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For My Mother

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bboog
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0 posted 05-03-2000 09:06 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

She never interpreted my actions in an ill-sense,
She loved with a generosity of soul.
She enjoyed giving me a helping hand
and helped my father when he grew old.
From time to time she showed me
one cannot purchase love,
but must give it away abundantly.
And then it seems the entire universe
Will bear more burdens, become more compassionate
And people will live more benevolently.
I never understood her quiet attention,
and excessive charity. Her astonishing love for others
Until now. How well-spent her time!
How can I ever be more like her?
But still I try.





[This message has been edited by bboog (edited 05-05-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Robert Boog - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 05-03-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Inspiration!

Some people are inspired by fortune and fame
Some by the unusual traits of another
Some by society's prestigeous name
And I, by the values instilled by my mother

Loved this!
Liz
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2 posted 05-03-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

An excellent tribute to your mother. Being a man who places a great deal in detail, I must point out that generosity has no "u".

The writing is filled with good emotion.
Denise
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3 posted 05-03-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is a beautiful tribute to your mother, Bob. I hope that I inspire my children in a similar manner!

Denise
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4 posted 05-03-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Just lovely!
Corinne
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A loving tribute, bboog.

Only one thing I'd change, the arrangement of this line (which may be limited by the character length of this forum's software) seems as though "love" should be on the same line or else break the line up somewhere else to compensate for the character limitations.

Corinne

From time to time she showed me one cannot purchase
love,

bboog
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To L~, Balladeer,D~, Marti, and Corinne,
Thank you for reading and commenting on this poem.
L~: glad you liked it.
Denise~ If you have a son it may take longer for him to appreciate you, but trust me, one day he will!
Balladeer: Thanks for your comment as well as pointing out the typo. I am not a great speller. Thank you.
Martie~ Thank you.
Corinne~ I'll play around with that line, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

[This message has been edited by bboog (edited 05-04-2000).]
warmhrt
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Hi bboog,

This is a sweet, loving, and beautiful tribute to your mother. I hope you are presenting it to her on Mother's Day. I'm sure she will be very deeply touched by your words.

Kris

 the poet's pen...gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare
bboog
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8 posted 05-04-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

Hi Kris,
   Thank you for your kind words. I was thinking about reading it aloud to her on Mother's Day. She passed away six years ago, but I still think she might have appreciated it.
best regards,
bboog
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I have to tell you "I like." Mama said undernieth ever shell there's a heart, sometimes it's just harder to see... Thanks for the showing bboog. We all need to have a little more respect for each other.

 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
Kit McCallum
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10 posted 05-05-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

What a lovely and inspirational tribute to your mother bboog.  You have surely been blessed to have had her in your life ... I'm sure she is proud and has heard you recite this several times already as you wrote it from your heart. What a beautiful thought to read it aloud on Mother's Day ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
bboog
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11 posted 05-05-2000 05:22 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

To Lucky~
   Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. By the way, I like the music on your Web site. "Here Comes the Sun" is one of my favorites.

To Kit~
  Thank you for reading and responding. Nice Web Site as well.
best regards to both of you,
bboog
 
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