Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Next Time I See Mama




                                                     The last time I saw mama
                                                     She was sad and broken down
                                                     Her hair was silver gray
                                                     No sunshine could be found

                                                     Her body was wracked with pain
                                                     It brought heartache and tears
                                                     My mama suffered bravely
                                                     For so many days and years

                                                     The old homeplace is now empty
                                                     In the corner sits her chair
                                                     I can still hear her sweet voice
                                                     As it lingers everywhere

                                                     The next time I see mama
                                                     She'll be walking streets of gold
                                                     A shining crown upon her head
                                                     Truly a sight to behold

                                                     She'll wrap her arms around me
                                                     As when I was a child
                                                     Oh the joy my heart will feel
                                                     To see my mama's smile

                                                     We'll talk through out the ages
                                                     Then hug and talk some more
                                                     Nothing but joy and peace
                                                     On heaven's golden shore

                                                     The next time I see mama
                                                     She'll be waiting there for me
                                                     I know my mama's not gone
                                                     She's only been set free

                                                     Susie Swanson, 2013

This past Sunday I lost my first cousin and she was like a sister to me.. She fought a brave and courageous fight for so long and now she's at rest in the arms of God.. I wrote this for her children and to whoever that needs some comfort on long, lonely days. I lost my mama fifteen years ago and there's not a day goes by that I don't miss her and think of her.. But I have the blessed assurance in knowing where she's at and I will see her again... Blessings to all, Susie

27 comments:

  1. Sweet poem Susie. I'm sorry for the loss of your cousin, and your mom. I too lost my mom, 26 years ago. I still think of her often, and miss her most when I'd like some motherly advice. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Lise.. This poem was wrote for you to and I'm sorry you lost your mom... Hugs to you...

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  2. You did a great job on this one Susie.

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  3. Oh Susie, your poem touched my heart so deeply. This past Sunday was my mom's borthday. I miss her so much. Do you sell books of your poetry?? I would so love to read more. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Awww, Sending sweet thoughts and prayers..Birthdays and holidays are the worse. I'm in the process of publishing a book now.. I will let you know. Thank you Susie.

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  4. Oh Susie,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your first cousin. My first cousin is sick right now. We have so much in common, dear. This poem is beautiful and brought a tear to my eye, as I have been missing my mom lately too. I was wondering if I could send this poem through e-mail to my sister? She would love it, I know. You know, your Mama raised such a special daughter. I am thinking of you during this sad time.
    Love you, Susie.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. Awww, thank you Sheri and I'm so sorry about your cousin.. I'm sending prayers your way and yes you are welcome to send it to her.. I hope it brings her lots of comfort and healing.. I'm sorry you lost your mother too. Love to you also.

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  5. This brought tears to my eyes Susie. Very moving!

    I am so very sorry for your loss!

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  6. Sorry about the death of your cousin.. My prayers for her family and for you.

    Lovely poem. I still miss my mother and she's been gone since 1991...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy. We never stop missing them.. Sorry you lost yours too.

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  7. Thank you, Susie. It is my sister who I wanted to send the poem to because we both lost our mom five years ago in January. I'm sure she is missing her as much as I am. Thank you for letting me send it to her. Thank you for saying prayers for my cousin also. She is so dear to me and is the same age as I am. I grew up with her. She has been sick for awhile now, and I appreciate your prayers.
    ~Love, Sheri

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    1. I'm so sorry, I thought it was your cousin but either way it doesn't matter.

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  8. Oh Susie, I am so sorry for your loss! How loving of you to provide such a comforting poem...I know it brought great comfort to me as I read through it, and you are right about how much we miss our mama...it has been nearly 13 years for me, but I also understand how comforting it is to know we shall see them again someday...and that hug will be even sweeter because mama will be joyful and have no pain or worry...unlike the last time I hugged her here on earth.

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  9. I'm sorry for your loss, Susie. This is a sweet and moving poem. Hugs to you.

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  10. It's obvious that God has comforted you, Susie, because you are giving that same comfort through your beautiful words. Blessings to you, my friend and thank you for sharing your heart.

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    1. Awe, thank you so much.. He is an awesome God.

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  11. Hi Susie, I'm so sorry for your loss, I know this must be a difficult time for you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this grieving time. Your poems is such a loving tribute to your cousin and your mother. It brought back so many memories for me and tears to my eyes. I know the poem will be a great comfort to your family. Thank you for sharing your deeply beautiful poem with us. With Love Always, Delisa

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    1. Thank you so much Delisa.. I hope the family can find some peace with it.. Love to you

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  12. Thank you for these words, Susie: "She'll wrap her arms around me, as when I was a child." Won't it be wonderful there!

    Blessings and hugs --

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  13. Your poem is beautiful and so comforting, Susie! It brought tears to my eyes as I thought about my own dear mother. What a blessing to think of being with our loved ones again someday!

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  14. Thank you Connie.. It will be wonderful there.Love your beautiful poetry.

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  15. beautiful poem about the most beautiful person in the world for anyone,MOM...GOD<3U

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