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Just a simple old man who likes to write poetry.


Mother's Day

Blog Posted:5/11/2018 3:16:00 PM

I sat down this morning and was trying to put my thoughts on paper about the upcoming Mother's Day. I've written a few poems about my mom in the past and thought I would do it again. As most of you know, my mother passed away last year. This will be my first Mother's Day without her here. As I started writing the tears in my eyes blurred my words. The lump in my throat choked off my wind. I could not go on. It was still too raw. I loved her so.

If you'll indulge me, I'd like to share a short story with you about myself and my mom. In 1957 she brought me into this world. That was before modern medicine is as we know it today. She told me she was in labor for about 2 days. She said she knew then how stubborn I would be She told me the Dr had to slap my ass twice to get me to cry and then i cried so loud nurses came in from the hall. She knew i would be rough and loud, all boy, as she put it. As days passed she said I cooed and laughed a lot which told her I would be talkative and have a good sense of humor. She knew everything about me before I was one year old and that I would find and go my own way. She loved and nurtured me, with the help of a loving husband and a strong faith in God. She knew already, what I was equipped with personality wise all she had to do was give me a stong set of values, teach me good morals and instill in me her/their faith in God and that is exactly what she did. I'm certain most of you could tell a similar story. I look back now and see her blueprint and tried my best to use it to raise my own children. Of course, I had to tweak it my own way. I'm guessing she probably knew that too.

  To be raised with siblings in a God fearing home, by two average hard working common parents and see how to have a successful marriage and a happy home life was such a blessing. If i went running to her with a scraped knee or elbow, she obviously knew the difference in a scrape and a cut, most times she'd say" quit crying, clean that up and go play" I would immediately shut up look at my bloody knee/elbow  and go back to whatever it was i was doing when i got hurt. A microcosm story of life. When life knocks me down, I always get up brush myself off and get back after it. No use in crying about it because it doesn't help. 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, mom if you can hear me, thank you and I love you. I would also like to say thank you  to all of you mothers out there. I know the hardships and sacrifices of parenthood, i simply have never endured the pain of childbirth and I hope and pray you all have a happy Mother's Day and get a good return on your investment. lol   Thank you for reading and God bless..  

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Date: 5/15/2018 3:46:00 AM
This is so sweet, Danny. I know your mom is very proud of you up there in heaven and you are a very good-hearted son and I know she was a very lucky mom to have had a kind and talented son like you. I missed my mother too yesterday. She was the kindest, sweetest mother anyone could wish for and I was lucky to be born to her. I read your poem about your mom and I thought it was wonderful. I wrote one for mine too but I posted it last year. My mother passed away years ago but I still think of her. You will do the same but time does help but we will never forget them because we are a part of them and their love lives on in us. Best wishes. Carole :D
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Date: 5/14/2018 4:25:00 AM
Our mother passed away January last year. I read this wonderful blog with tears in my eyes. My friend, we both had truly wonderful and very loving mothers and that blessing can never be measured in dollars and cents. Mother's Day, we let our mothers know how much we love and appreciate them ,but we should be doing that everyday.
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Date: 5/14/2018 6:17:00 PM
Thank you for reading and sharing Robert. I am truly sorry for your loss. If we had no regrets, there would be no grief. We grow accustomed to being apart and living our own lives and they are but a phone call away but when they're gone one begins to think of their own mortality then grief transforms itself back into regret.
Date: 5/13/2018 12:30:00 PM
Hi Daniel, Based on this touching and moving write, you have an amazing mother. Your story moved me tears.With that being said you must be an amazing man too. Because the "apple doesn't fall to far from the tree". Thank you so much for sharing your story and for wishing me a Happy Mother's Day:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/13/2018 12:44:00 PM
Alexis, I appreciate your kind words and your time. I'd like to think I am a good person because to think otherwise would be disrespectful and demeaning to all of the work and love my parents put in to raising me. Thank you for your kindness and have a blessed Mother's Day:)
Date: 5/13/2018 11:07:00 AM
Daniel, I love the love you express and the lighthearted poignancy of your of beautiful story.. it brought a tear (actually, more than a few) to my eyes and a smile to my lips. Your lovely and loving mom reminds me of my departed and beloved mom - soul sisters, I'm sure :)) Thank you for sharing your heart and for the happy mother's day wishes.. Warmest wishes, dear friend ~Susan
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Date: 5/13/2018 12:12:00 PM
My dear Susan, I could talk about my mom for hours as I am certain you could too. Women of yesteryear were of a special breed. Times have changed and the modern woman simply isn't the same. God bless you and have a wonderful day:)
Date: 5/12/2018 8:26:00 PM
You were a good son, Daniel, your mom sounded like she raised you with great values. I know you still miss her deeply. Thank you for sharing your story with us and for the Happy Mother’s Day .. bless you dear friend
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Date: 5/12/2018 9:10:00 PM
Thank you Eve. i could have been better and yes I do still miss her. She was quite a lady.
Date: 5/12/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thanks for sharing DT, many find this time of year very difficult. Am sure your mum is still watching over you:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/12/2018 9:04:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. Yes, I know I am not the only one. many have lost their parents, siblings and loved ones. I hope she has better things to do than think about me. God bless:)
Date: 5/11/2018 5:41:00 PM
I feel your pain, Daniel. I'm saddened you lost your Mom. The holidays/birthdays are so difficult to get through when Mom is no longer here. No one can wipe the grief away. It's a void you'll never fill but you will in time learn to cope & live your life with her absent. There'll always be moments when tears will come. Let yourself feel the emotions. She is & always will be alive & present in your heart where tears come from. Stay connected. Cherish her memories & life & feel the blessing of her Love. I lost my Mom 11 yrs ago. I still miss her, always will. The tears still come but if they didn't, I'd wonder if I was losing my everlasting connection with her. God bless you. hugs ~ Artsie
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Date: 5/11/2018 6:03:00 PM
Thank you, Daniel. Yes, she will & you will. I'm glad you shared your story & if it's any consolation, the tears still flow when I write in reference to my Mom or read a poem I've written for/about her. But I feel like I'm letting my Mom know she's still in my heart & thoughts. It's helped me to reminisce about her. There's nothing anyone can say but folks who will listen help the most I think. God bless you. ~ Artsie
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Date: 5/11/2018 5:50:00 PM
Thank you, Artsie. Yes, she will live on through me and my children but it would be nice to get a big hug. I will see her again one day. I wish you a Happy mother's Day:)
Date: 5/11/2018 5:40:00 PM
What a lovely write, Daniel. Thank you for sharing with us. I believe you've got great material for a couple of poems here.
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Date: 5/11/2018 5:46:00 PM
Thank you, Line. Probably but not yet. Eventually, I'll be able to write for her again. Happy Mother's Day:)
Date: 5/11/2018 5:14:00 PM
Daniel---God Bless and I somehow know your Mom is smiling broadly and bragging with her friends right now!
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Date: 5/11/2018 5:41:00 PM
Thank you, Craig.You are probably right:)but knowing my mom, she is most likely with my dad and my brother and she's telling my dad all of the things I did wrong after he died and they're probably having a good laugh at my expense. Some things never change:)

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