Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day: "A Mother's Day Memory"

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"A Mother's Day Memory"

          By Richard Goolsby

Oh, to think of Mother's hug,
Evokes a sentimental tear!
My heart strings pull and tug,
As Mother's Day draws near!

When I was young and ill,
She would rock me through the night.
That old rocker squeaked and squealed,
But still, she held me tight.

I can feel her arms around me,
As she held me late one night.
I can feel her love surround me,
Mother's love makes most things right.

I can see her -- just above me,
I can hear her voice, so clear,
And the words to "Jesus Loves Me,"
From her lips down to my ear.

Yes, it's true -- my mother's gone,
But it's also true, you see,
My mother still lives on,
In my heart and memory!

Happy Mother's Day to all moms "out there!"


  1. I love that poem Richard!!! My Mom is gone too and it makes Mother Day a hard day when I see everyone else celebrating with their mothers. But you are right, she does live on in my heart. And I hear her whispering to me many times when I need her guidance the most.

  2. Richard, this is truly a lovely poem -- and a very heartfelt tribute to your mother. Both my parents are gone, but it is true -- they live on in my heart and memory too.

  3. Thank you so much for your kind comments!

  4. Hey ~ another surprise ~ a GA lawyer who can right poetry ~ Your Mom sure did something right ~ enjoy ~ ^_^

  5. Ah Richard... You have said words that every mother longs to hear from their adult children; that their love has not been forgotten. As a mother of 2 grown children I look back fondly on their childhood and know there were many moments of blessing- where I was allowed to share pure love.Your mother hears your words. xo teri

  6. That's great that you wrote a poem in memory of your mom. She lives in your heart now and on Mother's day that's where she always will be.

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