Poem: If you were my Mother?

If you were My West Indian mother?

As I know my mother loves to read, I am hoping that when we meet again. she will have this truth, as a reminder.

Sad to say

That the job is already

forever taken

But have no fear

My mother despises selfish

Children

She always felt the need

To share.

She made sure we us learn

That yes,

We are our brother’s keeper

Because I have the very

Best Mother

That I can ever desire

She taught me

How to wash, iron, clean

Be boss around the fire

She said to me don’t ever

Let them

She meant women

Don’t ever let make you

A pity

It should never happen

Not at long as my name is

Miss.Cinty

She meant that,

So each time she cooked

I had to stand in that

Kitchen

To learn everything she

Was doing.

For all 50 four years she

Did

A masterful job

Like no one else could

For the time for such

Has long passed

For another to even think

They probably should.

She lives

Just a phone call away

In Jamaica N.Y.

I call everyday

Just to hear her talk

To hear her motherly

Voice

Which to me never

Changed?

When I hear my mother’s

Accent

It reminds me

Of that place where I was

Born

I reminist of this young

Boy

Her son all the same

Playing those Island games

In that hot Caribbean sun

Life don’t always

Throw us the perfect pitch.

Sometimes

We learn much better

When that ball flies off

Course

Sends us into some ditch.

We are always wishing

That life had remains the

Same

But you win some you lose

Some

That’s how the game is

Played.

Because she is this great

Mother of mine

I know she should be

Forever with her kids

But sadly sometimes

They prove to actually

Be better off alone.

She understands

That it is now so quite

Different

Than it would have been

If the islands

Was the place we still?

Called home.

There would never

Be a day

That she would have to

Spend alone

But that’s my mother

She’s as brave as they

Come she’s 91

And still hitting the streets

Most times alone.

Though it’s hard for others

To understand

I being her son,

Those same lessons she

Thought

It what caused me to be?

This man

I truly understand it all,

There is nothing you

Can tell her

Say mom take a rest

The answer

That’s will be coming

I let you take this little

WI test

In this human race

My mother

Is simply one of a

Kind

Before the starter blazes

His gun

Before the cock crows

She and my father

Are always up and around

My mother has three

Kids

Of which I am the youngest

She trained us all real well

Should not be difficult at all

To tell.

So if I had this to do all

All over again

I would need my same

Mother

Let history speak her name.

It a vote taken is to

Be taken for ambassador

Of the aged,

Let my mother be the one

To embrace that stage,

Because that’s the job

For which I am sure

My mother is already

Faithfully Engaged.

No one will be in the front

Of her

If you were my

West Indian mother.

Bless

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Phdast7 , I will tell you a story. Thank you for reading and such a lovely and heartwarming response , I am moved , especially by your final words. Sincere thanks. I wish you all the very same and the best possible health , so that you will definitely see you hope come true and I believe it will.

Yesterday I stopped by your hubs, I read a few things and I kept looking for something and God;'s only truth is I did not know what I was looking for and this was the second time this happened to me with your hubs, and I am truly determined to look again . You will be hearing from me again soon.

Give thanks .

Bless.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Phdast7 , I will tell you a story. Thank you for reading and such a lovely and heartwarming response , I am moved , especially by your final words. Sincere thanks. I wish you all the very same and the best possible health , so that you will definitely see you hope come true and I believe it will.

Yesterday I stopped by your hubs, I read a few things and I kept looking for something and God;'s only truth is I did not know what I was looking for and this was the second time this happened to me with your hubs, and I am truly determined to look again . You will be hearing from me again soon.

Give thanks .

Bless.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Absolutely moving and so beautifully expressed. I am proud to know you through Hub Pages and I would be especially proud to know her and I would love to receive such a poem from one of my sons.

Blessings and a Happy Christmas to you and to your parents.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thank so very much Eddy , you she makes my every day, God has made it that she have lived powerfully to reach 91 and is doing fine, so I sincerely thank you . He also made it that myself her last son , I know I understand my role in my mothers life at this age and I am going to try my best through writing to put what I know out there, so that the kids coming may have a better understanding of this greatness called out mothers.

