Wednesday, January 2, 2013

For Mom


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I light a candle in your memory
and say a prayer.

It burns low;
wax runs down the side,
collecting and hardening
at the base.

It is a long prayer.


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30 comments:

  1. dang.

    one of the hardest memories i carry is the death of my MIL. she wasted away over a few years...it was time...and i had to tell my wife to let her go...then i gave the funeral...

    so you pinged me pretty good with this one.

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  2. Awww...that's so hard Brian. Sorry.

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  3. This is very touching, Mary. I think there are always lots of memories carried in one's heart around one's mother, and I know if I said such a prayer for mine it would be a long one too.

    So glad to see you in Poetry Jam!

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    1. Thank you Mary. I'm glad to be here.

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  4. Tough in every way, hope peace is found as you pray.

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    1. Thanks Pat. January 7 is the anniversary of my mom's death. It's been more than a few years and I still miss her, but...well, that just shows how fortunate I was to have such a great mom. :o)

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  5. OK....Vacation time is over Mary Bach.
    Remember your old friend G?
    Fridays?
    Funfest?
    Loved your poem.

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  6. This grabs you. Really well done.

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    1. Thank you Mama Zen. You know how it is with moms.

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  7. The ones we love will always live in our hearts and in our memories. Hugs, Mary.

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  8. Many facets to the small flame.
    You gave us one of them here.

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  9. Lovely and touching. Sorry for your loss.

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  10. Our moms live on in our hearts forever. So sad...I was watching old videos the other day..it was nice to see my parents even though it was sad at the same time. Sorry.

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  11. Simply lovely ... my mother has been gone five years. We light candles in her memory every holiday.

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    1. Thank you Helen. It's a lovely testament to remember our moms in this way.

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  12. Endearing... just beautiful, Mary.

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  13. This is a very universal feeling poem, Mary. I read it both as a mother of a grown daughter and as a daughter whose mother is gone. And thank you for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thank you Peggy. And I enjoyed your blog.

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