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There Will Be No Card This Mother's Day

But I miss you

By Cathy holmesPublished 10 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Rikonavt on Unsplash

There’ll be no cards, there’ll be no flowers,

no cake, no dinner, no gifts to shower.

There’ll be no visit, there’ll be no hugs,

no cup of tea in your favourite mug.

You won’t be sitting in your usual chair.

You won’t be fussing over what to wear.

I won’t complain when we’re running late.

You won’t respond, “they’ll have to wait.”


It’s near a year since you’ve been gone.

Without you, we must carry on.

But If I could have one wish today,

it would be your presence on this special day.

I’d bring you tea in your favourite mug.

I’d give you my warmest Mother’s Day hug.

I’d come with flowers, I’d come with cake,

and with patience of Job, for you I’d wait.


I’d sit down in your usual chair,

and smile as I watch you fix your hair.

I wouldn’t fuss if we were running late.

I’d tell them they’ll just have to wait.

I’d treasure each moment until the end,

till my heart breaks when you leave again.

But before you’re gone, I’ll be sure to say,

how much I miss you each and every day.


Happy Mother’s Day (in Heaven)

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • L.C. Schäfer5 days ago

    This is so lovely. Excuse me, I need to make a call.

  • Gina C.7 days ago

    Oh, my heart. 🥺❤️ This one made me tear up. Such beautiful words and such tangible sentiment. Sending you love, my friend!

  • Hannah Moore7 days ago

    I missed this, but I'm glad I found it now. Must have been a sad day.

  • Shirley Belk8 days ago

    Beautiful poem....just beautiful and what a sweet lovely picture!

  • Real Poetic9 days ago

    So beautiful it made me tear up... Wishing you love!

  • new normals, hugs my friend

  • Aw Cathy, this is just so beautifully touching and heartbreaking at the same time 🤍 C x

  • Tiffany Gordon 9 days ago

    Lovely & Beautiful! Sending you a big hug of comfort!

  • Aw, Cathy, so lovely for your mom, I am sure she knows you wrote it.

  • Your poem was poignantly beautiful and so emotional. Sending you lots of love and hugs 🥺❤️

  • The Dani Writer9 days ago

    This sentiment is well understood by those in the 'Mothers who are now Ancestors' Club. Life is never the same after joining. And of course, we never wanted membership in the first place but sooner or later, most of us aren't given a choice. 😥

  • John Cox9 days ago

    Lovely, moving tribute to your mom, Cathy!

  • Calorie Monroy10 days ago


  • Beautiful story remembering your precious mother. Really liked: ‘I’d come with flowers, I’d come with cake, and with patience of Job, for you I’d wait.”💙


  • Lamar Wiggins10 days ago

    Sad day indeed for some of us. Lovely work, Cathy. Sending hugs and prayers. 🙏🏾💖

  • Babs Iverson10 days ago

    Lump in throat, tears in eyes. Poignantly penned!!! Virtual hugs to say hi!❤️💕

  • Caroline Craven10 days ago

    Oh Cathy. This was absolutely beautiful. Really choked me up. Writing at its best. Sending you all good wishes.

  • Heather Hubler10 days ago

    So beautiful and sad and painfully heartfelt. Sending hugs and love to you today, my friend :)

  • Rachel Deeming10 days ago

    Hugs. Beautiful tribute.

  • Christy Munson10 days ago

    Beautiful, heartbreaking, and deeply resonating. Sending love. ❤️💔❤️

  • Sadly beautiful Cathy, sending hugs

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