Time is a great healer they say
But I still think of you every day
Little things can trigger memories
Teasing my mind and sensories

Little yellow flowers and butterflies
Lily of the Valley comes to mind
The smell of apple pie with nutmeg
Baking in the oven fills my head

The love for your sisters and brothers
Your nieces, nephews, sons and daughter
The glue that held family together
Managing to make things feel better

Family took care of family was ingrained
No matter even if they were a pain
Your absence has left the circle broken
But God has kept us going as He has spoken

That one day we will all be together again
Forever bonded with Him we pray Amen!

© July 29, 2016

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Posted: Jul 2016
About this poem:

Not sure sensories is a word as it doesn't like the spelling but googled it and said it was a word - who knows. All I know is it rhymed.

In Memory of my Mom who passed away August 5, 2008 - wish I could have written it a little more eloquent - but my Mom was a practical person and she passed that on to me. I only started publishing my poems in the Newark Valley Moonlighter and on here after she passed away - she never really knew that impractical side of me or understood it as she lived through the Depression on a farm with 5 other siblings and 2 hard working and strict parents - her life was not easy. My parents divorced after 33 years of marriage. Her children and family came first and was very important to her - no time to be impractical.

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Hi gb

I never knew how much I loved my mother till she passed away 21 years ago this September 17th. I mean i always knew i loved her but the need to tell her how very hard to do when she is no longer here to hold.

This year especially, I feel so close to her in my heart I can only describe it as "Good Grief"

I loved reading your beautiful scented thoughts IN MEMORY OF MOM D.O.D. AUGUST 5, 2008

Martina xxx teddybear heart wings hug bouquet
Hi GP - heartfelt, heaven sent, also being poets we can make up our own words on occasions, that is OK, sometimes I do it myself - lcbr
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Thanks Travis. I'm a retired secretary - so I'm my worse critic when it comes to punctuation, grammar and spelling. Thank you for your kind comments.

Kathy hug
beautifully written... you are an awesome poet
Kathy, Eloquence can give way to the hearts emotion and the sharing thereof, a deep love resonates between the lines. Phil.teddybear
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Thank you Martina. I'm sure your Mom knows how much you love her. I know that the only way I can bare not seeing here is the fact that I know I will see her again. I'm sure you will too see your Mom again. Take care - meanwhile hugs from one daughter to another! hug

Kathy teddybear sad flower
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Lovely tribute to your mom and the LOVE shared within your family!

Your use of the term "sensories" is justified under "poetic licence" which is:
"the freedom that poets and other artists have to change facts, ignore grammar rules etc, because what they are making is poetry or art."

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Thank you LCBR - good to know I can make up words to rhyme! It just seemed to flow in at the end of the sentence for some reason and senses didn't work. Thanks for your encouragement and kind comments.

Kathy teddybear
Hi Kathy, a wonderful write. I wait now for the day i can be with my mother again. This write puts things into perspective. This is a heartfelt write. Just reading it brought out a flood of memories for me, some sad but mostly happy i must say. Let your heart sing whichever way it wishes too. A lovely dedication Kathy. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Thank you faithful youras. I really appreciated your kind compliments on all my poems.

Kathy teddybear
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Thank you Phil - it is good to have you back on.

Kathy teddybear
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Thank you Socrates. I really never have thought of myself as an artist. I always wanted to be able to paint lovely pictures on canvas. Instead I can only strive to produce this lovely pictures in one's mind by words - not quite the same for the picture is there only for a fleeting moment where as on canvas it is there all the time to see. Thank you again.

Kathy teddybear
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Thank you Mike so much for your heartfelt comments - may your memories of your Mom all be good and comfort you.

Kathy hug teddybear
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Nice beautiful tribute to your mom ,
Good selection of words and composition hug
it's never easy writing a poem for your loved ones
my mum still with me and she's strong
but as a human and brought up by her
I share a feeling of compassion when I share things like these ...thank you dear and may our poets love also be with you in love and in love . sad flower
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Ali - thank you for your kind and generous comments.

Kathy teddybear
truly a heartfelt beautiful write kathy amen is our souls reunion finding heaven passing you a warm smile pal angel grin
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Bringing back for Mother's Day on May 14, 2017 in the United States. teddybear
Kathy ~ Your words are beautiful ~ but even more beautiful is the love that comes pulsing through
your fingers ~ as you put those feelings into a poem.

I think I miss my mother the most when I've thought of somethng from the past, and
almost start telling her about it ~ then of course realize she is here no longer here..

Thank you for sharing your love with us all.

Madyteddybear hug
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Beautiful GP. We live with the memories of our love ones and that; nobody can take it away.A loving tribute to your dear MOM. SM
A beautiful poem to memories of your much loved mum.hug
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Mady - South Miami and Redex - ty so much for your kind comments. This will put the poem to rest for the year. Thanks for visiting.

Kathy teddybear
This is a very touching dedication to the most precious person in the world. I felt as if you wrote this poem about my mother. Mother's day is every day - every day is special when mothers are beside and care for us. sigh Thank you!bouquet
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Thank you South Miami - missed a couple of people's comments. Thanks for stopping by. Now time for Mother's Day 2018.

Kathy wave
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Thank you Marikia - now it is Mother's Day again May 13, 2018. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

Kathy teddybear
lovely and beuatifully written . thank you for sharing it Kathy. I can feel your pain. Only Time is not a great healer . Unfortunatelly... Gr. Lilly kiss
Lovely poem Kathy your Mom sounds to have been a remarkable woman and mother wave teddybear
Even though this poem has been around for a while, I thought it was a good one as Mother's Day is tomarrow. My mom just turned 78 on March 23 and she is caring for my nephew and his two kids. She also visits my dad in the nursing home almost every day as he cannot walk without falling, he's 81.bouquet
Lovely poem Kathy only get one Mom and how prescious they are indeed when we have been blessed to have a good one.
Fond memories we have of loved ones that pass away are priceless !wave teddybear
Good letter Intense, Thanks to give us that pleasure to read Interest poem
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Thank you for reading Amed and your kind words.

Kathy wave
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Thank you Lilly and Happy Chappy for your kind comments and for stopping in and reading.

Kathy teddybear
Beautifu...mum's are the most special people . It feels like there's no one there to keep the storms at bay when she passes away and we have to step into her shoes and become her in her place or try to ..thank you for sharing .
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