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Mother May I...

June 8, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Mother may I remember you?
Of the six years I have known you
Of the times I have shown you
But never defiance
Of the times I have loved you
But never hate

Mother may I thank you?
For the pain you endured
For the trouble I have caused
In your life
For making sacrifices
For being there
Since you left

Mother may I grieve for you?
At your grave here today
At your tomb here today
May I recall?
May I talk to you?
Can you hold me once again?
Will I ever see you again?
Breathe in your presence
Breathe in your spirit
Live on to show you?
How I've grown?
Mother may I

Never forget you?

The author's comments:
I was thinking about my mom at the time. I was crying and I really had no way of expressing myself. So I wrote.

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This article has 10 comments.

just me said...
on Jun. 4 2010 at 2:59 am
I think about your mother  my sister every day, I love her and so she loved you with all my heart, shes in your heart and as long as your heart beats shes there.

on Apr. 17 2010 at 3:56 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

this is so beautiful. im so sorry 4 ur loss. i cant even imagine ever losing my mom. plz keep writingg

on Feb. 1 2010 at 9:24 pm
literaryaddict PLATINUM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
23 articles 3 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're almost there and no where near it. All that matters is that we're going." Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
"The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound." Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

ok, this one is my new favorite. it's really touching and emotional, but those words don't even begin to describe how deep it is and how much you were hurting when you wrote it

on Jan. 7 2010 at 1:58 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

So so so beautiful. I lost my mother too. Poetry is def. a great outlet, I'd love it if you would check out the poems I wrote about my mom. Anywho, whether you decide to or not, this is a great poem, beautiful and full of feeling and emotion. 5 stars and a fave!

on Jan. 4 2010 at 6:28 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Thank you so much! and you're welcome

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on Jan. 4 2010 at 6:05 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
11 articles 2 photos 60 comments
this litterally made me want to is so beautiful and tender and something so personal to share....I am so sorry for your loss....reading this makes me want to be better to my mom.....please keep have a gift of words :) (thanx for commenting on my stuff I appreciate it : ) ).

tbkeleli said...
on Dec. 26 2009 at 9:58 am
great poem. its sad, but very touching.

Brndi_Marie said...
on Dec. 8 2009 at 12:49 pm
i feel the same way about my mom... this really touches me... great job!!

on Jun. 23 2009 at 5:23 pm
camille_1441 PLATINUM, Westerville, Ohio
31 articles 0 photos 48 comments
I'm so sorry for your loss, I can completely understand how it feels when you write while crying, like the emothions come out with them. This is the best poem you have written on here so far, it's beautiful, heartbreaking and gental. It's a lovely piece

iWrite. said...
on Jun. 22 2009 at 6:50 pm
I really like this. I can feel the emotion. Keep up the good work! ;]