I STILL WANT MY WAY Especially on Mother's Day

It's hard to believe it's been over 5 years

I still have bouts of streaming tears

There are times I need you more than ever before

I'm upset that life has closed that door.

My Mom, my friend, whom I trusted the most

This Mother's Day I give you a toast

To a beautiful woman who meant the world to me

The kind of extraordinary person I try to be.

You interacted with people wherever you went

Many people felt you were a God sent

You'd make people feel good wherever you'd go

No matter who it was, they would always know

That you were kind and considerate and funny too

Anyone you met wanted to be friends with you.

And even animals loved you oh so much

They had a sense of your gentle touch

Whether in your backyard or at the zoo

They easily became your friends too.

I miss you deeply, I still want my way

Right here with me is where I wanted you to stay

Yet God had decided your time was up

For me it was definitely too abrupt.

I told you I love you a million times

For that I have no regrets

And every time I find a dime

There are things I'll never forget

A calm, gentle peace comes over me

And I really feel like I can see

My Mother still guiding me from up above

Continuing, as usual, to give me her love.

You had many hard times throughout your 68 years

And I know that resulted in lots of tears

But no matter what, you continued to try

I truly don't think you were ready to die.

You hadn't accomplished all of your dreams

You were not ready to go, or so it seemed

But who am I always wanting my way

If it were my choice, you'd be here today.

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Heartfelt,sad, but very beautiful. A beautiful tribute.

Sunnie


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Sunnie D ~ thank you for commenting. I appreciate your words so much . . .


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Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

I know exactly what you mean, Sharyn - it isn't any easier even when they are very old, m'dear.

Bless ...


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is lovely Saryn's Slant. We never stop missing them, do we? I know when my mom passed on and them my day a year later, I felt like a little orphan child though I was middle aged.

This is a great tribute to your mom.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Angie,

I do believe that it doesn't matter how old, the loss of a mother is devastating. I can relate because my Grandmother (my Mom's Mom), who I wrote about in My Little Girl, My Little Lady, passed away a couple years ago at almost 103 years old. You would think that because Grandma had a wonderful, full life that her passing was easier. Yet surprisingly, it was quite difficult. So many people do not even have their Grandparents when they are growing up, yet I had my Grandmother well into my 40's. I was fortunate and the loss was significant. Thank you Angie for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hyphenbird,

Feeling like an orphan child . . . I understand. I am the oldest of three girls. I never had any children. My two sisters both have children. Because Mother's Day was a day for my sisters to celebrate also, I always spent Mother's Day with my Mom. And I would make the day special. So when it rolls around every year now, I have that "orphan" feeling.

Thank you HB for your wonderful comments!

Sharyn


marellen 5 years ago

Love your poetry, Sharyn....what a tribute to your Mom...she would be so proud to read this but I'm sure she knew how you felt when she was alive. Beautiful poem...


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

marellen,

I must say I do think my Mother would be proud. She also liked to write poetry and gave me much inspiration.

Thank you so much for your beautiful comments.

Sharyn


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LoraKayAlexander 5 years ago

I can truly appreciate this. Just beautiful.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

This tugs my heart too much. I love my departed Mom so! Nice video. God bless!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thank you LoraKay for your vote of "confidence."


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thank you Micky for your blessings!


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

This is so dear to my heart Sharon - just beautiful and such a nice Mother's Day sentiment and remembrance! I hope that some day soon I can write such a moving tribute to my Mom who I miss so much. I really hear from your words that you feel the same way. Thanks!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi CK,

I knew this would touch you . . . knowing you have similar feelings. I believe it was not until after 3 years went by that I wrote these pieces about my Mom. It definitely took some time. Be gentle with yourself! As always, thank you for your support!

Sharyn


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Up and awesome Sharyn - you make me realize the need to appreciate my mother more. I talk to her by phone every day but I guess that isn't a good measuring stick for really spending quality time with her. Thank you for the reminder:-)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kel,

You never really know when someone will leave this earth. My Mom's death was sudden and unexpected. Cherish every moment you can . . . Thanks for your kind words!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh gosh - no thank you for making me think about it NOW:-). I just made a lunch date with my mom! We are going to meet next Wednesday at Cracker Barrel and my 22 year old girl is going too! see? The thanks is yours.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I can't say that I will ever read more beautiful words than this - ever - you see my mum was my best friend and she has been gone since 2004 (and my dad since 1992) and they both made me the man who I am today - and you have struck a chord with me here - and I am sure with many other readers - and not to mention the fact that you are just simply a great writer - anyway!!!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thank YOU Epi!

Your kind words mean so much to me. From what I know about you, I can tell you had wonderful parents. And they no doubt are looking over you and are so proud! The combination of love and intelligence and compassion and creativity and humor throughout your written words is truly a special gift to be admired.

Thank you always for your beautiful feedback!

Sharyn


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allexia26 5 years ago

I love it that is so sweet of you to contribute such a beautiful poem to your mother's memory, very heartfelt.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Allexia,

It's so nice to meet you. Thank you for your wonderful comments and for following :) Have a great night!

Sharyn


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Sharyn, you have written a beautiful poem in memory of your mother and one that touches those of us who have lost our mothers. Thank you for sharing this. I miss my mom, too.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

My Dear Sharon,

This was so touching and knowing your heart, I am sure Mothers day is so hard. I pray you can draw from the wonderful memories of your mother, and they will bring warmth and peace to you.

