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Poet deVine
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since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
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0 posted 2000-05-13 04:22 PM

Another Mother’s Day is here
Time to put on that smile
Pretend that you’re a loving mom
You haven’t that in a while

My friends all have fond memories
Mom’s tender loving care
Those memories elude me
Were you even there?

No hugs, no kisses, no caring
I existed on my own
Biding my time til I could leave
That cold, passionless home

When I became a mother
I remembered what to do
I hugged my kids every day
And told them I loved them too

On Mother’s Day I celebrate
Not what you have given me
But for the fact that I became
A better mother than you could be.

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Lone Wolf
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since 2000-03-16
Posts 5842
Lansing, MI USA
1 posted 2000-05-14 12:34 PM

Poet deVine,
Wow...this is powerful.  Sorry you did not have the love you sought from her growing up, but very glad to see you learned from her mistakes...that in itself is priceless.  This is superb writing filled with such strong emotion, Sharon.  Thank you for sharing it here.  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith

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since 1999-11-23
Posts 14937
East Lansing, MI USA
2 posted 2000-05-14 01:40 AM

deVine, this is very powerful. . . the words ring with pain and lessons learned. . . glad that you did learn from those mistakes and didn't let your own life have those same failings. . .

Superb my friend. . .


 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

since 2000-05-04
Posts 66

3 posted 2000-05-15 12:46 PM

Could sure relate to this poem. I tried very hard to write a lovely Mothers Day poem , but found I couldn't. It all came out bitter.  You have done a beautiful job, while getting the message across.Shall we tackle Fathers Day now??!!
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since 1999-08-31
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Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
4 posted 2000-07-17 07:54 AM

Oh How sad...but I can see you are a good mother PDV!!  HUGS!!!!

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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