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#1 justwalt OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Hey everyone, I'm sorry for disappearing for so long. I had to do what I had to do.
My mother passed away on Feb. 28th, and there was plenty that needed doing well
before that, and now too. All is good though... mom and I were even cool with death.

Here's something I wrote the next day...


~nothing much has changed~

complications... just about covers it all,
the cookie crumbled, as hope took a fall

she died just before noon... with nothing left to say,
outside, perfection rained, on another nothing monday

I held her slack hand... heard the last of her breath,
then bid her sweet farewell, and welcomed in her death

there is an island of joy... out in that angry ocean of pain,
a place purely of peace, from some other unearthly domain

I could sense that it was nearer... could hear the siren's song,
and I took in all the feelings, before they all were gone

the staff wanted to comfort me... so I let just one or two,
they know death so well here, he's a regular at the ICU

but they didn't know me... and they didn't understand us,
mom and I have our own truth, with no frills and no fuss

nothing much has changed... surprising as I know it sounds,
our closeness doesn't lessen, but rather... it compounds

choices make a difference... but what will be will alway be,
until we make our move from the now, into that eternity

I walked away, amazed... emotional reactions diminished,
and outside, perfection shined, as the rains had also finished

wgs/3/1/11

~In Living Memory~
Mary Ann Rogers-Alice Margret Doyle-Usinski-Stolle
Another Miraculous Mother
1934~2011











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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:40 PM

I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your mother. It sounds like you had a great relationship with her and I'm sure she cherished having you as a son. Please accept our condolences, and thank you for sharing what you wrote!

Miraculous mothers are to be honored!

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:42 PM

Very sorry to hear of your Moms passing.

You have my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for sharing what you wrote

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Sorry you had to say goodbye your Mom Walt. And yes, it's evident you two had a great understanding & love for one another.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:45 PM

Sorry to hear about your mother's passing.My prayer's are with you. Larry

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:46 PM

I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your mother. It sounds like you had a great relationship with her and I'm sure she cherished having you as a son. Please accept our condolences, and thank you for sharing what you wrote!

Miraculous mothers are to be honored!

Couldn't have said it any better.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:48 PM

I am sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please accept our condolences. Thank you for sharing what you wrote, it is very touching.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:56 PM

Walt, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. That was a very nice tribute that you wrote about her. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:59 PM

I am sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please accept our condolences. Thank you for sharing what you wrote, it is very touching.


I could not have said it any better, Sorry for your loss.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 09:55 PM

Sounds like you had a special & unique bond with your Mom.
Sorry to hear of her passing & hope the memories remain vivid for you.
Thoughts & prayers to you & your family. Thanks for letting us into your thoughts.
That was wonderfully written from the Heart.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:01 PM

Sorry to hear of your mothers passing, prayers sent.
Doug

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Sorry to hear that Walt.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:48 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for posting the Memorial Memory of your mom. It was an honor to read it.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:54 PM

My condolences. Very nice words in her honor.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers go out to you as you mourn your loss and celebrate her gains in eternity. Thank you for sharing that amazing poem! May your grief be short and your happy memories be long! -Steve




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