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Brown paper memories she puts in my hands
Twine roughly tied in a bow slightly askew
Part and parcel of a humble life once led?
My defiant eyes meet hers of black velvet dew 

Give me back my Mother I care not for memories Don’t pressure me into accepting that she has gone
Paper gets ripped - just a supermarket album More nostalgic memories which I toss to the side With sadness not disguised my sisters eyes meet mine Grossly callous I have been - her tears she doesn't hide
These are more than just old photos Are they not? I take the album - turn the first page
Monochrome pledges they made to each other Loving adorations on their wedding day Her calligraphic script embellish each page I read this in the ink of her thoughts that say
'So dreary was my life till we met - My Love You asked for my hand so to make you complete Placing a twinkling star in each of my palms With a gentle bow you laid the moon at my feet’ ‘You are the tea leaves I am the tea pot I the tiny snowflake and you the snow’ You are my Sunshine and I am your Moon I am the dew on the roses you grow’
‘A true friend is a person who knows you Yet likes you anyway - complete with faults’
My Mother a poet? I am amazed! Inspirational thoughts in true poetic form Wondrously I leaf through - turning page after page Different quotes for my father and her children Sapient wisdom over years as we aged
‘Wisdom without action is as useless as hot ice’
Though the poetic words soften her trials a shade There it all is - her tribulations - thoughts and fears Recollections of ‘Her’ in memories and rhyme Red grows my eyes trying to suppress these tears
Do not be afraid to take your chances Sweetest fruits hang from the farthest branches
She scripted herself on every page she had written A beautiful rose preserved for now and ever more Our Angel of love embraced tight in her persona Our lovely Mother - My Model - I loved and adored
‘Your Religion is Life To preach is to practice’
‘Be grateful for the Angels put in our midst Even if it is but for a little while ‘Cause they are borrowed and strictly on loan’ Mum PS I love you ***
Video Clip ED SHEERAN - Supermarket Flowers – sung by BIANCA

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/27/2019 4:43:00 PM
An epic and heartfelt tribute to your mother
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Date: 6/13/2018 12:02:00 PM
You my dear friend are a poet's poet! I am truly at a loss for words in how to present the admiration, and praise that this magnificent tribute to your mom/family you have created. And I know myself , how hard it was to write about my mother after she died. A fav, a gem that evokes beloved memories of mothers are so dearly loved and missed!
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Date: 5/2/2018 12:29:00 PM
Such a beautiful, beautiful tribute to your mother. This wonderful poem gave loving memories of my beloved mother. Of all her treasured possessions, I only chose one thing, her Holy Bible (w/her handwritten script on the border of each page.) That is my living connection w/her. Ty, Maria for this precious remembrance of her thru your talented pen. Here is the song "All" by Al Jarreau, I was listening too while reading this poem. Love and joy always. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkn4D2cpMw
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Maria Williams
Date: 5/11/2018 6:49:00 AM
Freddie thanks so much for your loving and heartfelt comment. I think you kept the possession that she wanted you to keep the Holy Bible that was the closest thing to her heart, and with her own handwritten script on each page, how special must that be. You are truly blessed. I loved the song that you recommended. Thanks for that and always for the lovely comments that you leave when you visit. Greatly appreciated my friend....Maria hugs
Date: 4/15/2018 9:16:00 PM
So much wisdom and uncommon common sense here, exquisitely wrapped and presented. Highbrow poetic philosophy, Maria! :) gw
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Date: 4/16/2018 1:10:00 AM
Thank you so much Gershon, it was a hard one to write. My Mother was an Angel in our midst, 5 years on, and all 8 of us still feel as if a there's a part of us missing. Still we were very blessed, and feel so grateful.....Maria
Date: 4/12/2018 1:39:00 PM
A tremendous rejoicement reading your poem Maria Williams! Pride, Love dripping from the whole poem! So "suppress tears" dear poetess, what a beautiful soul, mind and heat your mother is!
