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Missing Mother

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Missing Mother

Bits of me are missing mother,
the bits of me which you placed.
Bits of me are missing Mother ah..
I see you in my face.
Trying to remember Mother’s days
of wine and roses..Sinatra songs and beaches,
pipe curls and crinolines, days so far gone, so long ago,
replaced by bitter brew, by tears, by fears,
by little pills, I remember you.

I see you in my face, Mother.
Years gone by and still I try,
no easy thing to do, try to remember,
just a few... memories of happy days with you? 

Was it when I learned to read, when you baked your pies?
Ah, Mother, mother memories ... only come in sighs.

Still, in all, it’s very true, 
          I spend each day missing,
                           missing all of you.





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  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:19:00 PM

    This is a wonderful poem to me. Fav. Congratulations on your win Debbie.

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 2:22:00 AM

    Lovely poem , deeply felt ,, seeing moms face in yours n missed wholesome ! Congrats Debbie loved this one!

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 8:56:00 PM

    Wonderful poem about your real emotions, Debs. I think I never saw it before but maybe I did see it a long time ago? anyway, congrats.

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 5:52:00 PM

    Heartfelt write Debbie, Congratulations, enjoyed stopping by. Luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 9:45:00 AM

    Happy to see you on the winner's list. Congrats, debbie

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 7:35:00 AM

    OOh Hugs for this. My mother has passed too, i can relate. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on your win. :)

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 2:17:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS, DEBBIE.... WOW... IT WAS NICE SEEING YOU ON MY WINNING LIST.... XOX...LINDA

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 2:15:00 AM

    I HAVE MY REPLY NOTIFICATION OFF... (((This is a copy paste note to every poet, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE A REPLY ON THIS COMMENT. I'm not being rude, 95% of the time, I never come back to read the reply you left on my comment. If for some reason, you want to give thanks. Let's do it the old fashion way. Drop by and read one of my poems, or send the thanks through soup mail, or just enjoy my visit. As I would yours. I don't enjoy comments on comment's. It takes away from every poet, One day Poetry Soup Will See it.... Have yourself a lovely day.)))

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 9:30:00 AM

    As we grow into our own person, figuring out who we are, we often grow to understand why we are who we are, and who our parents were, and why they were who they were, ....it has given me a better look at my own possibilities, some things I have had to let go.... some things I want to cling to. I often get them confused....but with each passing year, it is easier to sort them out, and simply learn from them. This is a touching heartfelt journey... you have taken us with you.

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 8:46:00 AM

    I feel the same way about my father and those times a bit of his darkness appears I realize why he loathed himself. Other times his pure nature appears and I realize why I loved him despite his failings. Congratulations, you have created a meaningful piece with this one.

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 2:05:00 AM

    Awwww, this is excellent- a bit sad, bit not down. Great write

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 12:35:00 AM

    Congratulations Debbie. We never get over missing our mothers. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/14/2014 11:59:00 PM

    I am very close to my Mom, so this poem touched me deeply. I love the message that no matter what, our mothers will always be a part of us. A heartfelt and beautiful write, Debbie! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 4:44:00 PM

    Such a nice poem, definitely heartfelt. Good work

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 11:31:00 PM

    Ahhh! Such a touching write! Look at my eyes! This beauty goes to my FAVs! Congratulations on your deserved First Place, Deborah! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:25:00 PM

    Congratulations on your 1st place win, Debbie! Your poem is so beautiful and sad at the same time. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 10:13:00 AM

    Revisited this touching write Debi which brings tears to the eyes.Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:07:00 AM

    A belated congratulations to you for your win in P.D's "Mothers day" contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 5:43:00 AM

    Excellent and wonderful write,Debbie.nice dedication to all mothers.Congratulations on your top win in this contest...hmm.

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 12:57:00 PM

    It touched a cord in me Debbie, utterly beautiful and revealing, congrats on your 1st place win hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 8:27:00 AM

    This is one of the most touching poems....so bittersweet, and heartbreaking....makes it ever too real and identifyable. I feel this one deeply.

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 11:10:00 PM

    Every time I read this, it brings tears to my eyes. Beautifully written, Debbie. Congrats on your well deserved first place win! Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:57:00 PM

    Debbie, 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 8:35:00 PM

    congrats on a superb first place win for sensitive words so emotional Debbie..luv..

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:01:00 PM

    This is very appealing Debbie. I am glad for your first place win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 6:27:00 PM

    Congrats on your well written, well deserved 1st Place, Deb. Beautiful tribute. Enjoyed. Nice going, my friend. Best to you and yours. Kudos. luv and hugs, Ralphie

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 3:10:00 PM

    Such a beautiful yet melancholic write. Congrats on your win, Debbie! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 1:23:00 PM

    Love it Debi!Goes to my Favs.Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 11:04:00 AM

    Now that, that is poetry and love and heartbreak and you dazzled me with honesty and ... well, I could go on, honey. But I've only a moment. This selfish poet-- I am selfish because I write above all else, above reading and commenting and telling others that their words have hit their marks, as yours has-- this selfish poet wants to say thank you. You really moved me. Blessings, always, Cyndi Writing is so seductive, it's hard to resist its call. Poetry, the addiction...

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 10:07:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Missing" contest Debbie. Love,Carol

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