Kevin East

Rookie - 6 Points (22 April 1954 / Amersham bucks)

My Mother - Poem by Kevin East

I thought i saw my mother
Emerging from the bric-a brac
Silent sifting through bargain rack
In search of any ornament fine
Cut price silver service
Where nobody comes to dine.
I thought i heard my mother
Call me in for tea
One summer's night when fading light
Caught me in reverie.
We sometimes talk in dreams now
That's how it has to be.
I always see my mother
At birthday and Christmas time
Her laugh and gentle smile
I reply and watch her mime
Teenager at the table
When time was on our side
Life is an endless fable
Where hopes ebb with the tide.
I thought i saw my mother
Laying in a care home bed
My sister said she was poorly
But i knew she was dead.
She didn't die that instant
The time she was so ill
she went so many months before
Then heartache broke her will
I thought i saw my mother
One clear and moonlit night
I felt her in the wind
A gentle breeze so slight
And i heard her in the morning
When birdsong reassured
We'd meet again in heaven
Our broken hearts both cured.

Comments about My Mother by Kevin East

  • (4/1/2012 6:29:00 PM)

    Dad...This made me cry! I love you xxx (Report) Reply

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  • (12/19/2011 5:12:00 AM)

    A sad, beautiful, heart-felt and compassionate poem all in one - very wonderfully written to say the least -truly a great write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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