Joseph Anderson

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A Mother's Words - Poem by Joseph Anderson

I remember, still remember
Though she's lately gone ahead;
They still linger, always linger
Precious words my momma said.

Oft, she spoke of patience, virtue,
Peace and joy gained by giving;
She felt love, compassion, kindness
Paved the pathways of our living.

Her words were inspiration
When beset with storms and strife
And her poise and deep contentment,
Became the guideline for my life.

She led me through the darkest
To pursue a better day
And if those paths became too rough,
She would simply kneel and pray.

I'll remember, long remember
Till I take my final bed;
Words of beauty, words of wisdom,
Words my dear, sweet momma said.

1983


Comments about A Mother's Words by Joseph Anderson

  • Walterrean Salley (1/20/2016 8:56:00 PM)

    Mother, one of the greatest words uttered. Where do they get all that wisdom? I'm simply happy that they are as wise as they are. It makes for better mothering. Thanks Joseph for this lovely work. Welcome back. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (1/14/2016 3:15:00 PM)

    Learning from mothers. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (2/23/2015 7:27:00 AM)

    This poem is so beautiful Joseph. My heart was very touched after reading
    this very thoughtful write. A wonderful mother full of wonder and grace. Very
    heartwarming. (Report) Reply

  • Alexander Johnson (12/23/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    It felt such sorrow reading this. I am glad you have such amazing memories of your mother. I too think of my own mother as you do, only the words you have written express a feeling I could never capture if I wrote such a thing. (Report) Reply

  • Gleb Zavlanov Gleb Zavlanov (10/26/2013 3:42:00 PM)

    A very genuine, heartfelt, lyrical piece. Such a beautiful message. Mothers are always there for their children, no matter what. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (8/23/2013 6:02:00 PM)

    oh the words of mother will linger for ever. full of love and wisdom a good write (Report) Reply

  • John Brown John Brown (1/5/2013 6:30:00 AM)

    This brought tears to my eyes Joseph. She must have been a wonderful Mum. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (9/27/2012 1:53:00 AM)

    On reading this beautiful tribute to your mother, I am reminded of my mother. I feel so much of similarity between the two. Indeed they were wonderful mothers! May be this is every child's claim! Sir, if you find time, I invite you to read my poem 'The Drop of a Feather'! (Report) Reply

  • Nurain Ali-balogun Nurain Ali-balogun (9/17/2012 5:16:00 AM)

    Whao. This poem just blew me away. If she ever read this, she would have been proud. Terrific poem. (Report) Reply

  • Simon Odhiambo (8/6/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    My eyes are glassy as I read this poem. Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (7/24/2012 5:38:00 PM)

    A most beautiful touching poem about the love of a mother, her wisdom and her gentle way of teaching what is important. A truly enjoyable read… (Report) Reply

  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (7/24/2012 5:34:00 PM)

    A most beautiful touching poem about the love of a mother, her wisdom and her gentle way of teaching what is important. A truly enjoyable read… (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu Elena Sandu (5/27/2012 6:06:00 PM)

    Sigh, I think that your mother may have planted strong seeds that grew and multiplied in all these wonderful poems. The Power of Words is one to show beauty or wise, (unfortunately those could fade with the time) but greatest power to cover hearts and blossom smiles may be of pure Love. This is what this poem done to me, covered me with a blanket of love. Thank you! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson Heather Wilson (5/27/2012 4:32:00 PM)

    Oh, how beautiful, words of beauty , words of wisdom, so much sounds like a very caring loving Mum,

    A really wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva Portoian (5/14/2012 8:09:00 AM)

    Adorable words from your cavernous...
    Great...! (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (5/13/2012 8:50:00 PM)

    A memorable poem. And now, we all can remember those words of wisdom given by your dear sweet Mother. Simply beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Wendy Thopliss (4/28/2012 7:49:00 PM)

    So beautiful Joe, such a heart warming write. Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Eman Obied (4/27/2012 2:06:00 PM)

    Amazing, and very beautiful.mothers plant so much into our souls and help us be who we are.10 (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (4/24/2012 9:42:00 AM)

    Deeply touching, very valuable poem of all times! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (4/20/2012 6:42:00 PM)

    Very touching poem, great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 18, 2012


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