Thanks Eddy

Bless.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

This is indeed so very beautiful Sky and came from your heart.

I have to vote up/awesome and beautiful.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thank you Exotic. Oh yes and she does , it's our duty as kids, and it's the one that we should never fail, at all cost .

I thank you for you very kind comment.

Bless.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

Every mother would love to know her son loves her the way that you do. A poem from the heart. Voted up and beautiful.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

And you are so truly welcome! I will never go away until you do another of the hub you did with all the celebrities as we call them. But even then when I go away it will only be for lunch. There are so many of them out here , you cannot run out of names. So I await. Even use

Joe C rocker lol.

Thanks as always "AE"

Bless.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Sky, This is so beautiful. Your love for your Mother SHINES. This song by Joe Cocker is one of my all time favorites.. Thank you my friend...


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Dear Caroline , each time I communicate with you I get a glimpse of Neil Diamond.

Thanks you very much for reading and as usual speaking it as nicely as only you can . Sincere thanks .

Bless.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks you very much Cardisa , thanks for the effort or efforts they are all well appreciated.

Thanks for reading and cleaving such a heart warming comment , and I think I know how you feel , as I told you I know that I also belongs next to my mother since the other restraints of this live do no, at this time have me tied in any way.

I using relentless efforts to put myself in mothers shoes, and as the Last son all I know is that I belong with her at this time and I will always remind myself of that using any means possible.

This is the reason I am open to so much obstacles , but God is great. You are watching his greatness, right now. Never try to ever be bigger than your mother , let them have their way , if it means not engaging in their whatever.

That's why they are mothers.

Sincere thanks .

Bless..


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Must say I am a beaten man at present, I must fight back in some way .

But I will try to continue , and I can't I will answer everyone soon sorry . Bless and sincere thanks .


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Sky what a beautiful dedication to your mom. Love it.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

What a wonderful tribute to mothers. Reading this reminds me of how much I miss mine. She lives in NY and we talk all the time, but I wish she was beside me right now.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Sincerely "Irie" brother Epi. Such a great pleasure seeing you up close , I feel honored, if my truly humble words , helps to ignite any form of parental interest , however this is indirectly the idea.

But if I know you correctly , being the honorable man that you are , you are already anchored in such regards.

Great to hear from you and I would always appreciate your comments , since I know that THEY are are unbiased and "IRIE" man.

Bless.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks you my brethren Frank it's always a great pleasure reading your comments in that department , you rank very high, and I appreciate this very much.

Yes what good is a credit that's not given or even shared. My dear mother have not as yet seen any of these , but I made it also my life's work , to have this happen before , having any foolish excuses , they all are.

So that's why your beautiful comments are quite encouraging to me, and won't go to rest.

Sincere thanks and

Bless brethren.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...very heartfelt piece of writing and I was lucky enough to call my mum (and my dad too) my best friend - and with your evocative words it paints a beautiful cinematic image in my mind.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

what a blessed, beautiful couragous detailed Hub.. If you were my mother hits the target right in the center I love the caring, the sharing, and th words so genuine.. this is one of your best or better hubs Frank


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks you so much for reading asmaiftikhar in moving around this morning I saw that face and something flew across my mind , won't say what but it had to do with the fist poem from you that I read.

Thanks so much for reading and for such an deeply encouraging comment , you are way too kind. but am humbled. I will be visiting your work real soon . Till we write again.

Bless and thanks.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Well taken and thank you very much mrsgibb. I t's such a pleasure to start this day with such honest and sincere comments and recommendations, this is exactly how the work will continue , as the great Shakespeare said: all the worlds a stage . A good beginning makes an even better ending for those who are sincere and does their parts in earnest.

Bless and sincere thanks mrsgibb.


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asmaiftikhar 4 years ago from Pakistan

Beautiful and deep knitted images with sea like depth.i feel my words are hallow for this but what can i do is just voted up now and forever for your masterpieces.


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mrslagibb 4 years ago

what a beautiful view about mothers. Many, dont appreciate what they have in their lives, til its too late. I say appreciate what you have right now and look after mothers and cherish them.

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