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~ Mother So Strong ~

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poetFemmeFatale
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0 posted 03-03-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Some time back I wrote a poem for my dad, and shared it here.  I've been meaning to do one for my mom also, and I finally got the inspiration I needed through a crisis in our family, to pick hers up and complete it, as my mother and I haven't been as close as me and my father.  I reflect back on all her efforts, and now see the real beauty behind her silence...I love you mom.


~  Mother So Strong  ~

Three words come ringing clear
when I think of who you've been -
Always "dedicated" to your role
as our mom through thick & thin...

I look back to days gone by
and I sense your silent tears -
But we do have happy memories
you've been "strong" through all the years.

Our days weren't always sunny
but you were there through all the rain -
It's the rain that makes young flowers bloom,
so it was worth the tears & pain...

For me, you're my example
on how to withstand strife -
So many silent tears you cry,
yet you carry on with life.

You forgive no matter what,
always smiling, standing strong -
Reaching out with loving arms,
sacrificing for so long...

"Determined" as our mother,
I just wanted you to know -
I do appreciate the years you gave,
and I won't ever let them go...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


You sheltered us from rain, yet we blossomed just the same.
We love you mom,
Genny & Judy
March 3, 2000




[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 03-03-2000).]
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poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 03-03-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Wanting to remain somewhat silent in Open, has been my intention...however, I wrote this today, and wanted to honor my mom by sharing it.  Thank you for allowing me to post it here for her.  
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 03-03-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Gen...what a beautiful tribute to your mother, I'm sure she'll love it  
January Flowers
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3 posted 03-03-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

This is GREAT, pFF! Silence is not always such a good thing...nice to see you posting!  

May I send this to my mom, too?



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poetFemmeFatale
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4 posted 03-03-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

January - Feel free to share it with your mom.  I think we should all make sure our mothers know their lives haven't been in vain, and it's best to tell them while we have the chance, instead of waiting until after they're gone, and then regretting we didn't share our hearts with them, and our love.  Thanks so much.
tracie66
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5 posted 03-03-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

So glad I read this, it's just devine and was written well. Your mum will just love this...thanks for sharing it with us  

 Keep all the windows of your mind open
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Hi poetFemmeFatel,

My moms birthday was the other day and you just wrote what I have been trying to write for a very long time. I always want to say just the right thing but the mind does not come forth with words to tell her just how I feel, I to would like to send her your poem if it is ok?

Thank you,  Cerenity
Danny Holloway
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7 posted 03-03-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

This poem is really beautiful and I believe expresses how wonderful mothers are and that no matter what, they love you unconditionally.
Well said pFF
Martie
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Lovely tribute to your mom...Heart warming.
JamesMichael
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Knowing how much I would love to receive something like this from my three sons I am sure she will treasure your beautiful poem.  James
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 03-03-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A beautiful poem from a beautiful daughter
Liz
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11 posted 03-03-2000 07:33 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

PoetFemme~
'You forgive no matter what,
always smiling, standing strong -
Reaching out with loving arms,
sacrificing for so long...'

I've said it before,
I'll say it again ...
Mom's are like that, yeah we are.
Lovely piece of your heart.
~*Marge*~


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Janet Marie
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12 posted 03-03-2000 09:21 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

beautiful tribute to your mother...
I liked the line in your dedication as well,
"and now see the real beauty behind her silence." very poetic and wise.
take care, janet marie


 When you see through love's illusions, there lies the danger...
And your perfect lover just looks like a perfect fool
So you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
While the loneliness seems to spring from your life
Like a fountain from a pool.

Jackson Browne

HelmutB
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13 posted 03-03-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

You certainly showed how much you love your mother and it's done so beautifully.

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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*grabbing tissue*
Marina
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15 posted 03-03-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is absolutily beautiful!!!  After my Dad died I was forced to help my Mom in anyway I could, but we had never gotten along since I was always"Daddy's Girl".  But your poem reminds me of how hard she tried.A wonderful poem Femme!

Marina
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16 posted 03-04-2000 08:47 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is beautiful, PFF... and your advice to those who still have their moms is very wise... tell them what they mean while you can! *S*
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17 posted 03-07-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Toyy   Email Toyy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toyy

This really touched me, I wish i could send this to my mom but she passed on last year at this time on my bday, if you dont mind I would love to send this to my sister. although i know it will make her cry, I also know she will enjoy it as I did. Could you please hand me a tissue? God bless and have wonderfull day!!  

gil
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You are a gifted writer and your mother sounds like a beautiful person.  you created a touching tribute to her.
Alina Le Ann
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beautiful poem!!!

thanks for sharing it with all of us...
I've always felt closer to my daddy and now through some hard times I'm growing closer to my mother so I totally understand your thoughts and feelings

Alina Le Ann
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First off,I would like to say that this is a very nice read pFF.
Next I would like to say that I find some that replied here rather...rather...well I can`t find the words that describe a person that will say bad about one and then turn around and post with nothing but sweetness.
Thank you pFF for sharing with all of us...even if some aren`t real!
poetFemmeFatale
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21 posted 03-08-2000 10:35 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Thanks again to everyone, I really didn't feel comfortable posting this, but am glad I did.  

RufffRyder - Thanks for your comments...I do know what you're talking about, it's okay.  That happens alot here you know.  I know who my true friends are - and to be totally honest with you, there are many here who REALLY dislike me, yet they love my work, so what's a girl to do?  ROFLMAO  (wink)  It's all fair in the end though!     I simply appreciate anyone reading and commenting, it doesn't matter to me what they think of me, as long as they give me an honest opinion on my work, that's all I'm after!     Lots of kisses to ya Rufff !  hehehe  I'm like a duck, I let alot of it just *roll right on off* my back....Quack!!
 
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