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Author Name: Freejohncarter 8 Comments
Date Added: April 16, 2008 17:04:51 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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My Mum


My Mum


She was the long walk home
No bus ever ran this moonlit mile
Counted streetlights on the way
Trees that bowed before the wind
Strangers voices in the breeze
In my youthful fearless ramble
Tread softly in your life
A mothers words that resonate
Lay gently on my mind
A piano plays
A haunting chord
With delicate fingers
That touched my soul.
A heart that left me silent
For so long.


Author's Notes:
My Mum had amazing hands. She taught me how to play piano. She would hold my fingers and we would press the keys and she would sing to me as i sat on her lap. She was a lovely woman and gave more than she recieved. I will always remember her hand placed upon mine.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on April 19, 2008 06:14:33 PM Report
This is just a lovely rememberance, John..Crafted like a poet...len
Comment By: Freeleahlopez on April 18, 2008 06:20:27 PM Report
Touching indeed John. Good write.  A mixutre of inspiration and sadness that come across my mind. Keep writing.


Lopez x

Comment By: FreeLorraina on April 18, 2008 11:02:13 AM Report

This is such a poignant loving and yet sad poem John.. To have such a special person in one's

life makes us rich indeed..Lovely write   Lorraina

Comment By: FreeAngel on April 17, 2008 12:52:54 PM Report
The tears fall reading this beautiful poem John. It is memories such as these that fill out hearts wiith so much love. The precious times we shared together. The touch of their hand, the kiss on the cheek. The love that flowed between two souls. Amazing


Love Angelxx

Comment By: Freeb doneff on April 17, 2008 08:54:32 AM Report
John, this is a superb write for your Mum. I had such lovely soft visions while reading this, and the about...what a memory to have of her. I feel very priviledged that I stil have both parents.
I was always close to my Dad, being the tomboy I was. I have a memory of several falls ago, when he was turning the garden under after harvest. I was sitting on the bank watching him, and he turned off the tiller, brought me a turnip he'd found, and after he brushed the dirt off and peeled it, we sat there in silence and ate what was left of everything. The sun was going down, it was peaceful and quiet, and just beautiful out. It is a memory I hold very dear..and there are no words to say what was felt at that time.  I am sorry you no longer have her with you, but happy you have such memories to keep close.
This was awesome. Sorry to run on for so long.

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 17, 2008 08:24:15 AM Report
 Wonderful to have such great memories about our parents.. This poem is filled with love for her..
~ Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeSteve on April 17, 2008 06:50:56 AM Report
A wonderful poem that everyone can relate to.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on April 17, 2008 02:35:36 AM Report
I would love to see the "about" threaded into this already moving poem. Truly, the memory in the "about" section is the real meat on the bones. The way she would hold your fingers as you pressed the keys is so touching. She sounds like a beautiful soul. This is very precious John. Wonderful emotive piece.


~Barbara~ *remembering her own wonderful mom* 


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