Sandra Martyres

Rookie - 27 Points (5th October / Mumbai - India)

Goodbye Mom - Poem by Sandra Martyres

To the tune of “Nearer my God to Thee”
Did we try and set her spirit free
Tears streamed down my face
As they covered hers with white lace
Then came the nailing down of the coffin
I would no longer watch Mother’s frame stiffen
Gently the casket was lowered into the ground
While the mourners stood solemnly around
The priest then signaled to us
To shovel some mud into the grave
“You have to truly bury the dead”
Was what he seemed to have said
We bid our last farewell to Mummy
Along with our friends and family
Funerals are always so emotionally painful
Although we do know that death is not final
It is only the spirit of the dear departed
That is really freed and liberated
And even as her mortal remains perish in the earth
There will be another birth……


Comments about Goodbye Mom by Sandra Martyres

  • (5/8/2009 3:24:00 AM)

    I couldnt seem to follow the tune,
    Nearer My God To Thee,
    in your poem....but the emotional content
    is powerful and sends this poem to the sky.

    What my instinct tells me is, that you when
    you wrote this poem, you were too close to its impact,
    and thus you haven't been able to grasp its momentum
    in your life. It wil come, it will come. Thanks for your passion, keep on writing. Phillip
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  • (4/25/2009 1:43:00 PM)

    I didn't cried when my dad left for the heavenly abode,
    but reading your tribute to ur mummy tears just explode...
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  • (4/20/2009 4:51:00 PM)

    The bond between you and your Mom will always be there, even though she has gone, a write I can relate to, very touching
    10
    Lynda xx
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  • (4/20/2009 8:01:00 AM)

    Such a sad and tender write Sandra...hard to let their spirit go isn't it...Fi 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 7:50:00 AM)

    You will never find a stronger connection of love then what there is between a mother and daughter, A great book, Feathers Brush My Heart tells many stories of a mother reaching back through the after life to just let you know that she will always be with you. May your life mend quickly over your lost 10++ (Report)Reply

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  • Tango (4/19/2009 11:33:00 PM)

    I'm very sorry for your loss, , but there is always one thing to remember that is, that she will always be with you. For you are her, and she is you.
    Tango.
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  • Indira Renganathan (4/19/2009 6:13:00 AM)

    May her soul rest in peace...and may her memories continue to live with you...very touching...beyond remarks (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/18/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    No moms are ever dead.....they only transgress and transcend with motherhood.Only occasions we hoodwink its greatness but it does not claim humbly to be gorgeously great.A 10 from me. (Report)Reply

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  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (4/16/2009 10:10:00 AM)

    well communicated, flow is there. rhyme is there. adeptly penned. more over it touches deep the reader 10
    you may read my ' the concept of the soul' and tell your openion. shan
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  • (4/16/2009 7:49:00 AM)

    Sandra, you lead the reader so vividly through the loss of your dear departed Mother.
    'Nearer My God to Thee' being such a fitting tribute to her. May she rest in peace. A truly expressive and heart felt poem. Top marks Karin Anderson
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  • (4/16/2009 6:07:00 AM)

    so touching, letting go of parents is hard, but as you so wisely conclude, her spirit lives on. i lost my mother, and i know how like an orphan i felt,

    lotsof love

    Mamta
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  • Meggie Gultiano (4/16/2009 5:40:00 AM)

    Sandra, i could not help myself to become so emotional reading this. i lost my mother too, and i had the hard time to see her again when her coffin was laid down the earth.I was in pain seeing her that way, the earth and the insects were her companions.plus the cold night..I can feel what you felt, and i am so sorry for your loss.
    But life must go on..they have to go first to welcome us.
    Hugs,
    meggie
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  • Andrew Blakemore (4/16/2009 3:46:00 AM)

    So touching and heartfelt Sandra, and yet so positive for the future. A truly beautiful write. Best wishes, Andrew (Report)Reply

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  • Barry A. Lanier (4/15/2009 1:48:00 AM)

    a wonderful reminiscence and tribute as in the season of our Lord, , we also remember those closest to us, , , and none no closer than mom, , , , smiling down and waiting, , , , , (Report)Reply

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  • Ravi Sathasivam (4/14/2009 11:24:00 PM)

    Excellent poem. Greatly expressed emotion.
    Enjoyed reading it.
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  • (4/12/2009 10:35:00 PM)

    excellent. wonderfully expressed emotion. great job. Happy easter (Report)Reply

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  • (4/12/2009 3:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem.....full of emotion and respect for your mom. Happy Easter Sandra! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 25, 2009


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