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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

Saying 
   
‘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

                    ~ a 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
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Copyright © Ann Gilmour

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