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Mother

Mother was sick I had to go
It would be a long drive on that road
There were miles between us
As I fought back the tears
Wondering if I would make it in time
Maybe I could nurse her back to health?
So we could spend some quality time
That was my plan
I wasn't ready to let her go
I arrived at her home, there she was
Lying in her bed, starring out the window
She turned to me and smiled
I hugged her thin frail body 
Held back the tears and gave her a smile
I turned to her nurse and whispered 
“How is she doing?”
The nurse looked at me and said,” The cancer has spread to her bones, it won’t be long”
It was too late, I felt like I let her down
I ran outside and fell to my knees, I began to cry
When I felt a warm hand run down my spine
I heard a soft voice whisper, “It won’t be forever”
I jumped back on my feet and looked to the sky	
Two sets of footprints across a cloud


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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Was it real? Was it true? Perhaps it was...for you. I surely relate. Allan

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:18:00 PM
    heartfelt Kim.. thanks for the uplifting end....luv...linda

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 4:24:00 AM
    Expressive and touching piece. Enjoyed reading this.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 10:33:00 AM
    HI, A heartfelt write about having faith. Ken

    Confer Avatar Kim Confer
    Date: 9/2/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Emotive and expressive work..The assurance that we will meet again in the life hereafter is wonderful..Sara

    Confer Avatar Kim Confer
    Date: 9/2/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!