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I Remember Mama
by CJ Heck

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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a tribute



I Remember Mama

I remember Mama
blowing chewing gum bubbles
to entertain us while she ironed.
I was too young for school,
Sesame Street wasnít invented yet,
the rain was pouring outside
and I was awed.

I remember Mama
sewing at her machine into the night
when she had to get up early for work,
patching†my favorite pair of cutoffs
'just one more time'
or putting pockets on pants
because my little brother adored them,
and I still hear her words,
ĎThereís all kinds of ways to say
I love you.í

I remember Mama
teaching us that beauty on the inside
was more important than on the outside.
ĎA kind word to a stranger
might be the only kind word
that person heard all dayí
and how good it felt
finding out she was right.

I remember Mama
telling us to hold onto our dreams.
Make them happen and never say ĎI canítí
and how funny I thought it
when she said
the world was our watermelon
and all we had to do was
grab it and take a bite.

I remember Mama
who taught us best by example
with her unconditional love.
Love isnít love until itís given away
and itís in the giving that we know
it truly does come back ten-fold.

I remember, Mama.



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Reviewed by Rusty Daily 1/6/2007
This is a great testament to the woman who creates us physically and who creates our soul. Told in your unique 'downhome' style.
loveya
Rusty
Reviewed by J M 11/27/2006
Cj,
Oh this one is so pricelsss and precious brought tears to read this poem wonderful............

Joselyn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/27/2006
A lovely tribute, C.J.; truly a gift. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Regis



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