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Forgive me, Mother.
by Rebecca Lerwill

Friday, January 30, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I stumbled upon this photo and the beauty of my mother's heart puts me at awe. I surely haven't been the easiest daughter to raise, but I know mom forgives me; just like only mothers do.


A dusty shoe box filled with pictures,
letters from your pen back home
I remember fun and lectures
as I let my memories roam.
Growing-up was never easy,
or so I thought when I was young
today it makes my stomach queasy,
to see how fast my time has sprung.
Never did I recognize
the sacrifices you took on
as I know my countless vices
fifteen thousand miles forgone.
Still I grow and still I falter
not seem to learn from my mistakes
I need to kneel before the alter
to ask forgiveness for I’ve caused ache.
Today we share a talk and laughter
life’s gentle breeze keeps us at calm
so I can love you as your daughter,
you’ll always be my loving mom.


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 2/19/2009
This HONEST O P E N poem is beautiful! Becca
and your mom and you have a special bond, that is PRICE-LeSs!
Given from God above
a mothers special brand of love
to cherish forever in a day
as we see ourselves in our own children one Future day to come.
I'm glad you know and have shared, your mom would be even prouder, to know this special warm caring wisdom-filled daughter!

Warmest of Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Lady SHEExooo
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/4/2009
a beautiful write Becca
Thanks for sharing
Love & peace be with you both

Reviewed by Jon Willey 2/4/2009
mother's, a gift from God -- peace and love -- JMW
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 2/2/2009
You are truly blessed! Though I can never share in your experience, I find it comforting nowadays, to read of others, it all helps dear lady.
Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by Mary Duhart 1/31/2009
A very moving and heart felt piece.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/31/2009
A bittersweet remembrance which very few children, becoming adults, don't seems to retrace to and bless their mother for be what they were.
A good daughter always will thing of mother.


Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/30/2009
This is so lovely--a beautiful tribute
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/30/2009

Such a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/30/2009
Beautiful write, Rebecca; brava! At least you still have your mom; ours died almost nineteen years ago; we still miss her so much!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/30/2009
Becca,, This poem to your Mom will make her heart sing,, I am sure she is so very proud of you! Beautiful,,,you should listen to the song Mamma by Ildivo....
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/30/2009
Becca as a father and grandfather who has raised three daughters I can tell you in a heart beat that your Mom would not only forgive you but would give her all to do it all over again with you.That being said do this up on some fancey paper, wrap it in a gift certificate to do one of the favorite things you both share and a promise to do it the next time you go home...

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 1/30/2009

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I'm sure we've all made mistakes we'd love to atone for. You're lucky you had the chance to tell your Mom. So often we take time for granted, and before we can say anything, our Moms or Dads are gone. Wonderful write.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/30/2009
I agree with Carol. Beautiful and loving. A mothers love knows no end. Great write. Liz
Reviewed by 000 000 1/30/2009
Beautiful and loving !
We only have one mom...and her worth is beyond words. But your writing captures some of it!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/30/2009
Oh she sure does Rebecca for a mother's love is unending and forgiveness is always there within her heart. So enjoy those beaufiful memories with her. Love and hugs for this beautiful write. Love, Bonnie
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