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    I always wanted to be just like you
    You handled life's problem with such love and grace
    Every time I looked up mesmerized by the beautiful view
    I couldn't help but be amazed

    You were so brave and so strong
    To endure all the sadness and trauma our family went through
    I wish I could put all this down in a song
    A heart like yours is embodied by few

    At such a young married age you lost a child
    Daddy drowned his sorrows and couldn't comfort you
    That was just the beginning of your lifelong trials
    your broken heart nearly gave out the first time daddy became untrue to you

    I sometimes saw you so sad and wondered why
    You just didn't give up, you didn't give in
    Your beautiful face forcing back the tears your eyes wanted to cry
    The cracks in your soul sometimes showed glimpses of your pain within

    But you stayed on course, strong and true
    Raising all your children that managed to survive
    I didn't realize then I was looking at my own life preview
    It would take all I learned from you to keep me and my child alive

    So today I thank God I had a mother like you
    Watching you prepared me for what one day I would go through
    As I look in the mirror it's easy to see
    There is mama looking back at me.

  • #2
    10,000 likes! We both have amazing Moms. Emotional and heartfelt words Alexandra. Great addition to the contest and the queue.

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    • #3
      Thank you so much. We're both then very fortunate to have been raised by amazing women. Strong families make strong communities strong countries.

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      • #4
        This one is for you mama. Read on...

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          • AlexandratheLate
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            One of my frescos that I can't seem to post right side up. Lol lol

        • #6
          I thought this fresco - a fine art replica done in my version of fresco style -- depicted my mothers ladylike but strong personality.

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          • #7
            AlexandratheLate, at long last I encountered Community starts with family: Mama looking back at me -- and I feel very emotional about this lovely and moving tribute to that beautiful and courageous and loving lady you see when you look in the mirror. What a beautiful poem you've written! Thank you for sharing it with the RhymeZone poets. She reminds me of my own dear Mama. Monica

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you so much Monica. When I read it, tears fall. My mother is an amazing woman.

          • #8
            Thank you so much Monica. When I read it, tears fall. My mother is an amazing woman.

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            • #9
              Hi Alex. This is a nice tribute to your mom and others that do so much to raise and protect their children. A good reminder that we all serve as examples for our own children and that image we provide them will stay with them all their life.

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              • #10
                Thank you very much cc. Yes so true. If my mother had not been resilient, protective, hard working, creative and loving, I would not have been able to save my sons and my life.

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              • #11
                Thank you so much Marianne. I have an amazing mother.

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                • #12
                  Thank you very much blackyoyo24. :-)

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                  • #13
                    You are very welcome!

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                    • #14
                      Thank you imr for the like. :-)

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                      • #15
                        Beautiful words!!! Very beautiful!!
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