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Goddess of Asters

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Goddess of Asters

My head can only wrap around you who knows me best
My nerves are tuned to you through joy or sadness
If I was twenty-one again and if we
were to meet  in a far off land
I would be at the mercy of a different circumstance.
If the perfume of a roomful of purple asters 
came spreading their splendor beyond blue heavens, perhaps
I would surrender to you again – ask me if
I am fated to be yours across time or even into infinity
The powers that shift the years of the inevitable made us- made us
friends – made us lovers- tied our destinies as one
My head – your thoughts- Your head my thoughts
Where I end you start and begin
I need nothing more than your presence beside me
I need us like two trees that shade a perfect house
The old house that has protected our love for all our lives
Once upon a time begins our perfect story- it is written,
I found on the winds of history
to be read by those who never learned and might envy
a good love story
Ah, for a magic mirror to reflect our youth back to us

My lady mother I learned, what not to do, from you. 
Mama I am sorry you never knew the bliss of faithful love
I am content for now and through all of time
My poetry says love can be free verse  or rhyme
Goddess,  I am of the Asters
The nerves reveal and reflect love’s harmony
My wit, used, to keep our love a sanctuary
Sweet mama, unlike you
I have been gentle, I have been devoted
I have been faithful and steadfast
but this is not a judgement of you- how else could I
frighten off temptation without a good example
Till the end of time
let it be said," I treasure your memory."


Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 7/30/2016 12:28:00 PM
I can totally relate to this beautifully written poem SuZ. We gained insight and how to attain happiness from moms who didn't have have it in their lives. Congratulations on your very deserved win which I would have placed a top winner. 7 ; )
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Date: 7/28/2016 6:39:00 AM
Congrats Suzanne, for your placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Date: 7/27/2016 5:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/27/2016 3:50:00 PM
a beautiful tribute poem Suzanne - I am blessed I still have my mum:-) congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/27/2016 2:41:00 PM
What a sad, but beautifully written poem of longing this is, Suzanne. There is such a tender forgiveness for what may have been lacking, but an enduring love that overcame what may not have been a perfect life. Such a poignant portrayal of relationship. So talented you are!
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Date: 7/27/2016 11:39:00 AM
Suzanne, this has been a treat... Congratulations on the win. Enjoy my blog... skat
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Date: 2/29/2016 8:39:00 AM
A precious and wonderful tribute to your loving mom my dear friend, Suzanne. I'm so grateful and glad to read it tonight. Thanks a lot for sharing! Thanks a lot as well for stopping by on my poem. Have a great day! love lots and big hugs, GL
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/11/2016 8:07:00 PM
Hi Leonora: I am late with responding to your valued comment. My husband has been un- well and we have been getting our house ready to sell. I have also been writing and posting a few more poems for contests so haven't been addressing my comments as I should but I do thank you for taking the time. Hope you are well. Cheers, SuZ
Date: 2/29/2016 1:30:00 AM
Beautiful and heartfelt, Suzanne. T.J
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Date: 2/24/2016 2:48:00 PM
- Oh, this is beautiful ...... even through a tear, Suzanne - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/24/2016 1:29:00 PM
A beautiful and heartfelt poem, Suzanne! Through smooth and rough, the bond between mother and daughter can never be severed completely, not even by death. We treasure what we learn from life's experiences. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 2/23/2016 11:50:00 PM
This was a very emotional and sentimental piece, Suz. Though there are differences between you and your mother, and different paths you took, I love how distinguishable you find yourself in this passage: "my head - your thoughts - Your head my thoughts Where I end you start and begin" ... who is learning from whom? You both are (were) ... and that makes for an in-depth relationship. I have a feeling that were you to find yourself in a different circumstance, you'd still have this strong bond.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/23/2016 11:51:00 PM
Poetry is at its best, when from the heart, and this was. Beautiful.
Date: 2/23/2016 10:38:00 PM
This is a really beautiful tribute to your mother SuZ. I learned from my mother too, what not to do. I learned if you give up you get, more often than not. I adore your love story SuZ. Blessings, Connie #7
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/23/2016 11:36:00 PM
Thanks Connie: I had fun writing this one. Some of us get out of love what we give, Let's try and get together and meet up soon. SuZ
Date: 2/23/2016 8:40:00 PM
simply beautiful Suzanne, heartfelt!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/23/2016 11:33:00 PM
Thanks Brian: Sometimes we reach a stage where we look back. and realize the true depth and magic of a relationship. SuZ