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If I Could See My Mama Run

Updated on May 19, 2010

If I Could See My Mama Run

Life would be a lot more fun,

If I could see my "Mama" run.

I tried to think of things to say

About my "Mama" and her passing away.

It was hard to think, words just wouldn't come.

Often-times, words don't come easy for some.

When I'm having problems, trouble, and the like,

I might visit some back-roads on my bike.

Maybe a hike, maybe a run.

Quite often my problems are gone when I'm done.

I'm gonna ride for my "Mama" today,

Cause I've never seen her run or play.

I remember my "Mama" when I was small.

She wore braces and crutches which made her fall.

Broken feet, broken legs, broken hips,

But she tried to always have a smile on her lips.

For every child, grandchild, nephew, and niece,

Her devotion, praise, and love never ceased.

My "Mama" is free of her pain today.

Her physical imperfections are taken away.

No more falling, no more falling.

And now I can hear my "Mama" calling,

"Let's go for a walk, a run, or a ride.

It's easy now to be at your side."

So don't take for granted your physical traits,

A beautiful, wide-open world awaits.

Take your kids for a walk.

Take your kids for a talk.

Cherish the moments, cherish the fun.

It won't be long till our journey's done.

I'm gonna ride for my "Mama" today.

Now I can see my "Mama" play.

You can be sure that life is more fun,

When we all can see everybody run.

I still love you "Mama".


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    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Micky Dee; this was a beautiful tribute and no matter what its rating is on hubpages let me assure you it is one gem of a hub. I knew immediately that the pictures were of your mother and I am sure she was a very beautiful and confident woman.

      Your love and devotion for her is heart warming and I am sure she loves you and is very proud of you.

      I only wish I could be half as close to my mother; she and I well; I don't really know how to put it but lets just say that despite the fact that we love each other, she and I have a very estranged relationship.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you shygirl!

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful tribute to your Momma, Micky Dee. I am sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful son to appreciate what she obviously shared with you...the roots of love.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      brightforyou- it makes me cry now. I can't help it. We all miss our Moms. You are a sweet one Dear brightforyou!

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      Helen Lewis 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Oh Mickey this is lovely - made me cry - and what a beautiful lady your mama was. What a touching tribute from a loving son. She is running with you Mickey running and laughing and jumping for joy with you every day! God bless you.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words Eiddwen. I loved your tribute to your sister Val. That was so pretty and it had me teary eye as well. God bless you Dear.

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      8 years ago from Wales

      What a beautiful tribute Micky, I feel very teary by your sincere writings.

      I yesterday wrote a long awaited tribute to my beautiful sister Val who passed over in 1999.

      I am not sorry that I didn't write it years ago because now was the right time. I feel so relieved and so glad that her tribute is no longer shut away in the box of memories.I'm sure this is how you felt after this sincere and loving tribute to your mum. An up and beautiful for this one is in order.

      Thank you for sharing because it was so beautiful and I am sure she is proud of her son.

      Take care and God Bless Micky.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh God Minnetonka Twin! My God how I wish she could tell me a story. Thank you Sir!

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks so much Micky Dee for sharing your beautiful mother with us. I am so sorry to hear about the car accident and how it changed your family. Your love and respect for your mom is so palpable in this ode to her. God Bless you:)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Springboard. Life is just a breeze and before we know it the ones we love are gone. I never knew my grandparents really. I missed a bunch there. God bless!

    • Springboard profile image


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Never an easy thing for me to swallow, the thought of losing a parent. I know it hurts to lose anyone you care about though. It was like that for me when my grandmother died. She had five long years with Lou Gehrig's disease, and we know she must've hurt. I see pictures of her as a young girl and a young woman, and even though I don't have much religion, I hope that she is somewhere back to her old self.

      I'm hoping the same for my grandfather who just passed last March. I want to believe they are somewhere having an ice cold beer together after a very long wait to be together again.

      Absolutely wonderful hub, man.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Story! God bless you Dear!

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      This is very sweet, Micky. I am sorry for your loss. We never forget. Hugs, big guy.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Me too Micky!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I can't read this without crying. I miss my mother so much.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Back here for a visit. I lost my dear mother in January of this year unexpectedly. When I first commented, we still had her living with us. So we are both now sharing the pain of our mother's deaths. Big lump in my throat...

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Tony my Brother way over there! We're tight Sir! We think a lot alike! God bless your mum! God bless Tony!

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Micky - you got the waterworks flowing this side of the ocean, my friend. It brought to mind my mum who died nearly 20 years ago. I wrote a poem for her also here on Hub Pages. The photos are awesome too. Thanks so much for sharing all of these memories and words.

