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Haunting Memories

Unconventional Mother's Day

The greeting cards say you have always been there

My reality is you were not

Hallmark indicates you are a best friend

That's something I have never known

You put me down, laughed at me

Were critical of all my choices

Yet I alone cared for you

When hospice said your time had come

Bathed you fed you closed your eyes in death

My reward is troubling memories

Especially on this special day

I try to forget and glean from a happy memory

Sadly none come to mind

Mother's Day is unconventional for me

As others cry and say they wish their moms

Were still in the land of the living

I pray forgiveness if my thoughts are wrong

Although my memories are real

Many are having a happy Mother's Day

Some are sad because they have fond memories

Those like me just make it through the day

After all it is only one 24 hour period

sad poetry
Cheryl E Preston
Cheryl E Preston
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Cheryl E Preston

Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, published author and former Newspaper columnist. She has degrees in Psycology and Biblical studies. She enjoys sharing natural cures, and Nostalgia related info. Tips are greatly appreciated.

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