Leaving with me,
Sweet scented memories
Of childhood gone by.
Alas! Had I lived them more,
Relished them more,
Knowing never to return, times fly!
Those loving caresses,
That lilting lullaby.
Who should bring them back to me?
That voice, that touch, I grew up with.
The lap I slept my dreams in.
I know not where she went that day?
Took with her,
The arms I cried my sorrows in.
What words can relate,
The magic of the stories she told?
Amusing, teaching, guiding,
Words of knowledge,
Words of depth manifold!
Who can give the love she gave?
Her eyes spoke volumes, sweet
Was her smile that coaxed me on,
To stand on my own two feet!
I tottered, I fell,
She never let me out of her sight.
Her fingers were there,
To hold onto tight.
She gave me all that I have today,
She made me all that I am today.
Now, just a spitting image of her
Stands there in the mirror,
But the soul I loved,
She took along,
Left me longing,
On my knees.
Then,if I’d called,
She’d be there for me,
Within moments, at my side!
Now, if I call she can’t hear me,
Farther than afar,
She’s gone with the tide!
Into the silence she passed away,
With the smile I grew up seeing.
Left behind me and my heart,
So huge a loss,
I suffer these blues some times and especially on Mother's Day I truly miss the most precious person of my life. Cherish the love you have, all the lucky ones who still enjoy your mother's unconditional love.
I miss you Mumma!!
This poem is a tribute in her memory...And also an entry at the most thoughtful contest organised by BlogAdda
Wishing and hoping that like they say, she's watching me from above and reading my post ...."Mumma I would have loved to continue bringing home to you small little gifts..which you readily accepted with a smile! I hope they told u how special you were to me..You'll find some cute ones hereinbelow from pringOO.."