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STRONG AND FORTHRIGHT

So strong and forthright My mother A lady of stature A generous soul Her early life She tried to forget Her spirit was strong So her life went on ~ Towards the end She came to stay Our roles now sadly reversed Mother needed help to bathe now weak with pain still strong and brave As this precious memory comes to mind Her voice I hear so loud and clear... ‘Darling you shouldn’t be doing this for I am your mother and you are my child My reply to her with tears in my eyes... ‘As a child you loved and cared for me and I return that love and care for you’ She smiled ~ a smile I'll ne’er forget Splashing me gently Getting me wet I cared for her For just a short time And held her hand As her soul took flight ~ part of my heart went with her that night ~ Written 2nd August 2020 Poignant memory of my Mother aged just 67 ~ HER BIRTHDAY TODAY ~ 7TH AUGUST ~ GOD BLESS YOU AUDREY MAY ~ Contest Dusty Old Memories Sponsor Constance La France FIRST PLACE Contest COMPLETELY YOUR CHOICE 18 Sponsor Brian Strand N/A

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Date: 10/12/2020 1:28:00 AM
A wonderful poem for your mother. I sat with my father and my grandmother. More silence than talk. When we lose someone who loved us. A part of us is lost too. Thank you dear Ann for sharing your words and your thoughts.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 10/13/2020 4:21:00 AM
Yes John they take a piece of our heart when they leave and life can never be quite the same again. I lost my beloved husband in 2008 and tragically my only son ~ my only child died suddenly last year 18th October, so my pain is very raw. My poetry helps as it can be quite cathartic to put ones emotions down on paper. Thank you for your support my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/8/2020 7:25:00 AM
A wonderfully sad memory. Congrats on your win. Well deserved.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/9/2020 3:32:00 AM
So many thanks to you DM for your lovely words and congrats. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/8/2020 3:45:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on your top win Ann! Much love :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/9/2020 3:31:00 AM
Dearest Aditi thank you and much love to you too... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/7/2020 7:19:00 PM
Beautiful indeed! Congratulations on your win!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/9/2020 3:31:00 AM
Wow... thank you Mark for 'beautiful' and congrats, I appreciate your visit. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/7/2020 12:20:00 PM
Ann, congratulations on your win in my memories challenge with this excellent write, so emotional, it truly touched my heart, a FAV for me _Constance
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/9/2020 3:29:00 AM
Thank you dear Constance such a wonderful comment from you - I feel truly honoured that my poetry touched your heart. Thank you too for your wonderful contests and the time you take over each one. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/7/2020 1:56:00 AM
- A poem that shows true love, Ann ... deeds you will never regret -Congratulations on your top win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/9/2020 3:27:00 AM
Awww thank you so much Sunshine for your beautiful words that I truly appreciate my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/6/2020 10:27:00 PM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this... making me nostalgic of my Mom. God bless you!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/9/2020 3:26:00 AM
Bless you dear Beata and thank you so much for your lovely comments. With kinds thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/6/2020 7:28:00 PM
Such a sweet and tender journey you've taken the reader on, my dear friend. God bless you and your words. With heartfelt hugs, Gina
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/6/2020 8:54:00 PM
Bless you dear Gina and today is her birthday ~~7th August ~~ ×××
Date: 8/6/2020 4:50:00 PM
Another read, another tear. Congratulatory blessings, dear Ann! Hugs ~ John
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John Watt
Date: 8/6/2020 11:00:00 PM
Happy birthday, dear Mum, RIP.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/6/2020 8:52:00 PM
7th August ~ today it would be her birthday...
Date: 8/4/2020 12:31:00 PM
Nice penning Ann , good imagery and expression. Trust all is well with you, Blessings always,Gordon
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/6/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thank so much Gordon, it is always good to hear from you. I hope you too are well and enjoying the lovely sunshine. Kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/4/2020 6:34:00 AM
Strong emotions and love dripping in each of your lines Ann mam..True love first evolves between a mother and child.You've showered your feelings in your muse beautifully.My best wishes for you in the contest:-)Have a lovely day.Take care.Much love sent to you.:-)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/6/2020 3:32:00 PM
Bless you dear Deepa for your beautiful words of encouragement I thank you. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/3/2020 5:25:00 PM
I know what you mean about that part of your heart leaving. Thank goodness for all the endearing memories we can carry with us. Such a beautiful write, Ann. I know you mother would love it to pieces. Enjoy the full moon tonight, my stellar friend! Hugs ~ John
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/4/2020 2:10:00 AM
Yes John those memories are so precious and I will cherish them forever. Thank you for your lovely words John. Did you know I now have my very own telescope ~ a present from my grandson (see my poem ~ all shiny and new) I have not stopped looking at the Moon and Jupiter since it arrived and I have so much to explore in those celestial skies ~ so exciting! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/3/2020 8:51:00 AM
I read this breath taking write twice over - mother and daughters are very close always but I have to say that my father and I were closer. Love your write Ann, mothers are special. Hugs, Jennifer
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/4/2020 2:06:00 AM
Thank you so much Jennifer for your lovely comments and I really appreciate your visit. So glad you enjoyed it my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/3/2020 12:14:00 AM
A verse from your heart Ann, that bond between mother and daughter is so strong and can't be broken even in death. Tom
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/4/2020 2:04:00 AM
That is so true Tom and I can still hear her laugh when I think about happier times. She was a force of nature and I know where'er she may be she will be running things for sure, haha... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/2/2020 8:23:00 PM
Such a wonderful explanation of love rendered between mother and daughter - both selfless and willing to nurture and take care. This is a wonderful write, Ann. Good luck in the contest. It is a winner! Your mother only made it to 67. This makes me sad as I turned 68 a mere two months ago.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/4/2020 2:00:00 AM
Yes she went far too soon. She was full of life ~ a strong and generous lady but sadly the dreaded C took her... Thank you for your lovely comments Caren, always good to hear from you. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/2/2020 11:58:00 AM
This is such a heartfelt memory of your mother Ann. Beautifully penned with your nostalgic emotions :) Best wishes for the contest!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/2/2020 4:35:00 PM
Thank you dear Aditi for your lovely words and wishes. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/2/2020 6:09:00 AM
Wow this is such an important memory and message. Beautifully, tenderly written Ann :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/2/2020 6:13:00 AM
Bless you dear Heidi, it was such a tender moment and I cherish it. I hope you are well my friend and thank you for your lovely comments. With kindest thoughts Ann xx