Momma's Odyssey Poem by James B. Earley

Momma's Odyssey

Rating: 5.0

Within our home was all we needed
There was not a want for more
Once grown and on my own
...I realized then....that we were poor

She did not 'send' us off to church
......Instead....she led the way
Through the very life she lived
...She taught us pray

In retrospect...she must have suffered
...At abject pain
Although.....I'll never know for sure
Not once...did she complain

When God prepared that 'House Of Rest'
....I know....he saw....her face
This gentle soul...who's Heaven bound
.....If indeed.....there's....such a place

Author's note:

Dedicated to my mother.....Rosie Leola Earley...1903 - 2001.
...........Petite of figure...yet...a bastion of strength...whose very
life..was an odyssey..of faith. If there is indeed a heaven..she
will own a seat!

Marilyn Lott 15 September 2008

She was an Angel that God welcomed with open arms. What a beautiful tribute to a lady who made you the special man you are today. Wonderful! 10+ Warm Wishes, Marilyn

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Linda Winchell 07 March 2009

This Sir James, is more than a, 'Hall Mark' of words! All I can further say is, that your Mother did right by you. Do you have any brothers or sister who also write poetry? I would have loved to had known your mother. One day I will meet her and tell her what a gift of her life's Odyssey, she has given to the world throught her son James.

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What a wonderful mentor your Mother has been to you. Once grown, you realized you were poor but rich indeed with love. A beautiful poem, James, written with such dignity and pride. Karin Anderson

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Fay Slimm 08 March 2009

A very worthy tribute to an exceptional lady and mother - - James with your talent you have created a figure we can all admire in this loving piece - - and she must have been so proud to teach love and faith to such a son - - thank you for expressing your feelings about your dear mentor and mother -- best of wishes from Fay...xx 10

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Rani Turton 08 March 2009

The first stanza says it all. A really touching version of your's mother life lived with love and dignity.

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Shirley Hanley 03 January 2010

ahhhhh James...... so beautiful a tribute to your mother...... and so true. I too came up from poverty and due to the beauty of my grandmother Gracie's soul never felt poor. She taught me, through her actions, riches were present in ones soul and there for the taking. Like you, it wasn't until later in life that I realized just how poor we were back then and how hard it must have been on her. Thank you James for sharing this reminder of our roots, Shirley

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Indira Renganathan 06 September 2009

Wonderful is the poem...still more wonderful is your note...and the best of all is the most suitable wonderful title....thanks for this wonderful piece

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Shirley Woods 08 August 2009

Hi Jim, Thank you for being able to express so well what so many people feel about their mother. It is such a touching poem.

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Myrtle Thomas 09 March 2009

Dear James I was moved by your dedication poem.I hope my family would feel the same way.I love your writing, and hope that you read mine

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T S 09 March 2009

A wonderful image you have imprinted on us.... the readers mind. She sounds an amazing woman........ Being a mum myself we do as Parents make tremendous sacrifices which our children do not see. untill they too become Parents Lovely poem James .........10 plus....... Tracy

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