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My Mother Told Me There Would Be Days Like These

Updated on March 18, 2010

Once upon a time

The bell rings true after years of wondering if she really knew

All things seem different when you live your life

My mother has grown up in a different generation

How could she know?

She didn't go to college and was busy being mom for all those years

Dad set the ground rules and mom agreed and followed

Dad was the stricter of the two

Mom would threaten us until she turned blue

As the times changed and dad had passed on

Mom was alone but she was so strong

The world moves at a such fast pace

For years I did not notice but now I am understanding her lovely grace

She may not be the leader in the pack

She hangs on tight and will fight for what she feels is right

So passionate about her parents and her brothers and sisters

How can you not understand this is someone who cares so much for others

You may not see her

Since she never drove and does not get out much

If you get the chance to meet the woman

Who looks young for her age

Who swears it is years of using Oil of Olay

She will gladly help you with any question you might ask

She is just a customer like you and is always willling to help when help is needed

She is more than what meets the eye so don't be fooled

She is a an uncut diamond who has learned to sparkle

More exciting than Star Wars

Filled with adventure

She loves her crosswords and a good game of Scrabble

On a rainy day she would pull out a deck of cards

You could be playing until the cows come home

Before you beat her at a game of 500 Rummy

So if you see a woman who is slightly grey

Don't forget to say hi because soon she will have vanished in thin air

Lots of places to see and things to make happen

Next time we will talk about curtains

Shapes, sizes and patterns

But for now lets rap this up

There is never no one like mom

She is the real meaning of tough


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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      mljdgulley354 Moms are incredible.I have been blessed with lots of love.Thanx so much.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Dream On this is a beautiful tribute to your mom. Thank you for sharing.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Apostle Jack She wanted us to find out for ourselves so we get to live our lives.I am surprised after falling so much we never gave up walking.I guess we learn to forget what we don't want to remember.That is a good thing.Thanx for reading.All moms are something really special!!!

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Yes...but she didn't tell me that there would be so many.

      We fall down,and get back up again.It was a learning process.

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      DREAM ON 8 years ago

      Wilbury Steve Hopefully she understands how much I appreciate her and the compassion I feel for what she goes through.Thanks for reading.

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      Steve Webb 8 years ago from Great Wakering, England

      lovely hub & wonderful sentiments- well done, a fitting tribute to your mom!

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      Steve Webb 8 years ago from Great Wakering, England

      lovely hub & wonderful sentiments- well done, a fitting tribute to your mom!

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      DREAM ON 8 years ago

      akirchner I would tend to agree.She is so down to earth.She just wants to have fun.Unfortunately many of her family and friends have died off.Independent but unable to drive she spends alot of her time alone.I am working on a solution but am always open to suggestions?Carolina muscle moms hold a spot in are hearts forever

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      DREAM ON 8 years ago

      Poetlorraine I know how you miss your mom so.I am sure you realize that when you spend time with your family.Each one has some of the same genes as your mom.So she is alive and well everytime you laugh and enjoy.My mom is so full of energy at the age of 80.I would spend all my time with her but i have to work and have so many other things to do.If i can't be with her I can think of her often.

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      carolina muscle 8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Beautiful tribute!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Pretty cool - nice way to honor your mom and she sounds a lot like someone I would love!

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      well my kids have now got me sussed. I went shopping with my son and his kids in the snow, everyond thought i would fall doh..... My son said,"Link me mum, i know you want to,"... that boy, or should i say man... hi is 32 melts my heart, he is lovely.

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      DREAM ON 8 years ago

      Putz Ballard I know all moms are created different.But the more they are different I find out more they are the same.A kiss goes out to all the moms out there.Justine 76 I haven't showed her the poem yet.She sometimes thinks I see the world different than everyone else.She smiles and wonders a lot.Poetlorraine I wanted to see what you think?My mom can be the toughest critic.She tells it the way she sees it.Darlene Sabella I am part of my mom.What part Is still under investigation.She is sweet and lovely.Do to work I am limited to the time I spend with her.I call her everyday.I am never too busy to think of her.Dim Flaxenwick she puts the fire in fireball.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 8 years ago from Great Britain

      Your mom sounds like a real lovely lady. Great poem. Thank you.

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      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      What a wonderful tribute to your dear mom, you have a heart of gold just like she does. Bless you and your dear mom my friend, this was a wonderful hub.

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      i would say your mum is honoured to receive this too, very nice, we must chat about the curtains also

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      Justine76 8 years ago

      I bet your Mom just loved this!! What a lovely poem.

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      Putz Ballard 8 years ago

      Great tribute and a great hub. Very nice! thumbs up.