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My Dear Children

My dear children you are fast growing into women
Always know that my love is unconditional and comes from deep within

Many miles, hills, valleys, mountains, and streams
Separate us but, one day we'll be together-not just in our dreams

Choices were made under much duress,pain and immeasurable grief
Death's silent kiss came and stole members of our family as does a thief

This hurt you all are feeling one day shall loosen its grip
You'll never forget all that's been lost, memories will cause tears to slip

Each night look to that farthest southern star, that's shining bright
Think of me and I'm there twinkling each and every night

Stay strong, be kind- keep the faith of that better tomorrow
Have hope and dreams-wishes and courage-they'll help lessen the sorrow

Take each day as it does come--never look to the future too far
Remember my darlings, my daughters, always wish on that southern yonder star


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  1. Date: 8/13/2011 10:58:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your work this morn..Very encouraging note to your daughters...Sara
  1. Date: 6/22/2011 4:17:00 PM

    Hi Mary what a surprise to see you commenting on my poetry! I miss you guys of course as many others do. What a way to step back into the soup with this masterfully done heart literary piece. I hope you are proud of it because you need to be. It's awesome. If you've entered it in Lay's "my children contest", it shoud do great . This is lovely,real appropo to many and tres it. Taz see it yet? He will love it. Into my favs, miss Mary.
  1. Date: 6/22/2011 2:58:00 PM

    Mary hello my friend..with this beautiful write ..have to read again to absorb the precious words.. I sure hope u entered it into My Children contest posted..this one is phenomenal.. how are u luv? how is Taz? how is everyone? missing u guys so much for quality poetry ..please stay in touch and don't go away so long again..please..if possible.. we are all fantastic in God's Word and LUV..