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March 19

Mama….it’s today
The chalendar shouts it
Today
13 years ago..you breathed your last
And I still see you in dreams
And I still miss you, Mama

I’m sitting here
In front of the screen 
Wondering….what it would be like
To see your smile again
Wondering if you’d be proud of my work
I write, Mama
I write poetry
But you knew that,
You didn't know how many people 
Have read my work and like it!
You always believed in me
And you knew that one day
I’d make it as a writer
And you made me promise
To always sign my maiden name
After everything I write
I do, Mama
It’s there
After every poem I write

I’m crying, Mama
I’m crying
I miss you so much
You made me who I am
I’m just another reflection of the 
Woman
In love with words
In love with life
In love with people
The teacher
The well respected Bible scholar
The one with a caring heart whom
Everyone adored...

And then MS had to come along
And ruin everything
And change our happy dreams
Into nightmares of losing you
Blood
Stiches
Broken bones
Burns
I saw it all, Mama
As I was growing up…
I saw it all
And I died a million deaths
Waiting for the time that you would go
And you left, Mama
You left me

You prayed to go
To be free from your wheelchair
He heard…
He answered…
And you are asleep in Him now
Waiting for the trumpet call
When you will be awaked from your slumber
Free….
Your smile no longer crooked
Your body no longer bent
Your voice beautiful again...
How you mourned the loss of your voice, Mama
You will sing again…
You will run and dance
And pick flowers
And I will be there, Mama
When you awake up..
I will be there to hold you and kiss you
And thank you for giving me life
And making me who I am
But for now…Mama,
I need to cry
I miss you…

March 19 is always a reminder
Of what I’ve missed all these years
A mother beside me
To guide me and love me
And to tell me that everything 
Everything is going to be Ok in the end
But I carry you in my heart
Now and forever…
You are with me, Mama
I love you!
I'll see you on the other side!
Where there will be no more death
No more crying or sickness or pain
No more MS!
Only joy...
March 19 will be no more
Only eternity!!!!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Isaiah 57: 1 & 2- The righteous perish,
    and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
    and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
    to be spared from evil.
2 Those who walk uprightly
    enter into peace;
    they find rest as they lie in death.

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Your the devil in diguise, you make me laugh and then you go and make me cry. (((((((((((hug))))))))))) Take care, Regards Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/24/2013 2:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well....I'm a product of the joys and sorrows of life, Richard. Thanks for the post...and the hugs! :) Right back at ya.
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Hi Eileen I hope today is a better day. Thanks for your thoughtful comments today.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/20/2013 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Richard....yes, thank you. It's a much better day. Mornings are my favorite time of the day...I'm an early bird! Just got back from my morning walk. Pray that I will continue this journey to health. Thank you for your kind post. :) BTW...did you read my "I will NOT go Gentle into the Good Night?" It's one of my better poems....full of hope.
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Eileen; Sorry for your mom. This is a great tribute to her. I had to read this. Today is my sister's Birthday and yesterday was mine. Eileen - we never forget those that we loveed , or loved us. I do believe that they watch over us. My real mom passed away in September of last year. since Dec. of 2008, she had lost her voice. Then in 04/2010 her legs were amputated. That is how she died. Thanks.... Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/20/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So sorry to hear of your loss, Lucilla! Please be comforted in the knowledge that sometimes death can be a blessing as it is an end to pain and suffering. My mom and I almost shared the same birthday! Hers was on May 17 and mine is on the May 18. I always think of her then as well! May you find comfort as well.
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:30:00 PM
    I read your note on face book and was very moved. I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful lady. I also like your scripture choice. Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/20/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hugs received! Thanks, Rick. Had a rough day yesterday. Yes....Mama was a very special lady! Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints! Psalm 116: 15.
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 2:32:00 PM
    a very touching tribute to your mom. my mother died on my birthday - try to imagine how that feels!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/20/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OH ILENE! I'm so so sorry to read this! :( That is a tough one! Hope on your birthday you can celebrate all she meant to you instead of focusing on her death. Hugs to you, my dear!
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:42:00 PM
    - Your mom had been very, very proud of you if she could read this beautiful poem you wrote to her. - It gives me a lump in my throat when I read it ..... My dear mother died nearly two years ago and I miss her as much as you miss your mother. - But I wear her memory in my heart. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/20/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, Anne Lise....our memories are ours and NO ONE can take them away from us...our memories and our dreams! Hope you take out your memories and let them comfort you when you miss her the most. Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:09:00 AM
    You are so correct darling Eileen....no tears in heaven.. mama is smiling even now but doesn't want you to waste a day here not smiling...cause she is fine...always Donna...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/20/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Donna. Sweet of you. Yesterday was a tough day! I do miss my Mom, but I'm happy that I have the hope of seeing her again. Hugs!