Friday, June 01, 2007


we sat around her bed

talking laughing crying
listening in the silence to her complicated breathing

holding her hands
2 on each side

as if to tether her

and then she stopped
and there was silence

And now everything is different


Blogger grumpy old woman said...

Darling girl, I read your words with tears in my eyes. It is so hard to lose your mother.......

She left this world surrounded by love - it is a great testament to who she was ...... a loving and much loved woman.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

I think she was a lucky mum to have a daughter who could write such loving words.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Pecos Blue said...

I am so glad that you were able to be there with her. I was not and I so regret not being there for her when she passed.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

oh! a tear fell into the tadpole pool

8:21 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Ohhhhh *sniff*

10:27 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

I keep visiting here, and crying, and not commenting, so thought I would say hello this time.

My Mum is dying, she hasnt eaten for weeks, it is a slow process, she is a strong woman. I feel sad.

I think it is great that you are able to express yourself through your blogs, and thank you for sharing.


8:39 AM  
Blogger Gardener Greg said...

It is great that you express yourself this way. WE all have our avenues to release the tension and I hope this works for you. I love your poetry.


2:37 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

So sad, yet beautifully written. My heart sends soothing warmth....

4:57 PM  

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