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A Talk With Mom

Hi Mom.  Happy Mother’s Day.  I miss you.  This is a pretty setting.  I’m glad you have a place away from the road.

I wish that I could talk to you.  There are so many things I would share with you!

Dave & Bruce seem to be doing ok.  Dave has found a woman that he really loves.  They’ve been together for several years now.  Bruce & Janette have carved out a nice life for themselves.  They have a nice home; I think you would like it.  It’s in a beautiful area.

Do you remember Denise from Rupeville?  Well, she is still my BFF.  She’s an amazing woman.  I’m lucky to know her.

Me?  I’m doing great Mom.  I finally quit smoking.  Believe it or not, I’m back in Texas!  I know, I never thought that would happen either.  I have a good life Mom.  I’ve got a job that I love and the greatest boss ever!  I just got a real pretty car.  Wish you could see it.  This fall I’m going to put a down payment on a house.  So it looks like I will end up retiring in Texas.  Can you believe that?!

I wish I could talk to you sometimes.  You were always easy to talk to.  I knew there would never be judgments; just understanding and compassion.  I miss that.

I wish I would have asked you to show me how to make your home-made biscuits.  Sometimes, I wish I could just turn to you and ask your opinion, or share something with you, or cook a meal together.

I know I’ve only been here a few times, but Texas is a long way away.  They keep the place up real nice here Mom.  The last time I was here, I noticed that your closest neighbor is also a lone woman.  I hope that the two of you get along.

I hope you’re happy, Mom.  You deserve it.  You put up with an awful lot with me and I know that.

I’ve got to go now Mom.   I know it probably doesn’t bother you, but I will talk to them about the dandelions.

I miss you and I love you Mom.  Happy Mother’s Day.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson


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 online 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 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

18 thoughts on “A Talk With Mom

  1. Penny, I was touched by your post, it was heartfelt and the love for your mother lights up every word. I will return often. E.


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