Friday, 13 March 2015

MY MUM:

 A TRIBUTE FOR MOTHER'S DAY (SUNDAY)
Written 1998:

MY MUM:
You were a mum in a million,
One with a heart of gold.
Your first priority was your family,
Your memory will never grow old.

Although your life was very tough,
You taught me right from wrong.
You set me a good example,
Your love made me strong.

I thank you for so many things,
You sacrificed for me.
Yes, life for you was very tough,
Dad died when I was three.

Throughout my life you were always there,
When I needed you.
Recently the roles were reversed
As I spent your last day with you.

As I sat and held your hand
As you passed from one life to another.
With tears in my eyes, I said my goodbyes
To a person I was proud to call mother. 
 From the book Negative V. Positive:

Copyright Yvonne Lewis.

20 comments:

  1. How touching you were with her in the end.

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    1. Yes Diane very moving for me, little did I know then my husband would follow her two months later.
      Thanks for the visit, much appreciated.

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  2. She was a strong lady to raise you by herself.

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    1. Mum was a very slightly built lady but it was her mind that was strong.
      Thanks for the comment Alex.

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    1. Thanks Pat for your kind comment, very much appreciated.

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  4. This was a lovely tribute. <3

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    1. Thanks Chrys for your lovely comment and taking the trouble to visit.

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  5. What a lovely poem for Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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    1. Thank you Sherry, Always lovely to hear from you.

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  6. Beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to your mother. Thanks for sharing. I've just started a blog in memory of my mother and her past as a rider of the Orphan Train. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks Beverly, I look forward to reading about your mother.

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  7. Lovely tribute to a special lady.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne for your lovely comment, yes she was a very special lady.

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  8. That is so sweet. they are very precious. I miss my Mom a lot of times. Lovely tribute, Yvonne.

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  9. Thanks Dixie, yes mothers are missed, although it's nearly 17 years ago I stil miss her.

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  10. This is so moving Yvonne! Every one will have to face up to this episode one day. The day when the future suddenly feels so uncertain and menacingly mysterious! Great lines!

    Hank

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  11. Thanks for your kind comment and wise words, I didn't realise at the time of that event that in another two months would be doing the same for my dear husband. Hard to take in at the time, and still is at times especially when I went through hell with someone else for years....hence the move.
    Thanks for the visit.

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  12. I remember this beautiful poem of tribute. Makes me think of all the sacrifices my own mother made for me and my siblings and how much I miss her now.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  13. Thanks Lee for your comment, it's hard on days like today, But the memories are always there.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

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