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My Mother

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My Mother

Barely breathing, I looked for her
throughout the house like a rabid 
dog in a cage. I found her on the 
sofa in front of the TV, learning 
quickly she was always there at
3pm for her program.

I remember the bliss of lying in bed 
with her, holding me tight in the evening
until father put an end to it. Mother had 
beautiful olive skin and a sculpted Roman
nose. She used Clairol,  looking like 
Venus or the headline photo of Vogue.
She only went to Parent's Day once. 
I was elated until I saw my artwork
hanging next to Arnold Smith's. His 
was astonishing and mine, mediocre 
at best. I was embarrassed and was
happy that my parents never attended
another school function.

I worshiped my mothers kindness
and her neatness in the kitchen and 
her smokey brown eyes. Sometimes
I thought she was psychic but the 
fantasies never really came true
and just disappeared like bits of 
broken glass.

Julie Heckman

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your "November Poem" contest win Julie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Julie! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place Julie xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:41:00 PM
    Julie,. Congratulations :-) with your winning poem.. Thank you for the awesome NOVEMBER'S poem entry