20200510u Day 131: Happy Mother’s Day – Selected Poetry from my Mom

I talked to my Mom on Mother’s Day. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful Mother who taught me to view the world through a lens of innocence and acceptance. I found some poetry that she wrote. Here are a few of her short poems that spoke to me now.

THIS MORNING SHE WOKE
This morning she woke up married
Tonight she will go to bed a widow
A whole life changed by a single day
A whole family changed by a single hour
A heart that stopped
A life gone
A father, a husband
made now only of memories

These two short one seems quite relevant:

Dear God,

If there’s anyone down here who can stop this madness,
please talk to that person quick.

Why is it we learn too late
the knowledge we need to know

and these two speak about my feelings as we come out of shelter-in-place:

FREEDOM

Freedom–we live it
But we really haven’t tasted it
Not like the people of East Berlin
They know the true taste of freedom
They are drinking it now
November 9, l989

I HAVE LEARNED

I have learned how to live
And I’ve learned how to give
And I’ve learned how to smile
with the sun
I’ve learned how to walk
Without you by my side
And I have even learned how to run
But now, what I want to do
Is put on my hiking shoes
And do you see those mountains way out there
I want to aim for the sun
And climb them one by one
And feel the wind clouds touch my hair

and finally, some thoughts for this year:

LET THIS

Let this be the year
I learn more than I ever did
Let this be the year
I keep silent and listen
Let this be the year
I let my pencil talk

Author: J. Sands Loch

Student and teacher of reality in all its forms. I self-published my personal experience of discovering and trying to understand and use a model of reality based on the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Surfing the Multiverse: Finding Happiness One Universe at a Time Available on Kindle and from Amazon, and found in blog post form at: SurfingTheUniverse.com

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