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remembering Mom

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greatest secret of living is
to make life an adventure!
 
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What a wonderful Mother's Day poem, Jude. She lives on in her daughter, in more ways than one. It's reflected in the mirror as you see her through your eyes, and lives in those beautiful gardens you shared, and in which grew the best and bightest memories. In the garden of life, you were her special flower she so carefully nurtured until it was time to set you free. She was such a huge part of your life as she helped shape your character while carrying all those lovely shining stars in her pockets.

You do a marvelous job of bringing the reader along on this journey you and your mother shared.

Outstanding poem and deserves a 'sixer' in my book.
Wishing you the best in this contest!!

Thanks for the notes. We both had very special relationships with our mothers. Mine died 10/04/04.
Mother's Day always brings back a flood of memories.

Well done,
Be well,
Art


 Comment Written 07-May-2010



reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thanks again Art. I'm sorry for your loss as well but we were blessed while we had them. Mom lived a wonderful, long, fulfilling life. Jude
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My mom passed away as well, but you know what, I often believe she is there pulling strings for me in heaven. With my mother's situation, she was trapped her for eighteen years, but after her passing, I honestly felt that she was happy to be freed.

You very well written poem, exemplifies the effect that our mothers have on us. I love the last stanza to this! It also brought back my memories of mom giving me a portion of the garden. But I felt it best to raise vegetables.- Great job with this one!


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reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thank you Mike, Jude
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An eloquent and loving conversation with your mother. Not so much my face, but my movements, my idiosyncracies, and my gestures remind me of how much of my mother is in me. You have put it into beautiful words for so many of us in this tribute to MOM. Jeffrey


 Comment Written 07-May-2010



reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Hi Jeffrey and thanks again for the wondrous review and all the stars. I'm so pleased my poem reached your heart. Jude
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This is a lovely and tender poem which tell us about mother's love and how we feel when they have gone.
As always is very well written!
Congratulations!
Laren


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    Thanks so much. What a lovely thing to say, Jude

reply by laren on 07-May-2010
    I really enjoyed your work very much! Congratulations and thank you!
    Laren
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Wonderful words written here about remembering Mom. I loved the loving and caring words written here, about the writer's Mom.

The wonderful memories shared within these words one will always have, of this Mom.

Honeytree.


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reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Jude
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How sweet - this write about your lovely Mom and the empact she had on you- She is SHIRLEY proud - I would be... and she must have been a sweetheart! Her daughter is! Write on-Di


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    I've missed you Diny. I hope all is well. Thanks for this great review, Shirley
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dear Judian,
IT IS YET ANOTHER GREAT POEM FROM YOU. I really liked the simple stlye of the poem. It is a well written poem aBOUT THE LOVE OF A MOTHER.I would say rather memory of a mother.
Hearty congratulations!


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    Thanks so much, Jude
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Excellent poem for your Mom, Jude. My Mom was 73 when she died in 2005 and people are telling me I look, act, and laugh just like my Mom...like I didn't know that? LOL I enjoyed your Mother's Day tribute.
Indy


 Comment Written 06-May-2010



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    Thanks so much Indy. It's wonderful to still see her daily through me, especially my hands, which of course are visible all the time and are exactly like hers!! Jude
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Excellent work. This is probably my favorite entry into that Mother's Day contest. You express yourself so eloquently and effortlessly. It is a beautiful tribute to your mother. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy


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reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thank you so much! Jude
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Judian James,

You did a wonderful job with this contest. Your entry is well written. The flow is good.

It is perfectly written and completely error free.

I look forward to seeing you again.

Love you,

Oatmeal


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    Thanks. Jude
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