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  Dearest Momma
by Walt Hardester
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A Son's Lament

Dearest Mother,
I never wanted to be here.
I heard you when you pleaded with me,
When you gave me sound advice.
But I laughed at you inside for your foolishness.
How can you know what it's like to be a teenager?
You're old and don't know anything,
How can you know what youthful tribulations bring?

You gave me everything,
You gave me unconditional love.
Now I realize you only wanted,
For me the best.
Many times did I put,
Your love to the test.

You bailed me out,
You brought me home.
Again and again you brought me love,
Along with warnings about life.

Now I'm here amidst my own strife,
I thought I was in control,
Of my own life.

I must go now they are coming for me,
To hang me on the gallows tree.

Pray for me as I go,
Dearest Mother,
I love you so.

(c) 2008 Walt Hardester

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
WOW! WAlt,
Tears started and I couldn't stop them, what a powerful loving appreciative heartfelt thoughts you have!
Very Intensely written and felt!
Much love and Warm Blessings of Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Sheexooo

STay Positive! She hears you and is with YOU guiding you! A Blessing Forever In your Life! Many need to hear this TRUTh (Many don't have) sad to say...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Some have a mother they can listen...and don't.
Some had mothers that never spoke.

Reviewed by Barbara Smith
Walt, this is one powerful made me feel every word you were saying because I could sense your honesty. Many of us didn't listen as we should have - you are not alone - and, we suffer for our stubborness. Never have I read such a sincere write.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
This one made me cry Walt. A powerful pen.
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader)
fantasic write Walt, sad yet so true...Hugs, Peggy
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Have not most of us been guilty of thinking our moms really had no clue as to what was going on when we were teens? If we had only known, and listened. Life could have been much easier for us. This is a great reminder, Walt. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I love the death bed confession of knowing if he had only listened to his mother... well done though sad that it ended at the gallows.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Too many children think and feel this way as we try to lead them down the right path. They don't seem to realize it until it is too late and soon find they are in too deep. Your Mother I am sure was always proud of how she raised you Walt. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
You're old, and don't know anything,
How can you know what youthful tribulations bring?

How many times as a youngster I thought the very same thing, of both my parents. And how so differently I see things today!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Such a wonderful tribute poem, she raised an amazing son, you must believe in that, Walt, you are simply an amazing man.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Southern Comfort
A touchin write from you, Bro! Sissy
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
I agree you Mother raised you the best she knew how, and so did mine. I only learned this when my sister in law said it to me after Mom died and I was complaining how I was brought up and being nasty and mouthy.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
such a tribute to a mother's love!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

This is beautifully penned - what do Mommas know? More than most of their kids give them credit for ... they were young once, too ... well done. Hope you're okay.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Wow, a very deep heartfelt realization that "Momma" was just trying to do what was best for you, out of love....

Be always safe,
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