Sadness comes silently

In random moments

On unburdened days

Without warning

Tears flow.


A memory of childhood

Thoughts of bright together days

In unused smiles

Departed love

Open heart


Twenty years have past

Since that night

When I held your hand

Listened to your last breath

Let you go.


Do I still miss you?


Do I miss you every day?


Do I wish you knew your grandchildren?


Do I still picture you in pain?


Do I still love you?



Tears come occasionally

When I watch my wife

Cuddling our kids

I remember you

My Mum.


Time has past

Squandered unwittingly

Dissolved in silent seconds

But you are forever there

In my heart.


Written for Poetry Jam

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9 Responses to Mum

  1. brian miller says:

    man….the death og my mother in law was the hardest time in my life….still have my mom but i know that day will come…dont look forward to it…hopefully then i can live on…worthy her memory….

  2. Mary says:

    This is just beautiful. It brought chills to my body as I read it. That is how it tweaked my emotions. I think no matter how old a person is they will always miss their mother; and I admire a person who will admit that as you did here in your very strong write.

  3. Helen Dehner says:

    My dear man, I could not get through your eloquent poem without crying … I also held my mother as she took her last tiny breath, wiped a tear from the corner of her eye, mixed it with my own …. this is simply beautiful.

  4. wayne says:

    beautiful indeed …thanks for sharing

  5. Your words are beautiful. Such a lovely tribute to your Mother.

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Brought tears to my eyes…

  7. peggygoetz says:

    This is so moving. Beautifully done. The first stanza really grabbed me.

  8. Judy Roney says:

    This is so beautiful it’s hard to even comment through tears. What a loving tribute. Love this so much. Sorry for your loss.

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