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This poem is written in the same vein as "Letting Go." ... For my mom. Again by Amy Swanson Another time, another place I pray that someday I will see your precious face again. All that you have given me I never could repay I can only, so woefully, inadequately, say I love you so. My life will never be the same without you. So many years, you've been my dearest friend and confidant You are irreplaceable. I know the end is coming I know the final page like someone who has hesitantly peeked at the end of life's story. A story full of love and life and laughter and tears and bittersweet sorrows... and death. All woven together creating your Beautiful tapestry. Beautiful legacy. Beautiful soul... that will always shine within my own. Thank you for being you is the best that I can say. These tears will fall in honor of you and this chapter of the book has sorely changed me. I wish you peace and love May you soar upon the highest skies May you find what you have always sought and may you know that you will never be forgotten - Not for one moment. Not one smile... Not one word of wisdom... Not one gentle mother's kiss... will I ever forget. Even as I write I cannot stop the tears from falling onto this paper trying somehow, desperately, to channel all my hurt into this pink page on which I write. It feels as though they never will stop. At such a time I almost curse these wretched emotions that at once can make us so content yet in an instant we are racked with grief. But life goes on... at least that's what they say. If only I could capture each precious moment in time and freeze it - hold it always - all the days and years... But I cannot. I will hold you, though... in my heart forever and wait impatiently for the day that I will see you again.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 2/1/2009 8:01:00 AM
The flowing layout just made this piece breath-taking-- heart warmth-- and amazing all together
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Date: 1/31/2009 12:37:00 PM
Hi Amy... this is such a beautiful and honestly heartfelt write.. so openly personal, a window into all your love; it reverberated with humility and respect... just brilliant writing Amy... I can only offer condolences... and this; please read "An Angel of Truth"... it is about a very real experience... all the best to you Amy... life does go on... eternally... Col
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Date: 1/31/2009 10:06:00 AM
this world is but another womb in which we live. to die is to be born again into the next world where time has no meaning and there are no ends. john
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Date: 1/30/2009 4:11:00 PM
Though it is not how it should be, not how you want it to be, your mother is an angel watching over you now. She knows the love you hold for her in your heart. This tribute speaks volumes from the depth of your soul. Very beautiful dedication, my deepest sympathy once again for your great loss. love, Shar
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Date: 1/30/2009 2:12:00 PM
What a wonderful wonderful tribute you have paid to your mother at such an intensely emotional time in your life. I don't often cry but I did when I read this. I hope in the days and months ahead you will find comfort and I would like to express my deepest sympathy at your loss. Thanks for noting my haiku Regards Dérdre Ó Maidín
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Date: 1/30/2009 12:33:00 PM
I like the expressive layout of the poem and the sentiments were wonderful, you can't replace a mom.
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