Treasure Island

Kaila George

(20 October 1962 / New Zealand)

A Pile Of Memories


I just found
A pile of memories

From when my mother
And Father
Passed away

Cards of condolences
All piled up with love

Each card a statement
Of what great
Parents they were

Her beauty
Her courage
Her unconditional love

She lead communities with
Determination and love

She made things possible
For children in need

And she gave her all
To her children tenfold
And guided us with love
What a wonderful soul

I cant let this pass
without mentioning my dad
without one or the other
This poems uncomplete

My dad was the same
And impossible rouge

Handsome and smart
Such a loving soul

But like all men
He had secrets
From the past

Those made him drink
His troubles away

Despite all that
We loved him still

So did my mother
What a wonderful soul

Submitted: Thursday, July 05, 2012
Edited: Saturday, August 04, 2012
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In loving Memory of my Mum and Dad

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  • Kaila George (7/8/2012 5:20:00 PM)

    I know I just had to include my dad...hmmm might keep them both here but seperate the poems...its how I've always seen them...together hmmm (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (7/7/2012 6:51:00 PM)

    I thought it was very touching the way you remembered your mother like that, the only criticism (and I have no right to say) is that it seemed strange to introduce your father when the subject was more centered on your mom, I found it took away from some of the resonance of matriarchal love into a patriarchal cynicism, I noticed you connected that to you mom. Either way its a fitting tribute to both your parents. (Report) Reply

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