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's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. 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 😊

    Like

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

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  4. soiba says:

    Beautiful tribute 🙂

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