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A letter to my dear Mother

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Dear Mother,

I shed a tear for you today

For I know one day you will go away

No matter how strong you try to be

Dear mother, don't you see

It comes like a thief in the night

It steals your joy and gives us fright

You want desperately to hold on

But life is a bitter sweet song

Years ago, the loss of your soul mate

Finally the loss has molded you into a different state

In you I saw a glimpse of a lonely soul

Winter is creeping in with its harsh icy cold

We don't know what it will bring-

As sure as the robin in spring will sing-

I notice lately how you are wearing down

As your weary feet hit the ground

I admire your courage and outlook on life

To our dad a very special wife, you faced all strife

You've been there for us all

Your out stretched hands answered our every need and call

Loving mother dear, you are

My beautiful forever shining star

You say you are tired and in need of rest

Go ahead, lay down your burdens and do not stress

May warm soothing waters ease the strain

Like gentle raindrops cascading down your window pane

May you survive another winter of cold and rain

Come spring, may you smile and feel renewed again

©December 11, 2011 Janet Irene Griffin

Author's note: Dear Mother thank you for the blessed gifts you have bestowed upon me.
You make me feel so special and free. I love the way you bounce back! You are my strength! Your loving daughter, Janet

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