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My beautiful mother

Happy Mother's Day Mama

Mama, it's been thirty six long years
Since you left us all in tears
Your leaving was such a surprise
O, death gets real when Mama dies
We had to trust this was God's Will
You'd suffered so and been so ill
When that first angel called your name
You slipped away from all the pain
Mama, you were such a gentle soul
You truly had a heart of gold
You taught us all the golden rule
We learned fair play at Mama's school
You would not practice prejudice
That's why your children will resist
Intolerance of any kind
Mama, all of us are color blind.
You trained us never to neglect
To treat our elders with respect.
To speak real soft and work real hard...
Obey the law and love the Lord. 
At times we disappointed you...
But in spite of all we'd say or do...
You'd welcome us back to the nest
Just smile and say "Mama knows best."
We know you've gone to a better place
For you've already run life's race

And, Mama, you have met my Ish!
You know now God granted your wish.

We've asked Jesus to give you a rose
And  to kiss your tiny, turned up nose.
We miss you and we want to say
Mama, have a Happy Mother's Day.

Doris Jacobs-Covington
April 2012

Mama and me


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