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Mother's Day Visit

Story ID:363
Written by:Nancy J. Kopp (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Raleigh North Carolina USA
Year:2004
Person:Garnet Julien
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Motherís Day Visit

By Nancy Julien Kopp


Her step has slowed;
her hands shake.
Age has left its mark.

The sparkleís gone;
her eyes no longer shine.
Years have taken a toll

Yet, deep inside
the thin, frail body
lives my mother,

she who nurtured and
created a haven where
I rested, safe and loved,

a mom who taught me
all about devotion
and how to make a home.

She shared my joys
and wept at the sorrows
sprinkled in my life,

rejoiced at each new birth,
listened to my tales,
counseled and cared.

I hold her trembling hand,
and whisper thanks and love.
Please God, let her know,

before our time is gone,
that her love lives on
within me now and evermore.

© May 2004