Friday, May 10, 2013

My Mother's Prayers



                                                      My mother prayed for me
                                                      And I felt every prayer
                                                      With a humble, loving heart
                                                      She placed me in God's care

                                                      She never ask for riches
                                                      Or material things and such
                                                      To her those kind of things
                                                      Never did matter much

                                                      She only ask for prosperity
                                                      And happiness without end
                                                      Peace for my very soul
                                                      And love as my true friend

                                                      She ask God to walk with me
                                                      And stay close by my side
                                                      Shelter me from life's storms
                                                      And his presence always abide

                                                      She prayed so earnestly
                                                      As only a mother can do
                                                      With a mother's faithful heart
                                                      In the only way that she knew

                                                      Even when her life was at end
                                                      Before her final breath
                                                      She ask God to comfort me
                                                      Then closed her eyes in death

                                                       @ Susie Swanson, 2013

                                                      Happy Mother's Day everyone!!
                                                      

18 comments:

  1. Susie, Your poem made me cry...I have had a rough week, longing for my mother. It could have been all the lilacs and the fact that my sister and I walked by mom's old house and Pammy picked some of mommy's lilacs...cause the new owners said we could. I think we can never stop longing for our parents. I am wishing you a happy mother's day too. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Oh I know how you feel.. The longing never ends.. Happy Mother's Day to you also. xo

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  3. What an incredibly touching poem, Susie! Just beautiful. And yes, those are the prayers that mothers pray. Thank God!

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  4. A very moving tribute for your mother Susie. Beautiful!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you Beth. Happy Mother's Day to you. xoxo

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  5. That last line sure got me.
    It is how I hope my children remember me.
    ~Blessings and love~ Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much.. That's how I want mine to remember me too.. Blessings and love to you also.

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  6. There is nothing like a mother's love, and your poem reflects that so beautifully!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. A mother's love is the strongest and longest.. Thank you Lise. Happy Mother's Day to you .

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  7. Feeling a little blue this weekend, Susie, so this poem was a great source of comfort. Mama was a praying mother; I miss her so much.

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    1. Hope you feel better soon. It's kinda sad for me too but I hope you've had a nice Mother's Day.. xo

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  8. This is a beautiful poem for your mother, Susie. I'm sure she loved you very much. Wishing you a happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you Daisy. Here's wishing you the same.. xoxo

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  9. A heartwarming poem. Happy Mother's Day, Susie.

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    1. Thank you. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  10. Susie,
    What a beautiful poem for Mother's Day. My favorite part was at the end when you mentioned that your mother prayed for you right before she left this world. That was so touching. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Your mother raised a special daughter, indeed.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you so much Sheri.. You are so sweet for saying that.. I'm sure your mom raised a beautiful daughter too, inside and out.. xo

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