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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)

TITLE: Reminiscing
By Joan Horick
04/30/08


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Though itís been nearly 20 years
There are still times I shed tears
For when your life came to an end
I lost my mother and my best friend

I know weíll be reunited again
But for now and until then
I think upon the memories
Of how things used to be

I reflect on my childhood days
When upon your lap my head Iíd lay
As you ran your fingers through my hair
I felt as though I hadnít a care

I reminisce about picnics in the park
Sitting on the front porch after dark
Summer vacations at the shore
Where we had fun galore

I remember when I was afraid
Right by my bed you stayed
You calmed my fears
As you dried the tears

I recall feeling down and out
And all I wanted to do was pout
You would always cheer me on
Until my blue mood was gone

You loved when I was unlovable
And gave you nothing but trouble
When I was a rebellious teen
And all the years in between

Now that Iím a mom too
I strive to be just like you
For you were unlike any other
My best friend, my precious mother


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Steff Clark05/01/08
Thanks for sharing, I'm sorry about your lose. Losing a loved one, especially a mother is an awful thing.
But just thank God for what he gave you, and the for the times you shared. Some daughters sadly don't share any good memories with their mothers. Just keep remembering all the good times and know she's in a better place!
Yvonne Blake 05/03/08
A poem! You did a great job with your rhyming. The rhythm is a little rough in spots.
I like your descriptive thoughts. I remember those things too.
Keep writing.