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As I hugged my mother and left the quiet hospital, I tucked this poem into my mother's hand, asking her to read it later that evening, as she spent yet another long and difficult vigil, beside "her mother's" hospital bed.

A Few Visitor Comments

shantice
i like this poem alot its deep,its true,its reality
LISA
KIT, THANK YOU, MY MOM JUST PASSED FROM SMALL CELLED LUNG CANCER, AND I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FOR HER MEMORIAL, AND IF YOU MIND, I'D LOVE TO USE YOURS. THANK YOU, LISA
linda
you are great with words. its wonderful.
Janice
This poem touched my heart. My Mom is 83 years old, and in the last 2 years has lost her husband of over 60 years (my Daddy) and also her eldest son (my brother),her last remaining brother, and her only sister. I would do anything to ease her pain and her sorrow. This poem said what was in my heart.

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Mother

You mean so much to me;
You taught so much to me.
The love and advice you've shown
Have always been given freely and taken with
Great appreciation.

Your love, your kindness and your caring
Have made me the person I am today.
Your triumphs, your mistakes, your wisdom,
Have always, a place in my memory.

For all that you have taught me,
I know, and shall always remember,
The sincerity and love you have passed along.

If I surprised you in any way,
It is only because I tried to
Spread my wings, and lost my way;

But always, you were there to guide me,
No matter how obstinate I may have been,
You were there;
Ready to pick up the pieces and light the way.

In all my times of need, I always knew
You were there; a lifejacket
To sail me through my stormy seas.

And now the time has come for me to help you;
... As you leaned on you mother;
... As I have leaned on you;
Please let me repay the love of generations.

Call for me, and I will be there.
Lean on me, and I will shoulder you.
Talk to me, and I will listen.
Sit quietly, and I will be there.
Cry, and I will shed tears with you.

Always know that I will be there for you,
As you have been for me.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Donna
This poem has touched me, because my Mother was in a nursing home on hospice. I lost her in January. And my own daughter was there for me. Thank you for the poem. Donna
Linda
This is a lovely tribute to your mother. My mother is elderly and her health is failing. I found your lovely poem relates to relationship I have with my mother. I enjped it very much. Linda
Baby
I love your poem,gotta give you mad props cause its tiiight,dayuuum you used sum poerful words up in dis joint
Lacey
This poem is AWESOME. Alomg with all your others. Me and my mom have problems and she loved this!
Mom
Thank you Kit. I love you. Mom
Alice
How Pretty a poem

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