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Everything My Mother Did Wrong

by Ember Gray 5 months ago in love poems

For John

An open home to whoever,

warm and inviting.

Those in need were always welcome.

A menagerie of animals befallen misfortune,

teenagers with nowhere to go,

another displaced after a fire.

Supporting three children

encouraging and cheering them on

always offering help to grow.

A bright light in any room

a helpful smile willing to assist

she always put others first.

Never one to ask for help

always sporting a brave face

she continued to push on.

After changing numerous lives

of many in need of aid,

it was time to find herself.

Giving so much of her soul

and splitting her heart among plenty

it was her turn to live in comfort.

Now among her knickknacks

and treasures,

It is time for her to replant herself.

A new, calm life is well earned.

It's only a shame

she couldn't water herself so long ago.

But a second act is upon her,

flourishing with just herself to worry over

A deserved happiness awaits.

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Ember Gray

Just a twentysomething Midwest girl with a story to tell.

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