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Around my mom, I always felt my guilt
My conscience seemed to always take her side
Some years ago, I gave her a new quilt
I still recall the tears of joy she cried

My gift of love to warm her nights with pride
It's hand sewn patches in a ring design
It showed up at my door after she died
Inside a plain brown box tied with used twine

And though there was no note, I read her mind
She knew the message sent would be received
A gift of love, to warm, when life's unkind
She once made quilts to give to those in need

Her gift of love with message plain to see
She knew the one in need, this time... was me.



    by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/5/2018 6:00:00 PM
wow, this one is marvelous, Danny. I take it you posted it around Mother's day and I see you got a POTD. WEll deserved one it was!!
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Date: 6/5/2018 5:59:00 PM
Clicking and clicking on your poems looking for one new to me. Finally landed on this one. Let me have a look see.
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Date: 3/26/2018 9:54:00 PM
Daniel I had to hold back tears. It is an honor to read such beautiful emotion.
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Date: 3/26/2018 10:37:00 PM
Thank you Shadow. It's wonderful to see your beautiful heart. Be well my friend.
Date: 3/26/2018 7:17:00 AM
Good Morning Daniel - I hope this day finds you well. I didn't know what I would read before turning the page but I loved your title because love of any kind is a gift. Your entry is lovely and you give it meaning with thoughts of your mom. Well done
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Date: 3/26/2018 7:46:00 AM
Thank you Lisa. I am well and hope you are doing fine also. I appreciate your time and your comments. Have a blessed day:)
Date: 3/15/2018 8:29:00 PM
Ah, sometimes words aren't needed to be said. The heart already knew... A very deep heartfelt poem, Danny. How can one not cry reading it! It simply touched my soul!
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Date: 3/26/2018 7:45:00 AM
Thank you, Kina. Sorry about the water bill. I always love it when you stop by. Hoping you are well.
Date: 3/13/2018 9:34:00 AM
This one hit home. My late grand-mother was an avid quilter. Love the way you ended your poem, Daniel. Love it. Congrats on your POTD. A FAVE for me. Thank you.
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Date: 3/26/2018 7:43:00 AM
Thank you, Line. My mother made quilts until she went blind from macular degeneration. So glad you dropped in for a visit.
Date: 3/13/2018 1:40:00 AM
I read this moving poem and cried and then read it to my daughter and choked up again Daniel. I adore the sentiment and love in these lines about your mother. This is so beautiful and is going into my Faves my friend! It is so deserving of POTD! Congratulations! xxoo
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Date: 3/26/2018 7:41:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. i apologize for making you cry. Obviously you have a very tender and loving heart. I hope you are doing better. So nice to see you.
Date: 3/10/2018 8:29:00 PM
Such a beautifully written, soulful sonnet Daniel. Every rhythmic poetic line is so full of tender poignancy. A deeply moving and heartfelt tribute to your beloved Mom. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD honors with your sentimental sonnet. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Date: 3/26/2018 7:39:00 AM
Thank you, Susan. I really appreciate your kindness. Hoping you are well.
Date: 3/10/2018 10:53:00 AM
Oh, my, Daniel, you made me cry ....Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 3/10/2018 11:40:00 AM
Hello, Eve, Thank you for reading and commenting. i am sorry I made you cry. honestly, I had a lump in my throat after I wrote it. You have a warm loving and tender heart. God bless.
Date: 3/10/2018 9:39:00 AM
Beautiful work. It is good that she personally saw that you received the gift given to her in love. That is called the wedding ring quilt. Thanks for the trip to my page. I appreciate you dropping by. Sara
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Date: 3/10/2018 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Sara. Yes it is and it is a beautiful quilt with matching pillow shams. Wonderful to see you again.
Date: 3/10/2018 7:42:00 AM
Awesome poem...I enjoyed it...
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Date: 3/10/2018 11:37:00 AM
Thank you, mark. Nice to see you again. I appreciate you dropping by to read and comment.
Date: 3/10/2018 7:26:00 AM
Back for congrats on POTD!
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Date: 3/10/2018 11:36:00 AM
