Jim Milks

Rookie (2/7/1966 / Boston)

A Christmas Present for Mom Poem by Jim Milks

Mom, I searched long and hard for the perfect Christmas gift
Just a little something to give your spirit a lift.
As I searched far and wide
There is a fact that I can not hide nothing that can be bought
Can capture a mother’s loving heart.

I get this feeling deep within my heart
with the sun sinking low as I wander around with no place to go
There is only one present that will do
your favorite flower Pressed with care
between some pages and a simple note
To say how I love you so and wish that I was there

Sitting on my bed clutching your present to my chest
my mind cloudy from the pills and the whiskey
Desperate to have you here with me
so I can give you your present
But All I can do is lay my head to rest on my pillow
And think of your cold stone there beneath the willow

Hush my son and don’t you fret
In your life there will be sorrows and regrets
You will face struggle and strife
But always remember that somewhere up above
There is Mamma looking down with love

In the morning waking with the sun
And the feeling that something has been done
I check the present held tight to my chest
I see through the shimmering prism of my tears
there below all that I had wrote
Was a short tear stained note
“ I love you to son”

© JPM 11/24/2008-11/25/2008

Submitted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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