Shadow of my Mother

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Round one of me working out my thoughts on my mother. She's getting old and dealing with Alzheimer's. I live far away so I only see bits of this and it's a bit scary to see. So I'm trying to write out a few different things dealing with this. This is the first thing that came out.

Submitted: September 25, 2006

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My mother loved me,
this I could see,
with every breath of her soul.

She passed on a life,
filled it with strife,
but it began to take it's toll.

The years passed her by,
though she did try,
she failed to find lasting peace.

The children moved out,
my father did pout,
but my mother found a new lease.

They sold the house quick,
my father stoic,
and moved close to her birthplace.

Once she got there,
she sat in her chair,
the pain could be seen on her face.

The happiness she sought,
for which she had fought,
could not be found anywhere.

Negativity grew,
what could she do?
Her life slowly became a nightmare.

Her health slowly waned,
her life she disdained,
her memory began to give way.

Things she loved most,
for which she would boast,
might not be there from day to day.

Characters from books,
would sink in their hooks,
deep inside her reality.

When confronted with this,
something amiss,
as she looked back at you blankly.

Not long from now,
she'll take her bow,
leave this world for the next.

Until that time,
would it be such a crime,
for her life to be less vexed?

I do love my mother,
more then any other,
for she always seemed to be there.

When I needed her near,
to soothe away fear,
or pain I could no longer bare.

She always came through,
and tried to undue,
all the pain I felt at the time.

Away with her pain,
and all that disdain,
now wouldn't that be sublime?


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