Tuesday, May 12, 2009

For my mother

Thinking of my mother this week because of Mother's day, I came across these words I wrote soon after her passing from this life to the next many years ago now.....

Watching her leave so slowly--
what left last
was her smile and her laughter
These persist in my memory
as her "trademarks"
Those things which forever will be
her legacy to me.

here is a link to an earlier poem I posted about my mother http://www.goniagleanings.blogspot.com/2006/05/thoughts-of-my-mother-on-mothers-day.html

1 comment:


I love this too. I would write the same thing about my dad. We are struggling this year. The man I grew up with...and have loved my whole life...is but a meer shell of a man now....but the smile...ahh the smile is still there. Thanks for reminding me.