A Mother's Jewel Poem by Almedia Knight-Oliver

A Mother's Jewel

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Red and white garlands draped the treasure chest.
They marched in tandem in the quietness of
The cathedral, offering up sorrowful
Tears to her crimson dressed body

Not even one drop of red flowed through her veins
As she lay between the wall of the living
And the dead... the silencer had
Muffled her voice

While from a distance, morbidly taking notes of
My own mortality in a state of gloom
The pallbearers step forward.

Abundantly reserved, the grieving mother looked
on the white satin covering her precious pearl
Her heart quietly pulsating grief and
Her wet eyes choosing to hide
Behind shades, then with style
And grace, she slowly leads
the procession into the
Entrance, leaving her
Precious jewel in
heaven’s abode.

November 1,2006

Sunday, September 20, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss
Eyan Desir 20 September 2009

Good write.....Knight 10s

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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 24 September 2009

a very touching poem...an invaluable jewel of the mother...10

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Kesav Easwaran 27 September 2009

very much touching Almedia...well wriitten poem...thanks...10

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Aziz Alkaabi 02 October 2009

I read your poem at random when the title caught my eyes, Having visited my mother in the hospital and seeing her getting better but she did not sleep the night before and the drugs playing with her mind, You managed to water my eyes plenty! Excellent poem,

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 15 October 2009

And grace, she slowly leads the procession into the Entrance, leaving her Precious jewel in heaven’s abode..verytouchy andI almost cried in emotions.... mother is mother andnoone can compensate the loss..it is sotearful departure form beloved ones.....10 read minebidding farewell...o, mother..momi cryu even today.... mom i miss yoiu.. mother andi wept. allon mother series..

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Paige S 30 April 2010

Such a sad and moving poem! Absolutely beautiful! I love how quiet it makes me feel as I read it. Lovely!

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Mark Nwagwu 16 April 2010

Indeed she's mother's jewel, but more than this - if 'more' is the appropriate word, she is heaven's jewel. Moving. Powerful, yet so mild.

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Lady Grace 12 April 2010

poetry is really an art, it captures attentions, it expresses emotions...mothers are the universal healers and world's greatest teacher, .the loss of her love one is her fall..i like this composition almedia, this is so nice...smileeeeeeeee

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 11 April 2010

‘…leaving her /Precious jewel in /.heaven’s abode.’ Ma’am you’ve monopolized in Mom’s pathos and ethos… Because you’ve made yourself a Perfect Mom…well all Moms are good but some are excelling in all parameter Voted 10++ Ms. Nivedita UK

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Sadiqullah Khan 29 March 2010

Very touchy, I can strongly relate to this poem. goes to my fav.10, and thanks for sharing.

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