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bobbycat
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0 posted 05-23-2000 02:07 AM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bobbycat

I wrote this for my mother a few nights ago....she has just helped me escape a very dangerous situation; this is my graditude...      

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

Thank You

I smile when I think of you
and all you've done for me
and all you will do in the future,
as we both know you will.
You're extraordinary like that.

You let me make my own mistakes
(and mistakes they were)
while standing back and watching
from the shadows, ever quiet.
But always there.

And when I finally realized just how big
my mistakes had been, you greeted me
without a word and without judgement.
Just opened your arms wide
and wrapped me with love.

What did I do to deserve
a mother like you?
What test did I pass?
What right words did I say?
If I knew, I would do it
the exact same way.

You're willing to give up your life,
you niche, just to come to my rescue
to fix my mistakes,
to wipe away my tears.
You're wonderful like that.

I'm sorry, Momma, for this mess
that I've caused. I didn't mean
for things to go so horribly wrong,
so out-of-control.
If I could change it, I would.
                                      
But you love me regardless,
comfort me when I mess up
and finally admit defeat,
my heart and soul trampled.
You're beautiful like that.

I want you to know how much
I cherish you, how much I
need you in my life.
You calm these rough waters
in my soul, helping me heal.

And one day, I will be strong enough
to make it on my own again
to see the sun through the clouds,
to dance in the rain and laugh,
these troubled times behind me.

And you will be watching from the
shadows, ever quiet, always there
your soul wrapped around me
in the most wonderful, most joyous
love a daughter has ever known.

And I love you for that.

Thank you, Momma.

© Copyright 2000 Christina L. Petrosky - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
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1 posted 05-23-2000 02:12 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Ah Bobbycat what a wonderful well written
tribute to your mother.

~netswan
bobbycat
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2 posted 05-24-2000 01:13 AM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

Netswan~  thank you for the kind comments; they mean so much.  

Christina =^..^=
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3 posted 05-24-2000 01:39 AM       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

BobbyCat~
Your tender gratitude shines like a jewel.
Mom's just are always there to hold your heart while it breaks ... and ever-ready with hugs when it doesn't heal fast enough.

They are the fabric of your heart, no matter what the circumstances.  
You've paid yours a great homage.
I know she's glowing.
~*Marge*~



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Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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4 posted 05-24-2000 07:42 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Oh Bobbycat - your poem has brought tears to my eyes - I very much miss having my Mom in my life today - I can tell you cherish yours with all your heart - what a lucky woman your Momma is  

Roniece
 
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