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mother's role

she was not such an old woman then 
when she tended to my tears 
and as always said "be still or 
i'll never get the splinter" and 
"how is it you always get 
these things in your feet" 
i didn't know the answer then 
anymore than i do now 
though i went barefoot 
all the time and never do now 
but things were different then 
i was young and careless 
still believing in 
her bigger than life image 

no, she not such an old woman when 
i cried over the simple truth 
that she would grow old and 
cut off the coal black ponytail 
and her skin would wither 
as all women's will 
i somehow half believed 
she would stay young forever 
then one day everything 
about mother changed except her role

Copyright © Faith Elizabeth Brigham | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 4/8/2016 2:09:00 AM

Faith Elizabeth Brigham, you've expressed yourself well, I enjoyed your poem. ~LINDA~
Date: 7/4/2015 12:43:00 AM

Awesome poem,,,, stumbled across this poem. Thanks for sharing. Have yourself a safe and Happy 4th of July.... Love SKAT
Date: 1/6/2014 6:49:00 PM

Faith, you touched my heart as memories of Mom came flying in! You are great writer. my best, chuck
Date: 1/2/2014 4:03:00 PM

- A really good and touching write Faith - well done! - Happy New Year!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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