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When I Think of My Mother
by Kathleen Janz-Anderson

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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My mother went quickly and it broke my heart that I was in the midst of trying to learn more about her life as a child, growing up, and all the struggles and triumphs on the way. One good thing is that she is in heaven.

When I think of my mother

I think of golden apples and the pies she made

I think of late Saturday night floor washing

Baking of bread and rolls so delicious

They still make my mouth water.


When I think of my mother

I think of skin

Soft like butter and breath fresh and clean

I think of piles of ironing and the care she gave

I see a deft brush

A canvas rich with colors and impressive drawings


When I think of my mother

I think of the sacrifices she made

No candle lit dinners

No dresses but two

No money to splurge

No getting away


When I think of my mother I think of all that I’d say

 If only I could

When I think of my mother I think of the last squeeze 

Of her hand and her last

“I love you”



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Reviewed by John Domino 11/8/2012
A GREAT tribute to mom. Yes, she is in Heaven.

Our daughters lost their mom. That was over 27 years ago. They never got over it.

Peace, love, abundant blessings,

John Michael
Reviewed by Vannessa Garrett 9/3/2012
This is so touching to my heart of love for Mother. (My mother too has passed on to our Heavenly Home) Your words absolutely tugs at the heart-strings! Thank you for sharing such sweet words of Motherly Love. God Bless,and Shalom ♥ ƸӜƷ
Reviewed by Bob Mitchley 8/29/2012
I to lost my mom, years ago. This poem reminds me just how much I miss her. very gripping-
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/28/2012
Lovely memories tenderly expressed.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/28/2012
She was a wonderful mother in spite of her situation. My mother is still alive and number fondly those home-baked bread pastries and canned goods. So does she.

Reviewed by pat medlin 8/28/2012
love was shining through every one of your heartfelt lines kathleen and i felt like you were talking only to me as we were sitting eye to eye. as diana l. told me in her last review to me "when you tell what you will show" and how wise she is...this is a perfect example...pat

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