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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  • 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

  • Rookie - 31 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 - 15,003 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 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 - 1,148 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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 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 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 - 261 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

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