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Lilacs for Mom

I see the lilacs and think of you, 
it's always been that way.
Memories come flooding back 
of many a Mother's Day,

There was no extra money
for special gifts for you
but just outside I'd always find 
the perfect gift, I knew.

I'd heap my arms with lilacs 
and you'd always make a fuss
arranging them in a crystal vase.
A special memory of us.

Years later when my girls came along
those trees were still right there 
and on Mother's Day, as in the past,
their beautiful bounty they'd share.

Lilacs and Mother's Day.
In my mind the two are one.
Starting with just you and me 
a family tradition had begun.


Copyright © Francine Roberts


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  1. Date: 4/24/2016 10:22:00 AM

    Nice reflective, storyline effective allowing the reader to build the story around your words, rhymes seem natural not forced, a perfect length write that captures a moment you shared, ...well done...
  1. Date: 4/23/2016 1:43:00 PM

    - No more beautiful gift - Lovely poem, Francine - hugs // Sun :)
  1. Date: 4/23/2016 12:22:00 PM

    Great example for you contest Francine... Mothers are so precious.. no one can replace them...