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Before You Go

Some Things You Should Know

By J. Delaney-HowePublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Before You Go
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Before you go

And journey on to what comes after

There are some things you should know

Like how I will always remember the good times and laughter


You loved us, just as we are

Bad decisions, mistakes and flaws

You made us realize that we could go far

No matter how many times we start or pause


Your dedication to our family

Taught us “Family First”

All we have is family

For better and for worse


Christmas was always merry and bright

Your hard work made it so

Cookies, baked goods, and decorations just right

At Christmas time you always had a glow


I remember our late night Super Mario Brother’s games

Playing all night ‘til dawn

Nintendo was to blame

For the following day’s yawns


I remember some of the bad times too

When Dad would be in a rage

Those sins were not yours, you were just trying to get through

You also shoulder no blame


The love you have for your grandchildren

Each and everyone

With hugs and love for all of them

And making Gramma’s house fun


I wanted to tell you thank you

For all of this and more

Take these memories with you

And let your spirit soar

This poem is was written for my mother, who has incurable brain cancer.

Thank you for reading my work! If you would like to read more, you can click my profile below. I appreciate every read!

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About the Creator

J. Delaney-Howe

Husband. Father. Artist. Writer. Seeker.

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  • C. H. Richard2 months ago

    Beautiful, sending much love to you and your family at this time ❤️

  • Scott Wade2 months ago

    Beautiful tribute! 🥰

  • JoAnn Ryan2 months ago

    Lovely. Sorry to hear about your mother. 😢

  • Sending hugs and support for this Jim

  • Heartfelt and touching ! Really moved me. I just subscribed to you!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Beautiful, heartfelt piece. My thoughts are with you.

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Beautiful. I am so sorry your family is going through this. 💗

  • Rick Henry2 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful...

  • Thayrile2 months ago

    Heartfelt 😔

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Heartfelt, tender, touching!!! Love it💕😊💖

  • Dawn Salois2 months ago

    This is a very touching poem, Jim. Thank you for sharing.

  • Judey Kalchik2 months ago

    I am positive that your mom knows the words and love in your heart, and I'm so glad that you put some of them into print.

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    This is so beautiful and evokes so many emotions. Moms are true angels and your love and respect for her shows here. Great job speaking from your heart. I’m sure your mom loves it. ❤️

  • Keila Aartila2 months ago

    This is too beautiful for words - a lovely tribute. 💕

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