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The Mother's Day Gift

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The Mother's Day Gift

A cigar box, painted black
with yellow and pink roses, and green leaves
in childish scrawl
a place for all of your treasures;
made with only you in mind,
made with my hands,
made with my love,
to sit on your windowsill
in the shadows of the peace roses.

I thought you would ooh and ahh,
but once placed in your hands,
it did not match the gift of love
I had held for you
in my mind.

Years and years went by ~
I know there were other gifts given
on this special day
to honor you,
but I don't remember them.

Practical gifts, but nothing from the heart,
like the cigar box.

Eight years ago, Mom
we both knew
it was probably your last Mother's Day
here;

we were right.

I only wish I knew, Mom,
where that old cigar box was,
for all of my love for you is in it,
and I would treasure it
with all my heart.

Eight years ago I told you
I loved you…
I know my voice held the words differently
because we both knew
it would be the last time
I could say to you those three words,
and I wanted you to hear them
with your heart.

~~~~~

I miss you.
Happy Mother's Day.

©KRJ
7 May, 2000




 Sunshine
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1 posted 05-07-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

this brought a tear to my eye.
an absolutely beautiful gesture.

i'm sure your mum is watching over youa nd smiling upon you.

well done, this is a tribute to both your mum and you.


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2 posted 05-07-2000 12:08 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

Oh, Karilea~
How beautiful is this render.
So tenderly recalled from your heart.

Those mementos of love that rest in the cedar chest of this mom ... are awakened with renewal each and every Mother's Day.

*Hugs* from my heart to yours, sweet friend.
My mother is no longer here in body, but oh, how her spirit rests within me.

This touches me more than you can know.
Thank you.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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If I could recreate that box for you I would..thank you for a lovely poem......
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Sunshine,
I hope you find it.
Thanks for making Mother's Day more meaningful.
Lori
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5 posted 05-07-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

--Sunshine

Having lost my Mom six years ago...I felt this poem with every being of my core! I am at a loss of words right now...so you'll have to excuse me as I try to fumble through a reply to this post.

This was such a beautiful touching tribute to your Mom...both the gift and the poem. I know this must have been very difficult for you to put into writing. I want you to know I think you did a wonderful job. I have a hard time writing about the feelings of my Mom too. I really hope you find that cigar box and that you continue upon your journey of healing. Here's a thought...maybe our Moms are up in heaven together and are friends. That at least makes me smile.

Take care and best of luck!
Amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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My oh my, how this brought so many tears to my eyes.
Geesh I need kleenex  ..
My brim of hat tips off to you I enjoyed this very much!
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Thank you all for your lovely comments...and yes, Amy...I trust they have met, are friends, and watching over you and I.
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