes for me
i remember a favorite
red with a full skirt
i would spin around to see it flare
beautiful gowns for dances i would go

                       a terrific cook
could make anything
she made jam when the fruit was in season
make pickles, cakes and pies
her meals were best

                        when i was little
she often read to me
favorite stories
she taught me all the nursery rhymes
she introduced me to her love of poetry

                        a home-body
loved our home
our pets
my dad
us kids
her god

                        she took me to church
she had a lovely voice
taught sunday school
and looked after the sick
often took a dish to the covered dish suppers
i'm afraid church didn't take to me

                        lived a long time without complaint
died at 96
way too soon
i remember mama
i miss her everyday

May 12 2016













8 comments:

  1. Your mom sounds like a formidable force.. such strength... such love in her.

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  2. She sounds like wonderful person with so much love to give to others. Beautiful tribute.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. For those, of us, who have an abusive mom, I envy you, and the time, she spent with you and your family. Only wish, more mothers were like this, filled with love and compassion, towards everyone.

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  4. Gayle Walters RoseMay 12, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    What a very dear Mama you had, Annell. I love your sweet, endearing poem in tribute to her.

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  5. Sweet memories will always be the best thing to hold on to. A heart warming piece, thank you for sharing,

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  6. Wonderful memories - wonderful tribute. Heartwarming indeed.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mother with us. I really like the last stanza. Our lives on this earth are too short...even at 96.

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  8. What a wonderful woman she was. It warms my heart to read it, Annell.

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