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Mom's Last Words

“when I left her side she said something, nothing of great importance, I did not know those were her last words...” It’s been three years since you have spoken to me, Your voice I hear in my head, is now only a memory, Lying in bed so still and quiet, your chest slowly rises and falls, I sit in silence and listen to your world, all the noises in the halls. You once walked the halls so proud and well dressed, Loving life, enjoying people and feeling so blessed. How can a disease rob you of your heart and soul, I look in your eyes, are you in there, its taken such a toll. I visit you often to sit and talk endlessly about nothing, I wonder if you still enjoy music, oh, how you could sing. The nursing home now does not seem like such a cruel place, You have lost everything in this world, all but your body space. I hug your tiny frame so frail, seems like I may break a bone, The nurses come and go, calling you Junebug, I don’t condone, Your name is June and you’d be unwilling to develop a bond, But now you lie there with arms straight, unable to respond. You guided me in life and loved me well and so strong, But your spirit time with me, loving me was not long. How would I know the last words were really your last, You know nothing now, not me or anything from your past. I want to ask you about your pies, or how to make a curtain, You could answer almost anything, or so it seemed I’m certain. Having a coffee at night when Dad was in bed, we’d just sit and talk, Oh, I miss you so very much, your mind I wish I could unlock. Although I hate to see you fade and lose that last spark in your eye, I know that I’ll see you again one day, when it is my time to die. This disease means losing you twice but that I can endure, For now I know you are at peace in heaven, for that I am sure. Written by Lee Ramage August 27, 2011 Constance LaFrance Contest "Mother" *Placed First*

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  1. Date: 9/3/2011 11:28:00 AM

    Beautiful poem Lee. Congratulations!!!

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 9/5/2011 12:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Christine. Lee
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 8:06:00 AM

    Dear Lee, From the depths of your soul - such love and emotion. Such a wonderful tribute to your dear mother. Many congrats on your SO WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE WIN. (Truly great writing). With much love, your freind, Elaine

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/30/2011 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Elaine so much. Coming from you I take that as a great compliment. I miss seeing you here on Poetry Soup but I know you have to finish your book, which will be great... I can't wait. Love Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 4:50:00 PM

    Oh my such beautiful words Lee.Congrats on your no.1 win and for my congrats to.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Teresa. Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 1:28:00 PM

    A touching write,Lee. Deservely top spot billing .. blessings from Paul

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Paul for taking the time to read it. Your comments are appreciated. Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 11:53:00 AM

    Congratulations Lee on your shared first place win. Your poem truly touched my heart, I work in long term care as a nurse and we often have pet names for the patients, perhaps it is not proper, but we find some we love so much, we just cannot help it.. we have one we call Ladybug, sort of reminded me alot of your Junebug ~~

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much, it was an honour to win, shared win. I know as a nurse myself we often call patients/residents by other names or nicknames, but my Mom was not the type to like that. Mom was a Social worker and we would not have been happy with Junebug, even though I know the people doing it did love Mom, it just hurts that she could not tell them so... hope that makes sense. thanks Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 7:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Constance's "Mother" contest Lee. Love, Carol

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's the strongest love I have ever known. Thank you Carol for your kind comments. Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 3:42:00 AM

    hey Lee, i hung on every word, brilliantly done, congrats on this and Zoo one, David

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks so much David. Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 12:43:00 AM

    Very sad emotive verse, great lady painted, past in verse, well done here babe with style...

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Don.Lee
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 12:15:00 AM

    Awww shucks, wot a heartfelt, yearning poem this is, Lee. So emotive....so real. Wot a wonderful dedication to your mother. A most deserving win for sure~!

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/29/2011 12:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Chris. Lee
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 11:23:00 PM

    Beautiful as well as sad, Lee.Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joyce.
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 10:52:00 PM

    Congrats Lee on first place win with this wonderful write luv.. knew this one was top notch having read last night .. awesome emotion..

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda.
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 10:21:00 PM

    Congrats on 1st Place, Lee. Beautiful memory. Well written, well deserved win. Nice going. Ralph

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate your kind comments. Lee
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 9:31:00 PM

    Oh, this truly touches my heart.....how could it not? Those are the feelings spoken so well....that many many of us have had spinning around inside our heads. Just beautifully written! :)

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much for your very kind comments, I think you can feel the emotion in it, I cried the whole evening I wrote it. Moms are so special. Lee
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 10:58:00 AM

    utterly touching write about your Mom Lee and it has also been three years this Thanksgiving my Mom passed away luv... so feeling your deep emotion.. luv your intro quote ..good luck in the contest with this brilliant beauty...

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was heartfelt, I wept the whole time writing it. Thank you so much for your comforting words. No matter how sick they are, you still miss your Mom when they go. Love Lee
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:51:00 AM

    A heart moving Poem my friend showing your feelings and great love for your Mom. Mothers are always like that like the most precious part of our life. Great write. My good wishes for your contest entry. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 12:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much for your kind words. Lee
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:47:00 AM

    Lee, a very moving poem.. you will see her again... when it comes to my mother... i want to ask her other things.. i wish it was about pies... but, my mother left the wrong way.. really thank you for sharing... hope you don't mind that this poem hit my reality issues with my mother... thanks for sharing,..Linda

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Although it was hard to write this, I am glad that you could associate with it. I only hope that you find answers to your questions. Take care, my thoughts are with you. Lee
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:13:00 AM

    Losing mom is the hardest thing. Your poem elegantly evokes sadness, loss and your love for her.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/28/2011 1:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou John, it was the hardest poem to write. I appreciate your kind comments. Lee
  1. Date: 8/27/2011 10:55:00 PM

    a nice entry~~~~tears fell from my eyes~~~smile~~~*-*junjun

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 8/27/2011 11:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've been crying all night writing this one... its the first I've written about Mom since she died. Thanks for your comments. Lee