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Date: 4/13/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thanks once again Besmir, 5 years on after my mother has gone and all 8 of us still feel as if she left taking a little part of each of us. An Angel in our midst....Maria
Date: 4/12/2018 1:34:00 PM
A solace bringing in valuable recollections of a most precious soul.. It is a sigh joy sharing memories, adorable events, celebrations, states of life and love.. A blessing to have the power to read "the ink of the thoughts of your mother"! An adept, powerful poetess giving a great tribute to her mother, a vivid presence within the poem to the point of having your mother a poetess herself! "So dreary was my life till we met my love"!
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Date: 4/13/2018 2:12:00 AM
Thank you so much Besma, both for dropping by and you lovely comments, I truly appreciate both. I'm not sure if I can accept the title of an adept powerful poetess, you are too kind, and thank you so much. You are a wonderful poetess, more people need to read your wonderful poems. I will send you a soup mail.....Maria xxx
Date: 3/29/2018 7:35:00 AM
My mum died, your poem brought back all the loving memories, sniff ;(
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Date: 4/13/2018 2:05:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear that Yazmin, my Mother died 5 years ago, all 8 of us still feel as if part of us is missing. An Angel she was.....Maria xxx
Date: 3/27/2018 12:17:00 PM
Hello Maria - Please allow me to let your entry stand. There is nothing I could ever add. I see so much attention to detail. Any reader knows this was well thought out by you. Time after time you deliver the total package with your work. It was an honor turning to your page today. Hold this particular entry close and dear.
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Date: 4/13/2018 2:06:00 AM
Your beautiful presence is always appreciated my dear friend, thanks for stopping by with your lovely comments and support....Maria xxx
Date: 3/21/2018 10:12:00 AM
Hi Maria This is a lovely and heart touching memory along with beautiful quotes of wisdom... ‘Wisdom without action is as useless as hot ice’ Give me back my Mother I care not for memories Don’t pressure me into accepting that she has gone A lovely tribute. Hugs to mom
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:57:00 AM
Thanks so much Muhammad, both for the visit and lovely comment. I appreciate both my friend....Maria
Date: 3/20/2018 6:10:00 PM
Hi Maria, this is such an amazing write for your Mother. Your words pour out straight from the heart. Your words have touched the heart so deeply. I read through this piece and the emotions flow so easily within me. A most beautiful poem for a most beautiful soul. May your pen ever run gold Maria. This write has to be a fave, Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:55:00 AM
Thank you so much Mike, I am so happy that you liked and faved this poem. I am so sorry to be commenting so late on this, but I dont know if anyone else is having trouble commenting on PS, at times it doesn't go through, one tends to forget about coming back. My apologies....Maria
Date: 3/16/2018 5:59:00 AM
Dear Maria: what a loving tribute to your Mum. I was deeply touched by your words and precious memories of her. You have definitely inherited all her sweet traits. Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Thank you so much Suz, So happy that you think that. thanks for the visit and sweet comment....Maria xxx
Date: 3/15/2018 7:45:00 AM
I've read this before but a second time read is very much worth my time. Because this poem is simply filled with LOVE and FAMILY! Beautiful and I love it! Your mother's love is what made you stronger. And you're a beautiful soul my lovely friend... With all my love ~ Kina ~
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Date: 3/15/2018 10:35:00 PM
Thank you for doing that my dear friend. I really appreciate your love and support. From one inspired Soul to another take care and good to have you back....Maria xxx
Date: 3/14/2018 12:02:00 AM
wow, you got to see an amazing side of your mother by reading that album. You did not know she was a poet? She was amazing!
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Date: 3/14/2018 3:33:00 AM
My Mother left many albums Andrea, mostly inspirational thoughts, she was living walking poetry in motion. A true Angel that we were very fortunate to have had in our lives. All eight of us try hard to be like her, but none of us come close unfortunately.Thank you so much for visiting and the lovely comments always....Maria xxx
Date: 3/13/2018 2:33:00 PM
OMG and WOW! My dear friend Maria, you have moved me to tears. So ethereally exquisite. Your deeply tender, revealing and lovingly emotional poem is ravishing! I love the photo as well! Your Mum must have truly been a beautiful person. Having lost my beloved Mom, I found your poem stirring my heart and soul in a beautiful way. An absolute fave my lovely friend! Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Date: 3/13/2018 11:05:00 PM
Oh Susan my dear friend, what would I do without your Ethereal presence and wonderful support and comments? We were the fortunate ones to have had these Angels in our midst to mentor and tutor us. So many don't. Have you checked your soup mail yet?....Maria xxx
Date: 3/13/2018 1:43:00 PM
A moving and beautiful tribute to your mom Maria...