Sending a big hug,

Love,

Sunnie


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Sharyn - This is nothing less than a beautiful tribute. It is easy to take our loved ones for granted. I fear the day I lose my mom. I'll be sure to take your heartfelt words and suggestions to heart.

Mother's Day is right around the corner...I'm sure she is watching over you today and always. Also, I'm sure she is very proud of you :)


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

Sharyn, this is a beautiful tribute to your mom. She seemed like a wonderful person to know; I can read in your words just how much she meant to you.

It's a great reminder to all of us to treasure our moms. Voted up and beautiful! :)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Oh Sharon! What a heartfelt piece. A tribute to your own Mom. There are moments in life when we appreciate our parents, and that's when we realize, they were right for being straight and stern. Your piece tell us a world about your mother, and how she raised you to be a good daughter! Bless her heart and those 68 years of her rewarding life.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

heart warming...love this...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is very touching and moving- a wonderful tribute.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Susan ~ Thank you for your compliments. I know you can relate about missing your mom too. To me, it is a unique loss that cannot compare to other losses.

Hi Sunnie ~ Thank you! I think for me Mother's Day is even more difficult since I do not have children of my own. My sister's are both mothers so that is also their special day too. I appreciate your comments always.

MissOlive ~ Aw, thank you. I believe mom is watching over me too and I do hope she is proud, at least for some things :)

Hi Marissa (TPM:) ~ I very much appreciate your feedback. Definitely, allow this to remind you to treasure every moment with your mother.

Lord ~ Thank you for pointing out how much this piece tells the reader about my mom. She was very special.

Hi Raci ~ Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment.

Hi Tammy ~ I really appreciate your feedback, thank you.

THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE! If you still have your mother here with you, cherish every moment you can!

Sharyn


kelleyward 4 years ago

What a fantastic appreciation for mothers! Thanks for sharing! Take care, Kelley


AEvans 4 years ago

Made me cry. It sounds so much like my mom. She was 67 years old when God called her home. Here is one I wrote for my mom http://wizzley.com/butterflies-from-heaven-1/ I miss my mom so much and will be glad when mom's day is over. I loved the poem and what a beautiful Tribute for all of the mom's who have been called home.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

A beautiful poem of love and longing. May your dear Mom be close to you, especially this Mother's day as well and every day until your sweet reunion. Lovely poetry, beautifully written and all the more so reading with Celine Dion's song playing, yes, perfect song. My best wishes to you Sharyn from Annie.


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

This is beautiful.. thank you for sharing your heart!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Hey, Sharyn. Saw this on JS Matthew's newsletter on Twitter. Thinking of you today. I can't imagine the pain. I'm so blessed to still have my mom. Hugs, friend.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Girlfriend,

Somehow I never saw this until today... of course I am naturally drawn to you today as we share so much.

I believe this poem could be about my Mom (substituting 82 for 68) and (quarters dor dimes, as we have laughed about...) And, for me two years later, this Mother's Day, I feel just as selfish and also WANT MY WAY.

Yet, like you, I carry Mom close in my heart with her strength, wisdom and wit. Thank you, Sharon, for expressing what I feel so deeply in my soul.

Voted UP & UABI. I love you, Maria


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kelley ~ I really appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Thank you-happy Mother's Day!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Annie ~ What a sweet comment. Thank you so much. I thought the song was perfect too. I do feel my Mom watching over me at times. I hope you are enjoying Mother's Day. Take care,

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Candie ~ thank you for stopping by. Happy Mother's Day!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Vickie ~ I am thankful to have work noticed in the J.S. Enterprise! Thank you for your kind comments. You are definitely blessed to still have your mom with you. Enjoy every moment.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Dear Maria ~ I love you! I am so glad you stopped by. Funny cuz I thought about you today too. Wouldn't it be so cool if we could just "have our way." I hope that you had a decent Mother's Day today. When I am wished Happy Mother's Day, I just simply say thank you cuz I do feel like a mom in ways as an aunt and also an animal mom. I hope you feel that way too. I wish you many found quarters through your journey. Sending love and hugs your way,

Sharyn


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This time of year must be so difficult for you Sharyn. Your heartfelt tribute is truly endearing and lovely and lets us share in your Mom's love and life. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for bringing her memory to life here.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Peg ~ Thank you for your sweet comment. Happy Mother's Day to you!!!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sharyn...A beautiful hub to share each year near Mother's Day. This is simply lovely and so touching, it brought tears to my eyes.....we will always miss our Moms. They meant everything to us throughout their lives....the love and memories remain forever......Peace..Paula UP+++


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

This poem is so beautiful and it reflects the way I feel about my mother. I am fortunate that she is still alive at 90 and lives with me. I treasure the days. Your poetry touched me deeply, and I am sorry you lost her so soon. I can understand your grief. Beautiful reflection.


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Paula! OMG, it's so great to see you! Thank you so much for your awesome comments. I really miss my mom a lot and it's been going on 9 years already. It's certainly a loss that is never replaced. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day. Thanks again for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Pam ~ oh, you are so lucky to still have your mom in your life. Definitely cherish every moment. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope your Mother's Day was enjoyable. Take care,

Sharyn


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Sharon. Your mother must be watching from above the words you wrote about her. She was so young when she died. I know you miss her and thik of her often. My mother died at 89, and we have happy memories. Your words flow in the poem ever so gently. Thanks for sharing your tribute. I will also share. Blessings. Audrey


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Audrey ~ it's so nice to meet you. I really wish my mom could have lived for at least another 20 years. You are fortunate. Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments and for sharing this work as well. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day!

Sharyn

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