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G'bye Mom
by Cliff McDuffie

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Composed in my head as I set by Mom's bed in her last hours.

I watched my mother lying there,
in her final bed
and wondered just what thoughts,
were swirling through her head.

Was she remembering the times
before Dad died? Or just
the wonderful life with
all her children she’s had.

We’ll never know just
what she’s thinking,
as she goes her way
without blinking.

We know she loves us all
and of that we’re sure.
She knows we gathered round
to bid her farewell.

We’ll turn her loose
to go her way, to
join Dad on her final day.

We love you Mom
and always will,
though you lie there,
so small and still.

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Reviewed by Linda Hill 5/29/2009
This brought tears to my eyes and thoughts of my own mama in my heart. My mom died at only 39 by a hit run driver. No chance to say goodbye. I will forever miss her, it was many years ago Cliff, but seems like only yesterday. Thank you for taking me back, and I am sorry for YOUR loss, dear poet.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/26/2009
I lost my Mother 2 years ago, and I carry her precious memory with me everywhere I go. Good job Cliff. I really enjoy your poetry.

Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/1/2009
Heartfelt and completely beautiful Cliff.
Beautiful and loving images as you all embraced her in your "G'bye Mom".
Wishing you lots of beauty, love and success through and in your work.


Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/28/2009
Cliff, this is a beautiful little poem. It brought tears to my eyes because it reminded me of mama lying there, her eyes unblinking.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/16/2009
Lose a parent and the solid ground beneath your feet seems to crumble. So sorry for your loss, Cliff...Lin
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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/16/2009
I am sorry for your loss, Cliff; please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences! God be with you in these days; may He give you a sense of peace and comfort to get you through!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <

I, too, know the sting of death: lost my own mom 19 years ago (see my story, "Mom [May 5, 1930-March 17, 1990]"). :( Lost my daddy, too, last year; it will be a year this May; he died on May 28, 2008. I miss them both so much!!

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