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Premium Member Poem Ode to My Mother Keith Trestrail Rhyme Rhyme abider, loss, mother,

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Ode to My Mother

She was of this rich earth and clay
a darling lass so full of life and so wont at play
who used to water ski in Turtle Bay

At Carnival time costume in hand
marched and danced she in a masquerade band
till Las Lap and midnight's last stand

The year was nineteen fifty-three
when down the aisle walked in grace and beauty
my future mother and bride to be

A Catholic girl whose love was true
torn between the man she loved and faith she knew
but followed her heart and said "I do!"

Was a leap of faith and a call to fate
to stay all the madness and mayhem at our gate
or leave Trinidad before it's too late

Her island home for us all gave up
and of life's bittersweet wine drank from its cup
but a poisoned chalice she did sup

She was an abider of all that's good
and raised us in the joys and love of motherhood
in the devotions for which she stood

Who taught me in the ways of love
and edified the outcast soul in me to rise above
when all our lives she was a part of

The breast that suckled life in arms
needed more than healing salves or curing balms
yet bravely you fought all its harms

Now it's been twoscore years gone
since God among His saints counted you as one
and a darkness fell this world upon.


              February 2018

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