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Missing Mother

Bits of me are missing mother,
the bits of me which you placed.
Bits of me are missing Mother;
ah,         I see you in my face.

Trying to remember Mother’s days -
wine and roses - Sinatra songs 
beaches, pipe curls and crinolines -
Days, so far gone, so long ago,
replaced by bitter brew: by tears,
by fears, by little pills;
I remember you.

I see you in my face     Mother.
Years gone by and still I try,
no easy thing to do, I try to remember,
just a few   memories of happy days
with you - 

Was it when   I learned to read;
when you baked your pies? Ah, Mother, 
mother memories only come in sighs.

Still, in all, it’s very true, I spend 
each day missing,   missing all of you.

Included in my book The Hurricane by Prolific Press 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 8/29/2018 12:02:00 AM
Hi Debbie. This is such a sweet poem dedicated to your mother. I miss mine too. Carole Duet
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Date: 9/24/2017 9:21:00 PM
I love this verse, Debbie, Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/25/2017 7:28:00 PM
Thank you, Eve!
Date: 6/1/2017 10:51:00 PM
I totally understand missing mother, I miss my mother too. Great write. All the best to you my friend, Ken
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Date: 12/26/2015 1:17:00 PM
a ran-gl-ing fr-om de-moon's li-ght of h-ill-y t-ops ha-rbour, whe-re we m-et mi-ssi-g mo-th-er in flesh & blood-y mur-der! & th-is was that finest des-crip-t-ion!!! canny
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Date: 8/17/2015 12:09:00 AM
the love of someone you love is so endearing
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Date: 4/24/2015 5:19:00 PM
Debbie, unfortunately, it's true: We speak of memories as being all we have about a departed loved one, but the unsettling truth is memories fade as we age. Your poem eloquently addresses that truth. I think it's beautifully done. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 9/23/2014 3:07:00 PM
Wow, goosebumps. I will add this to my favs, it is a breath taking verse.
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Date: 4/19/2014 2:39:00 PM
I am glad to see this one on the winner's list, once again. This time in Linda's contest! A beautiful, beautiful write, Debbie!...Thank you very much for the kind congrats. :)
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Date: 4/18/2014 8:19:00 PM
This is a wonderful poem to me. Fav. Congratulations on your win Debbie.
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Date: 4/17/2014 2:22:00 AM
Lovely poem , deeply felt ,, seeing moms face in yours n missed wholesome ! Congrats Debbie loved this one!
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Date: 4/16/2014 8:56:00 PM
Wonderful poem about your real emotions, Debs. I think I never saw it before but maybe I did see it a long time ago? anyway, congrats.
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Date: 4/16/2014 5:52:00 PM
Heartfelt write Debbie, Congratulations, enjoyed stopping by. Luv ~SKAT~
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Date: 4/16/2014 9:45:00 AM
Happy to see you on the winner's list. Congrats, debbie
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Date: 4/16/2014 7:35:00 AM
OOh Hugs for this. My mother has passed too, i can relate. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on your win. :)
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Date: 4/16/2014 2:17:00 AM
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Date: 4/16/2014 2:15:00 AM
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Date: 4/15/2014 9:30:00 AM
As we grow into our own person, figuring out who we are, we often grow to understand why we are who we are, and who our parents were, and why they were who they were, has given me a better look at my own possibilities, some things I have had to let go.... some things I want to cling to. I often get them confused....but with each passing year, it is easier to sort them out, and simply learn from them. This is a touching heartfelt journey... you have taken us with you.
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Date: 4/15/2014 8:46:00 AM
I feel the same way about my father and those times a bit of his darkness appears I realize why he loathed himself. Other times his pure nature appears and I realize why I loved him despite his failings. Congratulations, you have created a meaningful piece with this one.
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Date: 4/15/2014 2:05:00 AM
Awwww, this is excellent- a bit sad, bit not down. Great write
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Date: 4/15/2014 12:35:00 AM
Congratulations Debbie. We never get over missing our mothers. Love, Joyce
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Date: 4/14/2014 11:59:00 PM
I am very close to my Mom, so this poem touched me deeply. I love the message that no matter what, our mothers will always be a part of us. A heartfelt and beautiful write, Debbie! Congratulations on your well deserved win!
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Date: 12/23/2012 4:44:00 PM
Such a nice poem, definitely heartfelt. Good work
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Date: 4/5/2012 8:25:00 PM
Congratulations on your 1st place win, Debbie! Your poem is so beautiful and sad at the same time. Love, Kim
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Date: 4/5/2012 10:13:00 AM
Revisited this touching write Debi which brings tears to the eyes.Congratulations!
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Date: 4/5/2012 6:07:00 AM
A belated congratulations to you for your win in P.D's "Mothers day" contest Debbie. Love, Carol
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