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This poem is written in the same vein as "Letting Go."  ...  For my mom.

   by Amy Swanson 

Another time,
    another place
I pray that someday
   I will see your
       precious face

All that you have given me
I never could repay

I can only, 
       so woefully, inadequately,

I love you so.

My life will never be the same without you.

So many years,
you've been my dearest friend and confidant

You are irreplaceable.

I know the end is coming
I know the final page
like someone who has hesitantly peeked
at the end of life's story.

A story full
    of love
       and life
          and laughter
             and tears
                and bittersweet sorrows...
                    and death.

All woven together

Beautiful tapestry.
Beautiful legacy.
Beautiful soul...

    that will always shine within my own.

Thank you
     for being you
          is the best that I can say.

These tears will fall
in honor of you
and this chapter of the book
has sorely changed me.

I wish you peace
       and love
            May you soar upon
                 the highest skies
                        May you find
                            what you have always sought
                                  and may you know
                                       that you will never be forgotten - 

Not for one moment.

Not one smile...
Not one word of wisdom...
Not one gentle mother's kiss...

will I ever forget.

Even as I write
    I cannot stop the tears
         from falling
             onto this paper
                 trying somehow, desperately,
                      to channel all my hurt into this
                          pink page on which I write.

It feels as though they never will stop.

At such a time
    I almost curse these wretched emotions
          that at once can make us so content
               yet in an instant we are racked with grief.

But life goes on...
     at least that's what they say.

If only I could capture
     each precious moment in time
          and freeze it - hold it always - 
               all the days
                     and years...

But I cannot.

I will hold you, though...
in my heart forever
and wait impatiently for the day
that I will see you

Copyright © Amy Swanson

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  1. Date: 2/1/2009 8:01:00 AM
    The flowing layout just made this piece breath-taking-- heart warmth-- and amazing all together

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 12:37:00 PM
    Hi Amy... this is such a beautiful and honestly heartfelt write.. so openly personal, a window into all your love; it reverberated with humility and respect... just brilliant writing Amy... I can only offer condolences... and this; please read "An Angel of Truth"... it is about a very real experience... all the best to you Amy... life does go on... eternally... Col

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 10:06:00 AM
    this world is but another womb in which we live. to die is to be born again into the next world where time has no meaning and there are no ends. john

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 4:11:00 PM
    Though it is not how it should be, not how you want it to be, your mother is an angel watching over you now. She knows the love you hold for her in your heart. This tribute speaks volumes from the depth of your soul. Very beautiful dedication, my deepest sympathy once again for your great loss. love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 2:12:00 PM
    What a wonderful wonderful tribute you have paid to your mother at such an intensely emotional time in your life. I don't often cry but I did when I read this. I hope in the days and months ahead you will find comfort and I would like to express my deepest sympathy at your loss. Thanks for noting my haiku Regards Dérdre Ó Maidín

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 12:53:00 PM
    PS..soup mail me if you want to. I would love to hear from you again. HUGS again, my kindred friend.

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 12:33:00 PM
    I like the expressive layout of the poem and the sentiments were wonderful, you can't replace a mom.

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 12:33:00 PM
    HI sweetie. it is good to see you back and posting again. This is so full of emotion and beauty. I am so sorry with all my heart to hear of your mothers passing. On one hand, she is no longer in any pain, but on the other hand, she left you here on earth missing her. The end of this is so true. You will see your precious mother again. Until then, find comfort in the fact that she is up there always watching you, and smiling. I send many HUGSSSs to you. Love Christie