Birthdays and Memories

** Today would have been my Mother’s Birthday.**   I miss you Mom.   I know you are watching over me.  I can feel your presence very strongly at times.  I love you.  This is for you.  

FOR MOM

The walls are permeated with the laughter and tears once shared.

I fill the room as best I can with today’s sunlight.

I open the window, but the breeze does not sweep away the past.

A life once lived clings tightly.

My fingers touch a picture frame.

Frozen in time, you cradle a child.

I can feel the love in the smile on your lips.

Your fingers gently brush the hair from my face.

Behind my eyes, I’m swept away.

I am once again, safe.  Warm.  Loved.

You always smelled of lilacs.

Today, your memory is as vivid as yesterday.

Other times, your face is but a faded shape in the mist.

You are always with me, a part of me.

Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson

** This was previously posted in 2016, but I find it to be very fitting for today.

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in on line journals, such as, Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society.Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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10 Responses to Birthdays and Memories

  1. Akanksha says:

    You have written so nicely, I wish these words to reach your mother. I also wrote a poem on my mother’s birthday, it was her first birthday after she left us. I miss her a lot. This is what I wrote
    https://akanksharastogi.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/what-to-celebrate-birthday-or-salvation/

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  2. bravingmentalillness says:

    Oh that’s just beautiful. Thank you for sharing 😊

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  3. Beautiful, especially “you always smelled of lilacs.”

    Like

  4. soiba says:

    Beautiful tribute 🙂

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