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I catch myself thinking
I have to call my mother or
My mother would like
That Christmas card
With the kittens

But there are no more phone calls
And no more Christmases 
For her
Or for me with her

No more wondering
What I would buy a woman who says
“I don’t need anything”?
No more
Complaining that I 
Have to take a bus and a train
And a bus 
To visit her

In a perfect world
I would have been the perfect daughter
More attentive
More caring
More loving

In a perfect heaven
My mother would be with my father
He no longer yells
Or worries about money
Or forgets who she is 
They would sing songs together
As they used to

On a perfect Christmas
There would be a 
Silent Night
And that is what
I have now

But it seems
Less than

December 22, 2009

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 11:59:00 PM
    Nice but sad sentiment. Both my parents have passed too. I feel your loss. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 12:16:00 PM
    Hi, there, I have read two of your poems and I really like how you write. SInce I am mainly a lyrical poet, people think I may not be into free verse, but I just love when it is like this! andrea

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 5:47:00 AM
    What a beautiful, touching, sensitive, emotional poem Corinne .. u have expressed exactly what me and my MOM would do and say .. how she missed my DAD after he passed first... I am making this a new fav or mine today to start my New Year in the right direction of caring and loving those who are and were most dear.. bless u for this poem ..HNY 2010 and thankxxx for your blog comment.. appreciate the participation... blessings... luv... Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 4:48:00 PM
    I miss my Mom too though she seldom made Christmas perfect ...even her grumbles are now missed and I'd give alot to hear them and hug her again. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/23/2009 11:33:00 AM
    Outstanding poetry you have shared with us today Corinne. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 5:37:00 PM
    I sometimes close my eyes....and dream....and then, and only then...I am in that perfect world of which you speak. A touching poem, Corinne. ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 9:59:00 AM
    If this is any consolation at all, Connie. I have lost both of my parents. 'Though it has been many years I still grieve, especially since Papa went in November and Mama followed two days after Christmas! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 9:44:00 AM
    The holidays are very hard. It gets better but we will never forget. Keep the creative and magical pen flowing. Sara