      Love and peace

      Tony (typing through tears)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      The thought of my Mother in the "chair" has started the tears to flow. I didn't have to look at the picture. Thanks Val. I'll check out your thoughts- again. That was actually a brace that my Mom wore for many years. She used crutches for most of her life.

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      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      This is touching. I wrote "Thinking Small: Little Kindnesses that Change the World" and "The Iris: A Perinnial Symbol of a Mother's Love" about my deceased mother. I loved you pictures of your mom, and the last one of her in a cast broke my heart. I know the pain of losing someone one piece at a time. God bless you. (: v

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Always Exploring! I'm glad I found you on the pages as well. I do love to read your stuff and you have a great heart. Thank you Dear!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So beautiful Micky,made me think of my mama long gone home to heaven. What would we give for just one last kiss?

      Everything we own or will ever own. God bless u Micky, u have a kind heart. I am so glad i found u on hubpages.

      Take Care and God Speed

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Debarshi Dutta- now you bring tears. Thank you Sir! Thank you!

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      Debarshi Dutta 

      8 years ago from Calcutta

      I read this wonderful memoir of yours and could not resist the tears.

      You are a wonderful person with great dignity and character.

      Thank You Micky.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Paradise is lost along with so many years.

      All I have today are memories and tears!

      Thanks MFB.

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      MFB III 

      8 years ago from United States

      What a great tribute, I could feel the love. I will share with you a poem I wrote for my mom after losing her at 60 years of age.

      Losing Paradise.

      ©- 1997-MFB III-Artwhimsically Yours Studio

      For my mom who has passed on:

      She was

      Jacqueline Kennedy

      and Marilyn Monroe

      As lovely as Garbo

      or Bridgitte Bardot

      She was Mother Theresa

      a most gentle saint

      She became Clara Barton

      when I felt ill, or faint

      As smart as Al Einstein

      as kind as St. Nick

      she was here 60 years

      but they went,

      oh, so quick

      She could generate smiles

      she could bring me to tears

      many storms crossed my face

      as we weathered those years

      she offered times shared

      some that I left unused

      visits missed, calls not made

      but she seldom accused

      She loved

      without compromise

      she died all alone

      I'd give up all I cherish

      just to once go back home

      To feel those sweet arms

      and those hugs that I've missed

      all the grief that I've lived with

      chased away with her kiss

      If you still have a Mom

      and she's somewhere alone

      find a moment to call her

      take a day to go home

      It will bring so much joy

      with so little in cost

      lest someday soon you join me

      here in paradise lost.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      This was written on the day of my Mother's memorial service. It took only minutes if I remember correctly. Painful.

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      8 years ago from In the energy.

      Micky this is a wonderful window into your feelings. Got me too thimking too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Dim Flaxenwick, thank you for liking this one. Most can relate to it, I think. Thank you.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Too right this one is very special!!! It's a wonderful, personal poem that still so many of us can relate to.

      You did an exquisite job of this one.

      Peace to you Micky.x

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Rope. I'm very honored that you like this. There are several of mine that I may like for different reasons over others but of course this is very special. Thank you.

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      The Rope 

      8 years ago from SE US

      This was beautiful Micky! I appreciate you sharing your mom with us - and to do it in rhyme is amazing! Congrats!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Lita. You are kind. I believe in Christ but my faith goes beyond what many Christians can relate to. Thank you very much.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Micky Dee, your Mama is now in God's hands, you don't have anything to worry about her. You can continue your love and devotion to her through prayers. She's with you, remember the Apostle's Creed?(Hoping you are a Christian, apology if I'm out of context here. We have communion with the saints and your Mama is one among them.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Darknlovely. I miss her so.

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      8 years ago from NewYork

      This is so heart felt,and l agree with Peggy w.

      you shown past and present

      well done Micky dee.(:)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Peggy W. She was so full of love.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This was beautifully written Micky Dee. It shows your love for your mother both in the past and present. She would be honored!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Maita. This is maybe my favorite -for obvious reasons. I'm okay. I hope you are. Thank you.

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      8 years ago from US

      this is touching, how are you Micky? Maita

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much fastfreda. This is my favorite of all. It's rated "about" the lowest of my writings. These are actual pictures of my mother. We were in a terrible auto accident in 1953. My parents were never the same (family as well) and they dressed so differently afterward. I was 4 years old. Perhaps I should add this in the writing.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      How beautiful and heartwarming. Looking forward to reading more.


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