Joseph Anderson

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A Mother's Words


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

Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,792 Points 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

  • Rookie - 129 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points 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

  • Rookie - 55 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 17,093 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 10 Points Simon Odhiambo (8/6/2012 4:48:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Freshman - 1,182 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 7 Points Sylva Portoian (5/14/2012 8:09:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points 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

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

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 363 Points Rekha Mandagere (4/24/2012 9:42:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 514 Points Juan Olivarez (4/20/2012 6:42:00 PM)

    Very touching poem, great write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points Adeline Foster (4/17/2012 4:49:00 PM)

    Truly a great poem. It conveys your appreciation and yet becomes the underlying feeling of the reader.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,635 Points Smoky Hoss (4/16/2012 9:03:00 PM)

    Wow. This is deeply good. Very moving. (Report) Reply

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