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Warm Bread
by C. J. Stevens

Friday, February 04, 2005
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So often I think
of a woman who
is many years dead.

I was too young
and selfish once
to know or share
her grief.

               Now I
miss her beautiful hands
and speak only
as a son can speak
and think of the things
we left unsaid.

                        All this
whenever I break
into a piece of
warm bread.

John Wade Publishing
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Reviewed by CJ Heck 6/9/2011
Hello CJ, it's nice to read your work. This is a beautiful poem, a fitting and lovely tribute. Isn't it amazing how something as simple as a piece of warm bread can evoke the touching love you've written about here.
Hugs to you,
Reviewed by Paul Judges 1/9/2011
Reviewed by Carol Grace 8/6/2009
Much is said in the simplicity of the words. Well done
Reviewed by Z McClure 8/21/2008
Wow! ... profound depth to the most common things for those with eyes see! Mr. Stevens I felt this poem in my soul . Thanks for helping me to see.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 7/28/2008
This touches the heart and senses
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 6/19/2008
I love the nostalgic feel to this write. It reminds me of my grandmother, known for her homemade bread - dough needed with aged, tiring, rheumatic hands.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/25/2008
Beautiful eulogy and remembering your Mother's warm bread should comfort you. I know many of the things my mother baked and cooked cannot be duplicated and taste as well as hers did. So she is with God in heaven and eating of the leaven.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 6/10/2007
Oh Sweetie, I do love this and I know that your Mom knows how much you love her. Very nice.

Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/28/2006
Indeed mothers are etched into our very souls..never forgotten but sorely missed..

Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 2/7/2006
Warm words, C.J. Thanks.
Reviewed by Phyllis Du'Gas 12/31/2005
This says so much to me. Thanks. Happy New Year!
Reviewed by Jeremy Vaeni 8/31/2005
Wow, you've really got a handle on the power of sparse imagery.
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 6/6/2005

YES John,
I relate well to this great poem.
I long to say things to one so wonderful but is
no longer physically here.
Her spirit, my sister Sylvia's, is never far though
and at times she's very near!
Thank you for a great write!!

Rich CRISO Suarez
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/26/2005
This left me conforted- just like warm bread on a Cold day. Beautiful piece writting with ease. Thank you 4 sharing... She knows your feelings, you spoke them into the universe. Lady,Sheee
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/10/2005
wow...very very good write...simple but excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/18/2005
This is warm and nice and full of the realization that so often we allow the good in our life to go unnoticed and unappreciated. Of course, there is also the other side to this coin, some aren't able to look back all that fondly. Good, very good poem.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/5/2005
It is incredible how something so simple can elicit so much and you express that most effecitively in this poem. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/4/2005
so unexpected!!!
so sorry to hear
but she knows now for sure
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/4/2005
This is splendid! I love the title also.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 2/4/2005
this is so poignant...i need to quit writing and call my mother and say i love you
Reviewed by M. B. 2/4/2005
Oh this hurts. Yes, *Warm Bread* just reached in and squeezed my heart into a bloody pulp. I'm not sure I will be able to recover to finish this revie
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 2/4/2005
Wow...very moving in such a short piece. I thought it was very touching.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/4/2005
You just reminded me to go and bake a loaf of bread.
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 2/4/2005
I've never read anything more simplistic that is so packed full of meaning. Beautiful words, beautiful sentiment. (Isn't this one in your book?) :-) Blessings to you CJ...Michelle
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