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This Song is for my Mother

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This Song is for my Mother

This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
I couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
A song about old promises 
Made so long ago
Created and cremated
Ashes of the words I spoke

Long separated by the miles
Distanced from her golden smiles
Memory of a mother
Shared my dreams and really cared

Long separated by the miles
Distanced from her golden smiles
Mama…
I know I wasn’t there……

For you

Would have placed 
A magic carpet 
‘neath your weak and shaky legs

Would have raised
A strong west wind
Let you breathe with ease again

Would have bribed 
God’s venal angels
Come and soothe your endless pain

Would have vanquished
All the demons
And bring peace to you again

Be the child
I never knew
In a land
We won’t grow old

Be the light
I always loved
Warmed my dark 
And lonely soul

Be the girl
Playing games
In a world 
The sun won’t set

Be the laughter
Calms my heart
I never will forget
I won’t forget, won’t forget

This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
Couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
Song about old promises 
Made so long ago
Created….cremated
Ashes of the words I spoke

I broke my promises, oh mama
Now you’ve gone away 
I’m broken
Drowning in the pain each day

I’m  drowning…drowning...drowning…drowning

This song is for my mother
Let her hear me…….


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  1. Date: 10/16/2012 9:33:00 PM
    Please note: If you desire, you can hear the entire song...THIS SONG IS FOR MY MOTHER...at the following link: http://www.jango.com/music/Catman+Cohen?l=0 Thank you for your kind responses

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 2:41:00 PM
    I like this one ,, nice to see it was featured ,, I wrote one for my mother as well ,,, "Lillian";}

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 7:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Catman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 8:58:00 PM
    Mothers own the thumbprints of our birth, and in our souls the live forever. Thank you cat man for sharing all this, Love,vie

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 3:19:00 PM
    That was so heart breaking yet so beautiful to read, it truely made me empathise with you and words so close to your heart , very well written well done loved reading it ..