Taking My Parents Home

I went up to the mountain
To take my momma home
I went up to the mountain
To take my pappa home

Both laid to rest
Alive together
In death alone

I looked at the marker
Placed on each grave
Life once so secure
Now never the same

A sprinkling of tears
A few parting words
I said my goodbyes
It didn't seem enough
For all they did for me
All during my life

I'll miss you momma
I'll miss you pappa
I know the days without you
Will be somewhat sad
But I'll carry your love
Deep within my heart
I'll hold my head high

For I know one day
When my life passes
I breathe my last breath
I will stand beside you
In our eternal rest

I went up to the mountain
To take my momma home
I went up to the mountain
To take my pappa home

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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

That is a poem that could only come from the soul.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is such a beautiful tribute to your parents.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area Author

Thank you for you wonderful comments


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Awesome and emotionally touching poem!!!


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Nikki Major 4 years ago

Beautiful tribute!!! you're in my prayers.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh such a heartbreaking poem. But a very honorable and loving poem to your dear Momma and Poppa.

Sending sincerest of prayers to you dear friend.

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