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Date: 3/13/2018 11:06:00 PM
Thank you Joseph both for the visit and lovely comments always....Maria
Date: 3/13/2018 5:12:00 AM
- Oh, this is one of the most beautiful poems I've read on this page Maria - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/13/2018 7:47:00 AM
You are most kind Anne-Lise. Thank you for your visit and appreciation...Maria xxx
Date: 3/12/2018 2:04:00 PM
Maria: Well done as always. Your mom would be proud. Thank you for reminding all of us, of the unselfish mom's in our lives. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Date: 3/13/2018 7:41:00 AM
Buck, your visit is most welcome and thank you for your lovely comments. I think the poem was inspired by my Mum...Maria
Date: 3/12/2018 12:00:00 PM
Really a special, beautiful album. You honor your mother for all time, by your lovely words and by you, just being you. I think she did perfect. Thank you for sharing. Seeing your splendid work has been a wonderful way to start the day!
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Date: 3/13/2018 7:38:00 AM
I am most flattered by your visit and comments Joe. I think my Mum was my inspiration...Maria
Date: 3/12/2018 8:42:00 AM
Nostalgic, romantic, a life well-lived and well-loved. You did her so much justice; the pride oozes out of you in this poem. It's a honor to read this; I feel like I've peeked into your soul a bit.
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Date: 3/13/2018 7:37:00 AM
Thank you Caren for giving me the honor too. Thanks for your visit...Maria
Date: 3/12/2018 8:12:00 AM
This is a special piece. I see you came by your talent honestly. Your mom’s words blend well with your own.
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Date: 3/12/2018 8:27:00 AM
Thank you Rick. You visit is most appreciated. I also looked up your site www.wisedummypoet.com and I compliment you...Maria
Date: 3/12/2018 7:50:00 AM
So so touching dear Maria!!! Reminds me of my gentle dear Mum! SWEET!!! Love, Happy Jack xox
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Date: 3/12/2018 8:17:00 AM
You, my new found friend, have brightened my mornings beyond words! I truly hope we can continue a lasting friendship!!! Much love dear Maria, Happy Jack XOX
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Date: 3/12/2018 7:55:00 AM
I am really most touched Happy Jack that you took the time to visit. I appreciate it my friend, so glad that you liked this and reminded you of your own sweet Mum.....Maria xox
Date: 3/12/2018 1:14:00 AM
Oh Maria, I miss my mom...Beautiful
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Date: 3/12/2018 6:18:00 AM
Thank you so much Pashang, I really appreciate both your support and visit dear friend. So glad that you liked this. It sounds like she was a very special lady your Mum....Maria
Date: 3/12/2018 12:33:00 AM
Excellent and touching tirbute to your mother. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 3/12/2018 6:17:00 AM
Thank you so much Ravi, I really appreciate both your support and visit dear friend. So glad that you liked this....Maria
Date: 3/11/2018 11:49:00 PM
Beautiful memories of a beautiful mother expressed beautifully. She would be so proud of you, Maria.
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Date: 3/12/2018 6:15:00 AM
Thank you so much Carole, I really appreciate both your support and visit dear friend. So glad that you liked this....Maria xxx
Date: 3/11/2018 11:48:00 PM
Hi Maria, you have written such a beautiful tribute to your mother here, so moving, if your mother is still with you I hope she reads this as she would be so proud of you, my mother turns 100 in May and I only wish I could write something that lovely for her, well written my friend, take care.......Vera
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Date: 3/12/2018 6:12:00 AM
Thank you so much Vera, I really appreciate both your support and visit dear friend. So glad that you liked this. We thought that our Mother would live to well past 100, she was going so well, till she she went in for a simple kidney stone removal, and the doctor should we say "stiffed up" big time. Still it was her time I guess...Maria xxx
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