Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a Weed

Today's muse: Pictures, Poetry & Prose

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Just a Weed

When I was but a wee young thing—
no more than five or six—
to mother I would often bring
a bouquet that I’d picked.

I offered weeds with heads all bent;
a wide smile on my face.
She always knew how much it meant,
and placed them in a vase.

Now she’s gone and every day
I pray that I’ll be brave.
And every week I stop to lay
dandelions on her grave.

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let me say that this is a work of fiction ...
i am lucky to say i still have my mom


glnroz said...

Nice gesture and approach. I dare say your thoughts never stand still. :) ,thnx once more,,glenn

Kathryn said...

Oh, Monica! That was just beautiful! And I can totally relate...on SO MANY LEVELS!
I'm a fan...thanks for the flw and consider yourself flwgd back!

Jeanne said...

I'm sorry about your mom. I miss mine too (and it's been 36 years now).

Some things you never really get over.

Monica Manning said...

Oh, Jeanne ... I'm sorry about your mom. Even more sorry that I have to say that I still have my mom. The poem is purely fiction, although, having worked in funeral service for 12 years, I can empathise. I don't think that losing a loved one is supposed to be easy or something you 'get over'. Your life is never the same ... it just evolves into a new 'normal'. Don't put pressure on yourself to not feel what you feel and don't let anyone else make you feel guilty for missing your mother after all these years. I think you should miss her ... love is what makes us human.

::She Poet:: said...

Monica this is very beautiful and the imagery is great. I have to catch up this weekend on your work. Have a great day!

Wine and Words said...

What I love is that the mom did not poo-poo the gesture, or chastise the unearthing of weed or flower. I love that she accepted the love in the gift and placed that love front and center.

Dan Felstead said...

Monica...beautiful, heartfelt, poignant, have painted with words on this one and I love your artwork.


Dan Felstead said...

Monica...I realized today that I am not linking to sites that I follow on my blog. I kind of stet up a few links when I got started and forgot about updating them. I know that linking helps the Google ranking and I am adding your site and She Poets site to my links on my blog today. Sorry I have not done this before.

Have a great weekend.


::She Poet:: said...

Monica dahling come walk down the red carpet and pick up your award.