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Begonias Bring Her Back

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Begonias Bring Her Back

Lying by the pool on Mother’s Day
My thoughts were so many miles away

Suddenly my concentration broke
“Your begonias are pretty,” she spoke

I looked, hoping to see her sweet face
Wanting to give her one more embrace

I was the youngest of three children
I still think of her now and again

But to hear her voice on Mother’s Day
Was better than a floral bouquet

She’s still with me; I feel her presence
And when obstacles seem too immense

She comes to me often in a dream
And I feel her embrace as I scream

As May approaches, she’s on my mind
To Mother’s Day my thoughts are confined

Alone in Mom’s old house, memories
I feel love her spirit embodies

*Entry for Carol Brown’s Memories of May contest.  Written by Carolyn Devonshire.  (True Story)

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  1. Date: 5/16/2012 2:26:00 AM
    A belated congrats on your win Carolyn with your beautiful Mother's Day dedication. God bless you. Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 2:26:00 AM
    A belated congrats on your win Carolyn with your beautiful Mother's Day dedication. God bless you. Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Ahhh girlfriend I hear YOU! My mom's always near too! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 9:05:00 AM
    Congrats. on your worthy one spot, Carolyn. Beautiful tribute. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:30:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Beautiful piece. Kudos. Nice going. luv and hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 7:17:00 AM
    carolyn congrats on your win..david

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 5:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win in my "Memories Of May" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Carolyn,,,,tears are flowing...Not able to write any more poems bo't my mom as of yet but I sure do love this one...the flower reference at the beginning is so nice...I am glad that she does visit u occasionally in your dreams...I knows are the best of dreams and the ones u would like to sleep in to!....give me a 5 sec synopsis on what the heck a contemp poem really is...I must be thick skullled...Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:35:00 PM
    Ghostly and beautiful, dear Carolyn, a fine memorial to Mother's DAy. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 11:21:00 AM
    "Your begonias are pretty” intense emotion, Carolyn. I've never had one of this experiences...I would love to. Carol will love this entry. Best of luck. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 5:02:00 AM
    Sweet memories and a lovely written poem Carolyn. - Wish you good luck in contest! - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:32:00 PM
    A great Couplet dear poet ! And a sad day it will be for myself as well when mothers day comes. Have a blessed night Carolyn....much love, james

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:15:00 PM
    Hi Carolyn - Lovely poem. Your mom sounds like a dear person who gave you many wonderful memories to cherish. - Gail