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Six Years Before...Six Years After

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Aimster
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0 posted 04-06-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aimster

To those of you who take the time to read and reply to this, I thank you! I am sorry if I seem to be on a Mom theme these days. With graduation and other things coming up in the near future...she is on my mind a lot lately. Thanks again.

Love ya,
AMY


Six Years Before…Six Years After
By: Amy M. Kennedy
~ In loving tribute of my mom, Linda Kennedy

Six years before you came into my life
I had another family, lived at another place
Though I don’t really remember much
A memory here, perhaps the occasional face

Then things went bad, and I was forced to leave
Left the home I knew
Said good-bye to the woman I called “Mom”
Wiped away all traces of tears with the corner of my sleeve

Six years I lived without you
Not knowing what lay in store for me
About to be blessed with an angel
Six years before any of this would ever come true

Then you came into my life like a dream
The Lord brought us together… it was fate
I needed you as much as you needed me
You healed my heart, seam by seam

Days of laughter and sunshine rays
Mother and daughter sharing an unbreakable bond
You taught me practically everything I know
Unconditional love you gave me through those days

Then a dark cloud came and settled over me
The Lord took you away to his kingdom
Pain tore at my heart, almost forcing me to give in
Tears streamed down my face at night, could hardly see

Now it’s been six years since the day you went up above
Graduation is coming, I wish that you were here
I know you’ll be with me in spirit, tucked away in my heart
When I cross the stage I’ll look up to heaven with tears of love

Now my life is different, but I’m happy once again
Has been a long hard road that I have traveled
However I know all things happen for a reason
And when I miss you, I look into my heart where you lie…within



 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~


[This message has been edited by Aimster (edited 04-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Amy Kennedy - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 04-06-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Then you came into my life like a dream
The Lord brought us together… it was fate
I needed you as much as you needed me
You healed my heart, seam by seam

Days of laughter and sunshine rays
Mother and daughter sharing an unbreakable bond
You taught me practically everything I know
Unconditional love you gave me through those days

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amy-girl, you are precious.
sweetie, dont feel like you should apologize for your poems reasons...
you dont need to, ever...
this is so moving and so perfect.
I dont pretend to understand the reasons, nor do I have any answers to the why of these things...all I know is how we learn and grow and live our lives after a loss...is the TRUE one way we honor them and pay them tribute...how we live our lives in their light...that is the measure of their love.
that being said...KNOW as I do...she is so very proud and so very pleased.
you shine in her light Amy...you are her success story.
take care my sweets
love ya, jm
bboog
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2 posted 04-06-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

Aim~
  Had time to read one more and chose this one. Am glad I did, too. Very nice. I'm sure that your mother would be very proud of you and your writing talent.
best regards,
bboog
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3 posted 04-06-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

your poem was sad but beautiful, I am glad that it ended on a happy note...and I feel God places people in our lives to help us cope with our loss, (not to replace) but to be that someone to lean on. If I was your mom I would be very proud of you, not just your poetry, but the love you have and compassion.I'm sure she is smiling

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

Denise
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4 posted 04-06-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so beautifully touching, Amy. I'm sure she is smiling down on you and very proud of the person that you are.

Denise
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5 posted 04-06-2000 09:19 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

Amy~
Your feelings are very natural, hon.
When you walk across that stage and
get your college diploma ... know that
your mother is pleased for you and her
spirit lives in your heart.
Honest emotions need no apologies.
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 04-06-2000 09:49 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Amy*
You are an angel walking on the ground sweetie!!!  I have never FELT such beautiful writing.  God bless you with a load full of Angel Wing Hugs!!


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

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7 posted 04-06-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Aimster,
        I know exactly how you feel. . .my father died when I was 10, and I going through all the things that a teenager goes through was pretty hard sometimes, but I just knew in my heart that he was proud of me and that I had done well. . .

And I know that your mom is very proud of the things that you have done, for graduating and making your life better. . .this was a wonderful poem and you are a wonderful person. . .

Much love and strength to you, my friend. . .

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