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For Jacqueline, my mother

My mothers death shattered me- she was mom and friend, I lost my anchor and became a cloud floating alone; I watched mom, the most beautiful girl in the world, according to dad, fade away with an illness with no cure. She fought for years with bravery and courage, at the end she was in a wheelchair and totally dependent; she gave unconditional love and now it was time to pay it back. Mom took a turn for the worse and was transferred to a hospital, the doctor there told me she was dying within a few days; what do you want to do, he asked, (Like what did that mean!) he came to me after she started having convulsions with concern. Saying, he could give her a medication to stop them but, it would put her in a coma, (I hesitated cause mom could talk to me.) but at 5 pm decided to let them give it to her to stop the convulsions. My sister left weeping- I sat at mom's bedside waiting, I felt her touch my hand and I looked at her and smiled, hi mom; in a weak voice she said, I love you ____ and went into a coma, I told them to turn off the machines and she flew up to Heaven. We gave her a beautiful funeral- if a funeral can be called beautiful, me, my sister and brothers united as one for mom to do that; I held myself together, smiling, talking- but I was wilting inside my soul. Then, at the cemetery, I was handed the ashes of my mother, my mom, the most important person in my life reduced to a small box; I broke inside, unseen and silent and never would I ever be the same, have been told time heals, NO, that is a lie- we push the pain back. It dwells within like an open wound ready to start bleeding over and over, I function, I write, I put on a mask of happiness but I am hiding; for the real me- is still screaming at the unfairness, shouting, WHY! ____________________________ June 16, 2019 Poetry/Narrative/Most Beautiful Girl In The World Copyright Protected, ID 19-1156-554-02 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym.

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Date: 6/21/2019 6:49:00 AM
Death is so unfair; it is always sad and a shock, a surprise, no matter how much warning you have had. I am so sorry for your loss, my friend. This poem cries.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/21/2019 2:51:00 PM
Caren, it was unfair, my mom was only just turned 69 years old, she should have had a lot more living to do, yes this poem cries and every poem I write about mother and I cannot stop writing them... thank you so much for visiting and the nice comment ~
Date: 6/20/2019 3:38:00 PM
This is truly heartfelt Constance, your penning brings out such sensitivity and graceful wording. May you know peace at this time, Yours sincerely, Gordon
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/20/2019 6:09:00 PM
Gordon, thanks for that nice comment and compliment, appreciate ~
Date: 6/16/2019 3:43:00 PM
Someone pass me a tissue please!:-( This hits poignantly close to home for me. It made teary-eyed just reading. Truly a phenomenal write, Constance. This a clear winner for me!
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/16/2019 3:46:00 PM
Edward, thank you for your compassion, although I have had a lot of death in my life, my mothers death really broke me, she was too young only 69, it made me cry too, and I wrote it !
Date: 6/16/2019 12:26:00 PM
Dear Heart, You've written a deeply meaningful expression of pain and love here. Sparing the rest of us who still can't find the words. -Richard
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/16/2019 12:32:00 PM
Thank you Richard, this is a pain that will never go away, never fade, and time cannot erase ~