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The Eternal Vow

Updated on January 7, 2013

This poem was inspired by a tragic local event that took place yesterday, within three miles of where I live. A twenty nine year old man shot and killed his fifty four year old mother, and then himself, in her home.


I wonder, can you hear me now,
for I have made an eternal vow.
It matters not what you have done.
You'll always be my beloved one.

When first I knew you were conceived,
the greatest blessing I've yet received,
within my heart I knew it true...
no matter what, I would always love you.

And through it all, the good and bad,
through tears and smiles, the happy, sad,
through trials and triumphs, losses, wins,
through tantrums and scowls and heart-melting grins...

There was nothing you could ever do
to change how much I do love you.
Now, this is the message I need to tell,
My Son, I still love you, and forgive you, as well...

Though you took my life, and I've passed on,
I'll love you into Infinity's dawn...
and vow to speak until your hear
that I love you, still, and I linger near,
My Son.

Marsha Sue Pitman’s Registered & Protected Poetry

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  3. Title: The Eternal Vow
  4. Description:A poem about a mother's love transcending all
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      5 years ago

      A visit from you is always a treat! This was indeed a tragic event that made me very sad and I thought about it alot, hence this poem. You have made my evening, hugs to you and your kitties!

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      5 years ago

      Hello my divine Miss M - in context of your introduction this is a very gripping poem indeed. Almost a bit hard to read actually in lieu of the fact of what happened.

      Thank you so much for this poetic moment with you - I go away from this piece haunted by your words and of course this very tragic story.

      Sending 3 big hugs from your 3 favorite Canadians, Colin , Tiffy and Mister Gabriel. lake erie time 8:09pm

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      5 years ago

      Thank you, TTW, your support and inspiration are a blessing!

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      5 years ago

      Ahh, No_Clue....this truly defines a Mother's love for her child! Great job! Can't wait to see what's next!



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