Jasmine in Bloom: A Poem By tobusiness.hubpages.com

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Jasmine in Bloom

Last night I dreamt of a lush green land,

The natives were friendly, with easy, welcoming smiles.

The scorching sun yields to the fresh sea breeze

That rustled like a whisper through the green corn field

Cooling and caressing as it blew through me.

Home; I smiled as my heart grew lighter,

Home to me meant joy and much laughter.

I reached for the handle of the old iron gate

Thinking to myself, I mustn't be late.

I entered the garden approaching the stairs,

My senses assaulted by a sweet, heady smell.

The butterfly jasmine profusely in bloom,

Emitting the sweetest fragrant perfume.

It's good to be home once more my heart sang.

The old Samsonite case I left unattended

At the bottom of the garden as I ascended.

I ran towards the house, running with purpose,

Attacking the concrete stairs two at a time.

Faster and faster, but time seemed so slow,

As hard as I tried, just can't find the door.

Chasing the stairs, my face awash with tears

I knew she'd be there like so many times before,

I knew she'd be there a vision in red;

She'll welcome me home at the top of the stairs,

Her voice ringing out like a million silver bells.

My children, my children, I heard her say

As she held out her arms to welcome me home.

I woke in my bed; I knew she was dead;

My face soaking wet with frustrated tears,

And I'm so far away here in Bedford Beds.

The dawn light broke, and birds began to sing,

I felt the rush of the cool sea breeze, it

Caressed my body, as I closed my eyes,

And the familiar scent of Jasmine rise.


Goodbye Mum, One in a million


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copyright. J A Hagues 16 October 2011

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Wow...thank you so much Diane, I'm thrilled to know that you liked this. My best to you.


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Diane Woodson 3 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

This is one of the nicest pieces of poetry I have read in the year I have been on Hubpages. It is just beautiful I like the ending.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Thank you Suzette, for taking a look at this.... much appreciated.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. This is lovely. I love the scent of jasmine and I could smell it as I was reading your poem. Lovely thoughts and sentiments. Beautiful poetry.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Travmaj, thank you for understanding.


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

tobusiness - oh yes, I truly identify, understanding the anguish behind the words. The scent of jasmine sweet and powerful and reminiscent of home and mother and all things familiar - for a few moments everything is as it should be.

And then the reality. Words and feelings that will remain forever.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Funnily enough, my mum's name was Theresa also, I love gardenia I got my love of flowers from her. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your mum so very young, although it is a very hard thing at any age. Take care, and my best to you


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Lovely and sad (the definition of melancholy, I suppose) at the same time. In my life gardenia holds the place that Jasmine does in yours. It is very hard when we lose our mothers. Mine died 33 years ago when I was just 25. A good poem. ~~Theresa


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Max, I'm so chuffed to know that you found and like this, Jasmine is my first poem and very special for me so thank you it means a lot.

Love JO .


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Oh my God. This is so mind-blowing! Jo, it is such a deep poetry, mysterious, emotional, heartfelt and entirely captivating... wow. I am just completely consumed by the flow of words and thoughtful expressions... Amazing!


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Unknown, you've found my first and still favourite poem. I'm so glad you liked it.

Many thanks for the visit and lovely comment. All my best.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

a very beautiful and heartfelt poem tobusiness. the ending swept my heart away!


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Shara63, I 'm so glad the poem touched you. Thank you for the visit and comment.

Best regards.


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

You are a wonderful poet, soaked in sweet fragrance of jasmine your poem entered straight into my emotional gateway to stay there for long....deeply felt...Voted up !


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Voronwe, This one is very special for me, I'm so glad you like it. Thanks again, hope you're having a wonderful day.


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Voronwe 4 years ago

Just beautiful and very very heartfelt! I could see it in my mind's eye and feel your cascading emotions. So beautifully written. Be well, Jo and take care!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Beautiful poem. Voted up!


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tobusiness 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Thank you Sue, never Susie, I heard you earlier better late than never.

Love your work, so glad you like jasmine in bloom, thanks for the encouragement

lol Jo (tobusiness)


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Hear Me 5 years ago from Somewhere in Florida

Very beautiful. Your prose is very descriptive. I look forward to reading more of your work. Keep it up!


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tobusiness 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Shanaya, you are very kind, but thank you so much

lol Jo (tobusiness)


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shanaya 5 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

Hello Ma'am! First of all Welcome to HUBPAGES. Very Beautiful poem you have written with perfectly chosen words as well. Keep writing.:)

VOTED UP so HIGH, BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME, INTERESTING.:)

P.S! I only once tried to write a poem but let me tell you I can't be so perfect like you & other Hubbers. You can check it out at my hub 'A girl who never wanted to leave'.

With lots of Love & Respect

from SHANAYA:)


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tobusiness 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

jhamann, thank you for the kind comment and encouragement, i'm glad you enjoyed it.


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jhamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

To business-Please keep writing poetry. This poem was wonderful and inspiring. Voted up and everything along with it.

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