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Silver Strands

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Silver Strands

I still have the afghan you made for me all
those years ago mother
Although I have washed the afghan dozens
of times the silver strands are still interlaced
through the yarn

I feel your love and warmth each time I cover 
myself with this special afghan.
You are always here with me when I am ill
and covered with my afghan interlaced with 
silver strands through the yarn

Yes mother the silver strands are your hair
As you so lovingly made my afghan your hair 
fell into the weave left behind when you left this 
earth heaven bound

For the Early Mothers Day ~ Contest of P. D.
Written by: Carol Brown
3rd Place Winner

Dedicated to my Mother
Helen Elizabeth Huebner
08/1928 ~ 10/2005



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  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:46:00 PM
    A lovely poem, Carol. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:23:00 AM
    Thank you everyone. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 1:09:00 PM
    I loved it the first time you posted it still love it again congrats with love vie

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Carol, Congratulations with your beautiful and heart touching mother'' poem. thank you for supporting my contest*. Have yourself a good night. It was an honor having your poem in my contest, luv~PD

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:46:00 PM
    congrats Carol on a tremendous write and third place win for Mother.. luv.. simply grand sensitivity and ardor .. emits from lines so special..

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:23:00 PM
    How wonderful to have and afghan interweaved with your mother's hair. beautiful. congratulations Carol. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Carol. Beautiful tribute. Enjoyed. Nice going, my friend. Kudos. luv and hugs, Ralphie

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Thank you Carol Brown! I lost my dad two years ago. Your sweet poem took me right to him, right by his side, smiling, holding his hand. Also, thank you for commenting on one of my poems and welcoming me as a new poet. From a kindred spirit, Theresa

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Wow, I have tears in my eyes and my Mom's still alive---Very special Carol

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 4:09:00 PM
    very touching poem right here, well done S C B

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Carol-this is such a creative way to interperate the contest-very nice and a nice tribute to your mom :)

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 9:10:00 PM
    Carol, I've read some 'Silver Strands' others made for the contest, as wonderful as they were but yours had this special fragrance that I simply enjoyed.

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 1:42:00 PM
    What a wonderful write Carol! I really like the reference to your mother via the silver strands and the memories therein! After all these years her silver strands are still woven within the yarn, that's very special with great memories!! Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 9:23:00 AM
    Very Niice =)

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 8:13:00 AM
    What a truly special poem for your mom. Loved this. I could feel the love and longing in the words. great Stuff. Sure to be a winner. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 8:11:00 AM
    Very beautiful tribute to your mother Mrs. Carol. A touching poem, well written and thoughtful. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 7:16:00 AM
    Dear Carol, thank you for all of your comments and always responding, it means very much to me. I enjoyed this poem in particular, I loved the way you associated the silver strands with mother's hair, she must have been very special, sending you my love dear woman, and be assured you are in my heart. Love, vie p.s. I love your little monkey, but I long to see you beautiful face.xxx

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 6:15:00 AM
    I know how easily that can happen. I enjoyed your poem this morning, Carol. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Catie :)