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Time

They say that time heals all
Yet there never seems enough
To say the words, to give your love
A mother always dies too soon

You try to make it linger
As her age increases yearly
You pray that God will spare her
Because you love her dearly

But when the days get tedious
She’s sick, alone and weary
You pray that God may take her
Because you love her dearly

Mother, we will miss you,
Your love, your care and support
You have given us your all
And triumphantly defied life’s challenges

You were so busy caring for others 
That you forgot about yourself
In honour and in gratefulness, we say
Sweet mother, dearest oma*, may you rest in peace

Rest peacefully now your time has come 
May angels guide your way
The time has come...yet 'tis oh so hard
To see you on your way

*Oma is dutch for Grandmother

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/4/2015 2:40:00 AM
Your poem is very real and true . I just got reminded of someone who was very close to me. :)
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Date: 5/3/2015 8:43:00 PM
Huberta, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love
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Date: 5/3/2015 7:50:00 PM
Huberta, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. ~Always & Forever~ LINDA
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Date: 2/23/2014 8:10:00 AM
profound take on time and space, huberta.. cheers to you on your great win!.. huggs
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/23/2014 4:19:00 PM
Thank you Nette, it is an honor to have received it among so many talented poets like yourself cheers Huberta
Date: 2/22/2014 8:05:00 PM
well done Huberta, have a nice day..SKAT
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/23/2014 4:17:00 PM
Thanks SKAT, looking forward to your next posting
Date: 2/22/2014 9:40:00 AM
Very touching, so sorry for your loss.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 2/22/2014 9:41:00 AM
Oops I forgot to congratulate you.
Date: 2/22/2014 3:35:00 AM
Enjoyed the write on Space and Time . Congrats on the fine win, Huberta
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/22/2014 6:54:00 AM
Thank you, Dr. Ram, it was a special day for me to receive such an honour among so many very talented poets.
Date: 2/22/2014 3:34:00 AM
Huberta, this is quite beautiful and congratulations on the win... Verlena
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Huberta van Akkeren
Date: 2/22/2014 6:52:00 AM
Thank you, I actually wrote and read this poem for my mum's funeral...and today would have been her birthday...a special day for a win...she still guides me Love H.