Rictameter poetry, My mother

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My mother went to heaven in nineteen sixty eight, i miss her everyday.

Mother

Always nearby

Tenderly caring

Her gentle love unwavering

Protecting loved ones through adversity

Discipline rendered if required

Afterward,sweet kisses

My memories

Mother

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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful Ruby!


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snakeslane 3 years ago from Canada

Awesome tribute Ms Always, love to you on Mother's Day, Regards, snakeslane


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Awesome. So is the video. Thanks for sharing. :)


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

One of the many reasons I adore Maria Shriver is the loving relationship she had with her Momma, Eunice.

Same for you, my dear friend...I am sharing the bittersweet memories with you this weekend, Ruby. Beautiful and tender rictameter.

Love you, Maria


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Beautiful Ruby. Your Mother is beaming with pride at her beautiful prodigy.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, Thank you..Glad you thought it was beautiful....


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi snakeslane, Happy mother's day to you. Thank you for coming by..Love..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shannon, Thank you for the awesome comment. I love the video too. Cheers.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar, I feel the same about Maria, her mother accomplished so much, The special olympics was started because she cared. We do share a sadness this weekend but it too will pass. Love you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike, You are so kind. Thank you..Be well my friend...


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

And yet another beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere. Thank you for this touch of lovely on my Saturday afternoon.

your friend

bill


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful and a lovely poem. A beautiful tribute to your mother.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Bill, Happy to share, thank's for a lovely comment..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vellur, Good to see you again. Thank you for a beautiful expression..Cheers my friend..


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duffsmom 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

A lovely tribute to your mother. We never stop missing them. My mother died in 1966 and it has left such am emptiness inside me.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Well done. And thank you for this wonderful tribute.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

Ruby, This is an awesome hub. My mother (89 years) lives with my husband and I. Her heath is failing and I dread the loss of her. Your hub touches my heart and I know I have been blessed to have her with me for so many years.


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Man of Strength 3 years ago from Orlando, Fl

Very nice. That should move anyone who loves their mother. It's very universal & timeless.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Beautiful tribute to your Mother. I was doubly thinking of mine at this time as her birthday was 11th May.


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suzzycue 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Keep your memmories close my friend. Sometimes they are all we have to hold onto. Great poem I feel your love Always. Suzzy


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Ruby, your words move me so - you are so lucky to have a mother to miss so dearly! Hope you had a wonderful MD!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello duffsmom, I feel the same as you, when we lose our mother's it leaves an emptiness that lasts a lifetime. Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martin, You are welcome my friend..Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pam, You have been blessed. I am happy for you. Glad this touched your heart, thank's for telling me. Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Man of strength, It surely is universal, mothers are precious all over the world. Thank you for coming by....


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Blossom, Thank you. No matter how old we are, we always remember our mother's. Thank you..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Suzzy, Good to see you again. Thank you. Your comment is touching...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Leslie, We had our differences, but we were always close. Good to see you, hope you are well again...Hugs....


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mollymeadows 3 years ago from The Shire

Ruby, this is a lovely poem. Your Mom looks like she was a sweet person. Maybe that's where you get it from :-)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Molly, Thank you for a sweet comment. My mother was kind and helped anyone who was in need. I'm fearful that i gave her some worries when a teenager but we were always very close. Cheers..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful tribute to your mom. I lost mine in 1996 in March and that year she would have been 85 in May. I miss her lots too. You know our moms stay near us all our lives until we will have the chance to meet again. Hugs.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Gypsy, My mother died when she was 72, she was a diabetic and struggled with her weight as long as i can remember. I believe as you do, we will see them again. Thank you so much..Hugs..


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

She's been in heaven for a long time now, anyway in terms of earth years . . . I imagine she is very very proud of her daughter.

That Maria Shriver video brought tears to my eyes. Seems like I cry so much easier than I used to. I was watching the movie "Glory" the other day and just balled my head off at the bravery of the freed slave men, Regimen 54, going into battle during civil war . . . a true story.

Wonderful tribute to your mom, Hugs, sweetie


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Audrey... what a blessing to read this tribute to your dear Mom... I would add to i by saying that her daughter has become such a blessing to many of us...

Hugs and Blessings from Canada


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Fossi, I saw that movie, it was sad. I cry much easier too, I guess it's all the sadness in the world, plus we've both lost a husband through death. I think my mother would be surprised that i'm writing, in fact, so am i..Hee..Thank you my Hippy friend..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rolly and thank you for kind words. Happy you injoyed this poem about my mother...

Hugs and Blessings......


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

This is a beautiful poetic tribute to your mother, Ruby, who passed away much too soon. Thanks for sharing this and that lovely TV tribute by Maria Shriver.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, Sorry i am so late. My son has been visiting. Thank you for commenting and happy you enjoyed the video..Cheers my friend...


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epigramman 3 years ago

I always resonate and relate to any tribute to a dear mum because my own mum was my best friend (as was my dad) and I lost my mum in 2004 and my dad in 1992.

She still visits me from time to time in this cottage by moving things around so I feel her close.

Love your beautiful heart Ruby - there surely ain't many women like you in this world that's for sure.

I will play that George Jones cd tonight - the one I told you I bought at Wal Mart for $5.00 and it's a salute to the music of Hank Williams Sr.

Sending to you three big Canadian hugs from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 5:50pm on a nice sunny day here by the lake and not too hot.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Epi, We both loved our mother's and we both miss them so very much. That CD sounds wonderful. I had to take the hub down of George because hubpages said it was low quality. That hurt..Thank you my friend.....


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Ruby, voted up and all across, but funny. Shared also. I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful poem and tribute. I just read another hub, similar position as you Ruby. As I told them, she lives on in this article and always in your heart. I'm fortunate to have both parents now and this reminds me to open my heart more to them. Although I can't say I understand how you feel, I know it never gets easy. May God hold you near and your mother even closer dear friend.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, Your thoughtful comment brought a smile to my heart. Stay close with your parents. Time has a way of drifting away so quickly. Thank you my friend...


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Happyboomernurse 2 years ago from South Carolina

Aw Ruby, This was such a beautiful tribute to your mother and I love the photo of her.

Thanks for sharing this. It seems the loss of a mother stays with us no matter how old we were at the time of her death or how many years go by.

Sending Blessings & Love Your Way,

Gail


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you so much Gail. Yes i miss her everyday, it seems more the older i get. Thank you for the blessings and love. Cheers my friend...

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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