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Hi Mom, I Am Glad I Gave You a Call

Updated on May 13, 2017

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Hi Mom, I Am Glad I Gave You a Call

How many years did we spent apart?

So many I trouble counting in truth

How often did we meet to again start



Favorite dining in our favorite booth

Once I remember calling you

I was on a pyramid far far away

Your concern was real like only you can do

I hid the dangers that I faced that day



Another time the call was from Australia

Some convention I had to attend

Again I worried that I had failed ya

A rift I promised that I would mend



You had passed along at the last call I made

I was in another far off land

You answered again and heard what I said

My knees weakened I could not stand



So today I feel you close I need not call

You are fully in my heart

Our distance now is quite very small

Never again shall we be apart

My mom loves this song and so do I

Moms never leave us

Please let go of the need to see and touch and hear.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Swalia. I sometimes need remind myself just how blessed my life is.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      16 months ago from India

      Lovely dedication to your mother!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      17 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks much Debangee I am glad you liked it.

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 

      17 months ago from India

      A beautiful tribute to all mothers.The video too is very inspiring.

      Have a good day.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mona I am one of those strange ones that celebrates death. I think it releases us from earthly burden and allows us just to be a part of the love that is omnipresent and omnipotent and of course Alpha and Omega. Maybe I am just trying to avoid the pain of losing someone in the physical.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      18 months ago from Philippines

      This is an absolutely beautiful poem Eric. I think it is always hard for us to let go of our moms, even many years after she has gone. I love the advice at the end.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dana this is about dads but the sentiment is so applicable to my mom and I. We loved to dance.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Nithya, I am glad you enjoyed.

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      Dana Tate 

      18 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I lost my mom over twenty years ago. Especially on mothers day, I wish I could have had one last phone call. If I had known we would have had only seventeen years together on earth, I would have said I love and appreciate you more often.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      18 months ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem and a great tribute to your mom.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      John I went into what we called the Congo, I was supposed to be easy does it with a oil trader in Paris. When I called I heard the hissing noise as she inhaled mightely through her teeth. I put her through hell and back, at least I hope back. Not best friends but mutual ones.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora I think that mom kind of laid a guilt trip on me about that. And that is really cool because he made me contact friends and the politeness of letting them know I love them. Kind of backwards loving stuff that I praise her for teaching me.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I don't know Clive I just know my real. My mom is awesome still.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Lori. My wife is born and raised with a concept of ancestor worship. So we really get into loving moms past.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Rasma, we had such a wonderful day of loving my son's mom. Live is good.

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      John Ward 

      18 months ago

      I agree whole heartedly. It is Beautiful. I liked the song Immensely and it did remind me of my mother at times when I was shipped to different places in the world. (Deserts, Jungles, Sheet ice and Mountains of Ice) My mother had a very genuine concern for my safety and she did show it though trying to hide it when I was able to speak to her from some weird corner of the Globe. Mothers are irreplaceable. We finally wake up and Realize just how important they are and were when they are gone. You then Know that you did not Cherish Her enough, To be accurate we did not show it as well as we should have.

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      Dora Weithers 

      18 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, it does feel great when we initiate the contact. Our mothers deserve that kind of attention.

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      clivewilliams 

      18 months ago

      Mothers are indeed special.

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      Lori Colbo 

      18 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Very touching.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful and loving tribute to your mom. Blessings to you.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill in later years my mom seemed to suggest to me that I was no good. But my mom, like my son's mother found no need to boost me up. So then she hired me. She sought my advise on matters complex in her role as a Chair of a board. That finally told me what she really thought of me.

      Mom's are complex, for sure not for me to understand. Just to love and in death we do not part.

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      Bill Holland 

      18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Very nice, buddy! I was a pain in the ass as a son, the older I got....but I think my mother knew I loved her. Why she put up with me is a mystery...probably Love!

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      manatita44 

      18 months ago from london

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Ode-to-The-Divine-... Found it for you. I have see many with this mother's theme!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hi Manatita, thank you for your encouragement. I will come over to see your Ode.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Chitrangada. And you have a wonderful Mother's day. Or night, I am not sure of the time difference. Which reminds me of trying to get the time right to call mom.

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      manatita44 

      18 months ago from london

      Yes Bro. Nice one. They sa crifice so much! Nice thoughts in poetry. You have probably seen my Ode to the Divine Mother. So much about mother's sacrifice in this one. Carry on! Continue!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      18 months ago from New Delhi, India

      What a beautiful tribute on the occasion of Mother's Day! Very expressive!

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      John, my young son's mom and my beautiful bride insists that I rise at the crack of dawn and cook her and our boy a feast for breakfast. And tonight we gorged on what we called mother's day eve. Food almost seems irrelevant it is the togetherness that is sought. Much love to you and yours.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Jack, ain't mom's love grand. I am so glad that she was so awesome.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Whonu, thank you so much for your comment. I think it would tickle mom to know I wrote it.

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      Jack Lee 

      18 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Great sentiment on this Mother's day eve. Thanks for sharing.

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      John Hansen 

      18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A wonderful poetic tribute to your Mom, Eric. I have been trying to write one for mine but unfortunately, I am struggling. When I am a few lines in I tear up and can't seem to finish. Maybe I will succeed before the day is done. My wife and I are going to a Mother's Day lunch, so I am looking forward to that.

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      whonunuwho 

      18 months ago from United States

      Great tribute to your mom, my friend. Thank you for sharing this well stated poem of affection. Blessings to all. whonu

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