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As my Mother Slips Away

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As my Mother Slips Away

I called my mother the other day- just to listen to her voice
She answered dear Steve – yes this is me- how are you this day
I said I was fine- it has been some time- I searched for more words to talk
She cantered a bit then came to a halt- as I began to say 
Mother dear- this is Mark- how are you today 
Mark she replied- I have a Mark- he was the oldest of three
How is school - are you making good grades- are you coming home real soon
I told her I would- If only I could- would she know me anyway
I visited my mother the other day- at a home for Alzheimer patients
Her stare in the air- made it be known- that she could not remember
I sat by her side- we nibbled on crackers- we looked out the window pane 
Then I was father- she told me she miss me –I cried a thousand tears
She reached for my hand- I did not resist- I was blessed to make her happy
How are you Tom- I said I was fine- The kids will be home soon
I told her it’s time- I must go home - I have to work tomorrow 
I took her hand- I’ll see you soon- Goodbye Steve she told me

As my Mother slips away today- how precious are my memories
For after this world –I can hardly wait- for my Mother to recognize me

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:37:00 PM
    Wow. I really like your work. Are you by any chance from WV?

    Goodson Avatar Mark Goodson
    Date: 4/24/2012 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    NOPE!! I'm a good old boy of TN. I live in Jackson which is somewhat between Nashville and Memphis on Interstate-40
  1. Date: 3/15/2012 1:30:00 PM
    Wery touching story Mark, but I am a nurse this is so my working day is. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise