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Dear Mother

August 1, 2013
By Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers


How could this tragedy happen?
Any day could be the last.
That I see your bright smile and wave hello.
Please, open your arms, so I can hug you one last time.
I exit the room, crying and sobbing.
All I can do, is wonder why.

I'd climb all the mountains in the world.
To bring back your love and care.
I don't know how you could leave me so.
So before I go I want you to know.

I love you. I love you. Do not cry a tear.
You'll be safe in the arms of God soon.
He'll carry you all the way home.
I love you. I love you. Do not fret, my dear.
Just fall asleep, and let your arms fall to the ground.
Angels will come to bring you beyond the sound.

Just let me sing to you, sweet mother, one last time.
No time to lose, no time for goodbye.
So just lie your head and close your eyes.
When you awaken, you'll be in the skies.
But until then I just want for you to know.


I love you. I love you. Do not cry a tear.
You'll be safe in the arms of God soon.
He'll carry you all the way home.
I love you. I love you. Do not fret, my dear.
Just fall asleep, and let your arms fall to the ground.
Angels will come to bring you beyond the sound.

Don't worry about me. I'll be fine.
I'll make sure I do my best to shine.
While the flowers bloom right outside this dreary window.
All I want to have you know.
(Slower pace)


I love you. I love you. I will cry my tears.
I'll always know, you're right here in my heart.
You always have been, from the start.
I love you. I love you. You had to leave so soon.
While I'm asleep, I'll dream of you.
You were there for me when the sun shined and the wind blew.
I love you. I love you. Please don't leave me now.
It can't be time to go.
So that's the last thing I wanted you to know.
Why does it have to be so hard to say goodbye?
Dear Mother, Dear Mother.
Promise that you'll watch me from the sky.


The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by my wonderful mother, who passed away in 2006. This is how I felt for a long time, and what I imagine saying to her, if I had just one more time meeting her.

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on May. 25 2014 at 10:16 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

What a wonderful gift you have @Shade! I haven't stopped crying! :,)

on Aug. 28 2013 at 12:57 am
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

I thank all of you for the feedback. :D It's stuff like this that makes me want to keep writing, even through tragedies such as this one. I am extremely thankful for all of you that took the time to read my poetry. Thank you. Better things and new horizons are around every corner.     Thank you - Shade.

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on Aug. 26 2013 at 6:22 pm
Alabian GOLD, Limbo, Other
13 articles 2 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you can fly, don't stop at the sky cause there are footprints on the moon" - Owl City

Oh my gosh. This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. It made me want to cry. I'm so sorry, Shade. But don't worry. The more you write like this, the prouder she gets. God bless you :)

on Aug. 12 2013 at 11:10 am
the-earth-between-our-toes SILVER, Wales, Other
6 articles 11 photos 30 comments
This brought a tear to my eye. Very beautiful. So sorry for your loss

on Aug. 3 2013 at 7:19 pm
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

This was beautiful, if a little repetitive... Excellent work, as usual. I am so sorry for your loss as well. Keep writing!

on Aug. 3 2013 at 7:10 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Hey. So, I appreciate how personal and touching this story is, things like this can be difficult to write about. And I'm sorry for your loss. That said, this was very well written and beautiful, if sad. 5/5