Thank you, Kim. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 3/9/2018 3:12:00 PM
Oh, cussing words, my eyes are swelling with tears - darn you! I am touched and if this isn't sincere from the truth as lived and felt by you, I'll also be surprised. The emotion was palatable and gentle, even fragile yet unbreakable. I am awed and wish I didn't feel on such an emphatic level, darn me, now. I'm off to locate a tissue. Love u ... CayCay
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/9/2018 11:16:00 PM
I love antiques, quilts, etc. and I'm so glad you shared the picture; it is truly beautiful and I wish to touch the stitching, linger with it. I think of you all the days, yes - all of them. I enjoy your wit, always have. Hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 3/9/2018 6:04:00 PM
Hello there CayCay. Yes, it actually happened. I appreciate your reading and commenting and I apologize for the water bill.
Date: 3/9/2018 2:11:00 PM
so nice to read you again with this deep, sensitive write, daniel... keep on going!..huggs
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Date: 3/9/2018 6:00:00 PM
Thank you, nette. Wonderful to see you again.
Date: 3/9/2018 4:17:00 AM
What a beautiful sonnet, Daniel, nicely penned. Congrats on POTD. John
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Date: 3/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
Thank you, John. So nice to see you. I appreciate your kindness and support.
Date: 3/9/2018 3:42:00 AM
I have a lump in my throat readi g your poem, Many congratulations on potd:, dt-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/9/2018 8:59:00 AM
Thank you, Jan. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 3/9/2018 2:47:00 AM
Very good, says a lot.
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Date: 3/9/2018 8:58:00 AM
Thank you, James.
Date: 3/9/2018 1:51:00 AM
Stunningly beautiful! Congrats on P.O.T.D. Well deserved!
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Date: 3/9/2018 1:58:00 AM
Thank you, Jeannie. You look as beautiful as ever. So nice to see your smile again.
Date: 3/8/2018 7:35:00 PM
Daniel, I had a Lump in my throat while reading this poem. This is really touching. So happy to see you received POTD. :)
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Date: 3/8/2018 9:05:00 PM
Thank you, Carol. I apologize for the water bill. Some poems just seem to hit the heart at times. I am pleased that you liked it. So nice to see you again.
Date: 3/8/2018 4:11:00 PM
Oh, such a beautiful Sonnet, Daniel, so moving and emotional. Such a loving tribute to your dear mom and so deserving of the Poem Of The Day Honor! A Fav for me! Sandra
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Date: 3/8/2018 7:08:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Sandra. Wonderful to see you again. hoping you are well.
Date: 3/8/2018 3:42:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD Daniel. What a beautiful and warm piece; touched my heart as my mum is very sick at the moment and I am distanced from her. Made me feel nostalgic.
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Date: 3/8/2018 3:50:00 PM
Thank you, Rohini. I hope she gets well quickly. I appreciate your time and your kindness.
Date: 3/8/2018 1:57:00 PM
Hello Danny, Congratulations on POTD with this very wonderful sonnet you wrote about your mother and the "gift of love." A most tender and heartfelt story indeed!! In fact, I read your sonnet here several times. Superb craftsmanship as always!! A true pleasure to read. A FAVE TOO!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 3/8/2018 2:52:00 PM
Thank you, Gary. Wonderful to see you again. I appreciate your kind words and support.
Date: 3/8/2018 1:43:00 PM
What a warm and wonderful piece of love, great work DT, congratulations for the POTD honor...
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Date: 3/8/2018 2:51:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. So nice to see you again. I hope you and yours are well.
Date: 3/8/2018 1:34:00 PM
So wonderful to see this touching piece as POTD ... heartfelt and genuine emotion is conveyed from soul-to-soul, and this is moving to the depths. Superb write and extraordinary tribute, my friend ... a fav for me. Congrats! :-)
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Date: 3/8/2018 2:50:00 PM
Thank you, Greg. I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave such kind comments. Be well my friend.
Date: 3/8/2018 1:18:00 PM
Nothing like a mother ..Congrats on potd
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Date: 3/8/2018 7:58:00 PM
Thank you, S1. I hope yours is doing fine. So nice to see you again.
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