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The last embrace

As a child , I believed everything and everyone is forever, for me there was no death no fear. As I grew up I learnt the truth the hard way, My world changed within few seconds when the doctor said my mother was suffering from cancer. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, I saw her beautiful skin turn pale in colour, as the days passed by she looked more and more weak. I kept reminding her my childhood antiques, she smiled as a drop of tear rolled down her cheeks. There was no good news , with every passing second I thought I was losing my mom, my dearest mother. I planned my future with so much certainty, but forgot that life doesn't follow rules. I held her hand and kissed her eyes, that moment is forever etched in my memory. I asked her one day, if she wanted anything? laying on the hospital bed , she asked me if I could give her a little bit of heaven, seeing my puzzled face she hid her smile . I had no idea what she was talking about, I hugged her , then she felt asleep forever. I saw a photo kept beside the bed, it was a photo of my mom , holding baby me in her arms . Her smile was pure, her eyes were beaming with happiness , as I turned the photo around, something was written in my mom's handwriting, Happy birthday my dear, you are my little bit of heaven

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Date: 9/22/2021 9:52:00 AM
Garima, congratulations on your win in my L contest with your wonderfully penned and emotional poem, splendid writing ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Garima Dubey
Date: 9/22/2021 2:41:00 PM
Thank you so much Constance.
Date: 3/20/2021 9:03:00 PM
What a moving tribute to you blessed mother. A heartfelt narrative of your love for her. Thank you for posting such a memorable verse. Best wishes, Brian
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Garima Dubey
Date: 3/21/2021 2:56:00 AM
Thank you so much Brian but this poem is actually about my grandmother.I wrote this from perspective of my dad because he was very close to her and was devastated after he lost her from cancer.My mother is hail and healthy.