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She is Still His Mother

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angelsamongus
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0 posted 05-27-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

An old woman rocks quietly with her eyes closed.

Her mind reaches back to a place she saves,
a place sacred to her.

A place she can only visit when alone.

Her thoughts drift 'round in her head,
At times almost drowning her as she remembers.

She can again feel for a moment.
She can again dream for a moment.

She see's him in her mind,
she feels him in her heart..
He is her child.

The child not recognized by others.

The child that left as quickly as he came.

As she rocks,
she hums.

She hums 60 years of lullabies,
never heard by her baby's ears.

She rocks,
she hums,
and tears fall to her breast.

She is still his mother..


5/14/00


© Copyright 2000 Lori Ayrault - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 05-27-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! I really liked your poem..it touched me. Please check your email for a special welcome.  
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2 posted 05-27-2000 11:27 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

AngelsAmongUs~
So tenderly touching is your entrance
to the Passionate poets family of friends.
Welcome.

Yes, a mother's heart always remembers.
*HUGS*
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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angelsamongus
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3 posted 05-27-2000 08:59 PM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

Thank you for your kind words poet deVine and Marge. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
~Blessings~
Lori  
mark crawford
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4 posted 05-27-2000 09:20 PM       View Profile for mark crawford   Email mark crawford   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mark crawford

Hi angelamongus,

Welcome to this forum. I'm new too. This poem is very touching. It evokes such empathy for the woman. I guess a loss like that can only ever remain a loss and never fade with time. I can only imagine. Thanks for sharing this.

Mark
angelsamongus
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5 posted 05-28-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

Thank you Mark for your empathy. I picture this as me in the future.
~Blessings~
Lori  
Kit McCallum
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6 posted 05-28-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was so moving and touching AnglesAmongUs ... you've touched me deeply with your sentiments, Welcome to Passions!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Lorraine Nisbet
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7 posted 05-28-2000 03:25 PM       View Profile for Lorraine Nisbet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorraine Nisbet


Hi angelsamongus!

What a moving first post.  Nice job.  Welcome to Passions!

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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8 posted 05-28-2000 04:34 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

What a hauntingly poignant poem!  So much sadness, and so much truth.  I see myself in this old lady someday, too.  You paint such a vivid picture of a very real grief, and a very real part of life.  And you do it in beautiful, tender style.  I like the dreamy bits of repetition that remind me of lullaybes, ("as she rocks, she hums", and "She can again feel for a moment. She can again dream for a moment") that make me almost see and feel the movement of her rocking chair; and feel the depth of her sorrow and memories.  Welcome to Passions!
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 The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.

angelsamongus
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9 posted 05-29-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

~Kit~
Thank you for your kind words and welcome.
I think I am going to enjoy it here.
~Lorraine~
Thank You, I appreciate your welcome.
~Rosemary~
Your responses to me are so beautiful, thank you. I love your quote "The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G." It is so true..
Be Blessed Everyone!
Bessy41
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10 posted 05-29-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Bessy41   Email Bessy41   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bessy41

This is really sweet. It would touch the soul of every mother! Keep up the good work!
angelsamongus
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11 posted 05-30-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for angelsamongus   Email angelsamongus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit angelsamongus's Home Page   View IP for angelsamongus

~Bessy~
Thanks so much  and again Welcome to Passions
Lori
Rex Allen McCoy
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12 posted 05-30-2000 10:10 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Welcome to passions Lori ... this is a very beautiful poem you've written
Not enough good can be said about mothers
... new .. or .. old ...

Rex
 
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