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Updated on October 6, 2011

Dear Mother,

I wanted to write this letter to you

I addressed it to Heaven

I just wanted you to know

You in my life was a blessing

I carry with me all your love

All your wisdom and precious memories

I feel so alone, now that your gone

I'm like a bird without wings

Just thinking of all you did for me

It puts a smile upon my face

Inside I'm dieing, your one of a kind

No one could ever take your place.

I write this letter to you dear mother

Because I didn't tell you good-bye

I sure hope your up there listening

Cause I say it in my prayers every night

Unlike me you were never selfish

You treated everyone like family

There's no words in the English dictionary

That defines what you mean to me

Mom, I will truly miss you

Without you this world is missing out

I hope I told you I love you enough

Mom, I hope I made you proud

So promise to save me a spot in Heaven

Today, I begin to live right

In Jesus' name Amen

And to you mom,...goodnight.....


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      5 years ago

      A beautiful and touching remembrance of your mother.

      My mother passed away this year in March 23, 2012, to ALS (Lou Gehrigh's Disease) like the Titanic ship...Out of tears I saw her sinking as I watched her pass away. I stood by her bedside as she took her last breath. My heart was broken, I wanted to believe she would stay...

      It broke my heart to loose her, part of me went with her. Sadly her life was robbed away and me. The pain is heartwrenching. I know she wants my heart to go on, but it really totally changes a person to watch such a beautiful, full of life and loved woman be ravaged by such an awful disease.

      God bless you...

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Mar, so sorry about your mom. I am glad that you all had a strong bond like that. It is very special. It makes me happy when someone else can connect with the poem like you. Mar, you make it all worth while dear friend. God Bless.

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I love that you wrote this for your wife/ MIL. When Mom died, my husband felt as though he had lost his Mom as well. I felt the same way when his Mom died. You have struck such a universal chord with any of us who have lost a beautiful maternal soul from our immediate world. I feel Mom in my heart guiding me every day and was truly touched by the power of your words... they felt like a bedtime prayer to me. Voted UP & AB, mar.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Hello Sueswan, I appreciate that. It is always worth while when someone feels the meaning of your poem. Your poems are very much like that and I enjoy yours as well.

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      7 years ago

      Hi thelyricwriter,

      This is an absolutely beautiful tribute to your mother.

      Very moving. I can see your mother smiling.

      Voted up, up and away.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for the comment. It is about losing a mother, even relates to someone that has been like a mother, even a father. But, it can be related to birth as well Sord. It all is about what the reader sees. It is what it is. Someone wrote a hub about that. I forget who it is?

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      7 years ago

      I am not really get into poems,observing the way you wrote this it looks like an appreciation to our nature of birth.Without her we would,ve been born.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      So sorry to hear that Sholland. I am sure she did, truly. I really believe a mother never leaves her kids. And also, the grandkids. I know it may sound off topic, but her soul can still be there. I believe in the other side. My son experienced such events. He has seen his mom's mother a few different times and the funny thing, he remembers. 3 years old was the first occurrence. It shocked me at first. Then he told me she is just making sure I am ok. I learned to accept it.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy, thanks for your thoughtful comment. I am glad to know you have seen her on the other side. Still, some don't believe in that, but I do. It is possible and it is coming out more and more with each passing day.

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      Susan Holland 

      7 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I relate to your poem. I lost my mother in 2010. I have wonderful memories and feel I did not do enough for her. I hope my mother heard my heart when I read your poem.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Kamalesh050, hey there! Thanks for commenting and your vote. I hope those who have lost their mom can find some since of closure or understanding from it.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Hello Deb. Thanks for reading and commenting. You time is always appreciated. That is an interesting comparison.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Truly an inspirational poem. Goes straight for the heart strings. My mom's up there too. May God bless them. My mom's been to visit me spiritually and gave me such peace.

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      7 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      What a great tribute to your Mother! The poem is Very touching and so Beautifully written. Voted Up & Awesome.

      Best Wishes,


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      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hi LyricWriter ~ A very tender and soulful poem. I recognize some of the song lyrics from actual conversations. Love, Debby

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Ruchira, thanks for coming by. I agree with you. It is that instinct that kicks in. Just like in the wild, momma will put her life on the line. Best to you.

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      7 years ago from United States had such emotions attached to it. Moms sure are the most wonderful creatures on this planet and will always look upon their kins.

      Was a delight to read your work...Cheers!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      I wrote something about everyone and it didn't post? That was a lot of work for nothing. I thank you all for your kind words and all of you inspire me in special ways. I will contact you all on your page. Once again, thank you all! With love, Rick

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      A wonderful tribute to your mother in law, she was so very young at 39, too young...

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Truly a beauitful tribute to you mother. You feel exactly the same as I do for my Popski.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A Beautiful Memory And Tribute Thelyricwriter.;)

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful poem and good tribute to lovely mom. You touch deep in my heart. I am so happy to know this from you. Well done and vote up!


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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      My tears are "Salty" as I read this Beautiful, Heartfelt, Tribute to your Mother, Lyricwriter. I too never got to say goodbye to my Mother either. However one night in a Dream she came to me, and we shared that moment and I did get to say goodbye.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      A tribute to a darling woman. You mother, my mother, our mother. Bless you

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 

      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      I am wiping my eyes as I write this. You have written such a beautiful tribute to your mother. I lost my mother 33 years ago on the 23rd of this month, I was eleven years old. She was the center of our family, and the center of my universe. Thank you for sharing this. Voted up, and beautiful.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you both for your comments. This was actually wrote from my wife's perspective. She is the one that has lost her mother, I should have defined that a little more. At this time, I studied her and just wrote what I saw from her. Thus, this poem was born. Her mom was just 39 at the time.

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      7 years ago from Georgia

      So tear jerking beautiful. Thanks for sharing this very touching poem. I am sorry you lost your mother.

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      7 years ago

      I feel certain that your mother is looking down at you from heaven and smiling.


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