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Mother to my father

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Martie
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Mother to my Father


My father has become a child.
I am an awkward daughter,
as I stumble by his time
and become more wise,
a mother not a daughter
to this man-child.

I kiss his sunken cheek
and push back a whimsy of hair
and think
he is too old to be so young.
I shift my eyes and look away
from the promise
of his hunched shoulders.


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 12-03-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Oh, Martie! This is so very true. We end the way we begin...another cycle of life, I suppose.
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Martie...this is absolutely beautiful!!!
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Martie:  This is lovely...and so sad to watch it happening...bless you

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


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very beautiful, martie!


[This message has been edited by Seaangel (edited 12-06-1999).]
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Touching Martie...I am in this situation now with both parents....Thank you for sharing this..You spoke volumes to my heart...
  

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How sad that they don't remain as young and strong as we remember them from our childhood. This has a melancholy feel to it. Very well done, Martie.
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You do it...
write of it
sing it
love it
harbor, and safekeep it

so much better.



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Enjoyed

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