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It Seems Like Yesterday

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It Seems Like Yesterday

The doctor told me, Mom was going away,
     so many tears I've cried since that day;
my tears could fill all the oceans and seas in this world,
                    Mom said to me, don't cry, don't be afraid.

                               It seems like yesterday.

She said, I have suffered for so very long,
    I have fought a terrible battle and I have lost;
And I am so very, very tired, can you not see that child,
                    I nodded, dried my tears and held her close.

                              It seems like yesterday.     

I stayed beside her bed and watched her sleep,
    Holding her hand and counting every gasping breath;
Finally the end came in the light of dawn with birds chirping,
                    Allowed to cry now, I wept, I wept.

                              It seems like yesterday.


Written April 27, 2008


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  1. Date: 7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
    This is a most touching piece. S sorry for your loss.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Very very sad and real poem. I am so sorry... Thank you for participating in my contest. Please feel free to repeat that. :) G.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 3:27:00 PM
    heartfelt and heartbreaking write, my friend. Hope you and the kitties are having a great weekend x

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Wow this is such a sentimental write my friend! I just love the splendor of this incredible poem Constance! I really enjoyed reading this amazing piece this evening! What a powerful poem, Great work!!

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 1:28:00 PM
    So sad but well done Hello my friend how are you ? Laura :)