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Mother's Empty Room

Small room with one door
Pale green carpet lines the floor
Two windows, shades and curtains
Pink roses scattered uncertain
Paneled walls remember
Our Moms love this December
Figurines rest on dresser tops
Some gifts, others from local shops
Flower petals that hold no scent
Potpourri in baskets, its fragrance spent
Jewelry in boxes free from dust
Treasures left to us in trust

As we walk in her room
Memories flood, it’s too soon
Our hearts rhythm the song
Her being gone seems so wrong
As memories waltz in our veins
Longing for her voice, still, in vain

Pictures now our fingers trace
With each touch, her remembered grace
Eyes, once blind, can now see
Pain and sorrow gone, her soul set free
Her voice, now strong, rings in heaven above
Carried through the air on wings of the doves

To all this and more, we longingly cling
How we’d love once more, to hear Momma sing


By: Debra Squyres  12-3-2010

NOTE:  Though I searched in vain for the first draft of this first poem I was unable to find it. It was much longer and filled with cliches.... This is the poem I spoke of in my "Poetry on My Poetry" poem.  Of course it is cleaned up a good bit now and I've actually changed the title to "Room of Memories"

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:33:00 PM
    This beautiful Deb. Room of Memories sounds good. I too remember my mother's room. She lived with my brothers, on and off with one, or the other. Her room was always kepted very neat. But in 2011 she was in the hospital and they started taking the room apart and getting rid of her things. I didn't think it was right, because she was still alive. She passed away in last year. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Very touching excellent poem written by a very good poet. I saw another poet named Margherita Russo she's only 14 and I know it would mean alot for her to have you read her newest poem if you have the time. Thank you very much.

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 3:22:00 PM
    This is what a person see's when they look at memories ;} nice job Deb!

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Words create pictures ... pictures create memories. A beautifully written picture, Deb ... :)

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 4:37:00 PM
    This is devine Debra. Your true talent is showing through very vividly these days. May your Mom's warmth be with you always. :)

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Heart touching words and memories!

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 9:18:00 AM
    I loved this poe, really touched my feelings Debra, i had 2 beloved person which also gone and through this i recalled my moment.. :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Hi, when someone comments on my poem, i always read a few of theirs... This one escalates in sadness with each word... ...I like it alot, it rises as a its reader sinks...

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 5:56:00 PM
    This is truly beautiful Debra and a lovely remembrance of your mother. Her things and her room are full of memories. Thank you for your comments on my oferings. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:46:00 PM
    Wow, this is a truly beautiful and gorgeous write my friend! I really loved reading this amazing and outstanding poem this afternoon! What a fantastic piece, a harmonious poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:31:00 PM
    Hi Deb, it's about my grandfather he was a wonderful man to me I absolutely loved him then he had a sudden heart attack and all was gone at a very young age, but I shall never forget him, your poem made me post it, thank you...David

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:27:00 PM
    lovely write, Debra - pity you lost the first draft, but this is a wonderful write

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 1/13/2013 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It may still be on my old least I hope !!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:39:00 PM
    What a lovely poem of remembrance.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Hi Debra I love this fabulous tribute, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:22:00 PM
    Debra wonderful memories here...David

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 1/13/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wrote this to remember the room...before we cleaned it out, per Dad's request. Thank you for your comment.
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:10:00 PM
    A stunningly beautiful poem Debra ...... brings tears to my eyes to read it. - I lost my mom for 1 1/2 years ago She was only 75 years, miss her a lot. - Have a nice new week. - And thank you for writing this poem. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 1/13/2013 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We lost her in 2010, Her mom in 2011, My Dad and Father in law in 2013... and several others in 2012. Thank you for your comment and kind words. Blessings to you. I don't think we ever stop missing them....sighhh