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Wish You Were Here - A Mother's Day Poem

Updated on May 16, 2017
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Jackie poetry has been a great spiritual means to healing and she hopes her words may have the same affect on others.

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The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. ~William Goldsmith Brown

Wish You Were Here


Seven years that you've been gone

You'd think I'd forget somehow

That time would mellow the ache

of just how I feel right now


But no, time makes no difference

I think of you every single day

Every thing of beauty I see

Brings my mind to play


The sky and clouds I look up at

The green grass and every flower

Wanting you here to see it all

Your love still has that power


Thoughts still can grip my heart

wishing you were here with me

Wanting you to have every joy

and see all the beauty I see

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I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still The deepest impressed on my heart. ~Eliza Cook

I take you with me everywhere

My heart just cannot let you go

There is never a thing of beauty

That I wouldn’t just love to show


Your face I see in all these things

No matter how many miles

Your warmth I feel around me

And remembering your sweet smiles


Somehow I know you are there

A surrounding warm sweet aura

A whispering breeze across my face

That could never bring me sorrow


Only happiness from the memories

Never an ounce of fear

Just lovely thoughts of you

And wishing you were here


“Happy Mother’s Day” Mom

Wish You Were Here

Love that never dies

Do you still feel your mom around you?

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© 2017 Jackie Lynnley

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    Jackie Lynnley 13 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Peggy. I just think the mother's of our age were the last of a very special breed, don't you?

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    Jackie Lynnley 13 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Peggy. I just think the mother's of our age were the last of a very special breed, don't you?

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    Peggy Woods 2 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

    This is a beautiful poem Jackie and I share your thoughts. My dear mother is also in my thoughts often on a daily basis. We lived together the last 3 years of her life and I still miss her. Thoughts of her keep me warm and happy. She was a loving, generous person who touched many lives.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Ann. I feel the same about my parents and many of their mannerisms are in me and grandchildren who never even knew them. Glad we both had parents to love and hold in our hearts daily to never forget.

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    Ann Carr 2 weeks ago from SW England

    Beautiful, Jackie. Loved ones remain alive so long as we have them in our hearts, I think. My Mum lives on in my garden, in objects I have around the house, in my children's conversations and some mannerisms. They've even inherited some of her talents. The same applies to my father.

    We owe our mothers, our parents, a lot and it's lovely to pen a tribute such as this.

    Ann

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Theresa, and don't worry, you could never offend me. I was sure you had your hands full and I wouldn't be back myself except for a turn of events that just brought me back and someone' s request for the Whistle Blow stories whih I myself loved do so I am sprucing them up and enjoying it so much. Think I will put in one a week and see how it goes.

    We did have two like mothers I think and I know our love for them is the same intensity!

    Great to see you and hope you will be back!

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    Faith Reaper 4 weeks ago from southern USA

    Hi Jackie!

    I'm sorry I have been away so long, but I'm thrilled to read your lovely poetry, especially when it's about your precious Mother, as I can so relate to your every word here. We are truly blessed in this life to have the Mothers we did, no doubt.

    Hopefully, I will be able to have more time to read and maybe write something soon. Please know that I always keep your in my heart and prayers.

    Love you, little sis,

    Theresa

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes I did Audrey, thank you. She was so sweet, everyone loved her.

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    Audrey Hunt 3 months ago from Nashville Tn.

    You had a marvelous mother. Enjoyed your lovely poetry and photo. Thank you Jackie. She is always close to you.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Hello sweet Rachel! I know what you mean, I remember Mom much differently then how I last saw her and we could never be selfish enough to wish them a longer more painful life but we will always be their little girls wanting to see 'Mommy' when anything goes wrong...or even right!

    I do believe they are happy and shining beautifully in Heaven's light. Nothing nor anyone can ever hurt them again.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Bill and I must confess when it comes to poetry about Mom they are more in my heart than I could ever write!

    Hope to get back soon. Going to try anyway.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    I am so happy for you that you did too Dora. It is so hard on us at times but it will be something we are always thankful for. The bad time continue to fade also leaving only good memories.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Gypsy! So great to see you, I have missed all my friends so much.

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    Rachel L Alba 3 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

    Hi Jackie, That was a heartfelt poem. I could tell you really miss your mother. I lost my mother in 1993 and there were times when I really need to talk to her. I do dream about her a lot. She died of cancer in every part of her body and she looked it, but when I dream about her she looks healthy and radiant. I think that's God's way of letting me know she is good and happy right now. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem.

    Blessings to you.

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    William Kovacic 3 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

    As always, Jackie, so nicely done with meaning. You still have the touch.

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    Dora Isaac Weithers 3 months ago from The Caribbean

    Jackie, your poem is beautiful. The constant memory of your mother has great healing benefits. You feel comforted. Like you said, "Never an ounce of fear Just lovely thoughts." I think of my mother often too, and I'm always happy that I made it home to be with her for the last four years of her life. Yes, our mothers remain in our hearts.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Most wonderful and heartfelt. I sure miss my mom but the best thing for those of us who miss our moms they are ever near and watching over us. Blessings to you on this Mother's Day.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Audrey, always such a pleasure to see you!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    I am sure Ven you have a picture of your mother in your heart. I will remember to be more thankful for the many years I did have my mother. Thank you for that.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    I understand Linda, thank you for stopping by to read. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    Audrey Hunt 3 months ago from Nashville Tn.

    So lovely Jackie. I miss my mother too. You've expressed your feelings with such beauty. Thank you.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you so much Nadine and great to see you!

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    Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

    I'm here again to let you know that I lost my mother when I was 12 or 13 years old in 1964 and then my father in 1971. I didn't remember my mother's face nor have any photo except an art painting of her drawn by my father. But, I keep remembering them especially on their death anniversaries to offer prayers and seek their blessings.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you so much MizB. We all know by a certain age we will lose our parents but it is impossible to think of children going before we do. I am so sorry. God bless you.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Lori, I am happy about that for both of us too. Mom is in my mind daily too, just hope she can somehow know how very much I loved her.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Mary, I know what you mean. Buying gifts was more special to me for my mom than anyone. She wore these Moo Moos later in life for comfort and so many things remind me of them.

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    Linda Crampton 3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a lovely tribute to your mother, Jackie. I'm sorry that she has passed on. I would love my mother to be here, too, as long as she was in good health.

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    Nadine May 3 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Wow how very profound...very meaningful. Beautifully said in this poem.

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    MizBejabbers 3 months ago

    What a lovely tribute to your mother. Mine has been gone for nine years now, and it seems like just yesterday that she was here. This will be my first mother's day without my youngest son. He has been gone now since last August. My tears will be shed for him this Mother's Day. I hope he is with my Mom

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    Lori Colbo 3 months ago from Pacific Northwest

    Jackie, that was such a beautiful poem to your precious Mama who is gone. Every word resonated with me. My mom's been gone 15 years and I too think of and miss her every single day. In your poll I checked really often but it's every day, multiple times a day. I am happy we both had wonderful mothers.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Bill for stopping by. I have been gone but had to remember Mom for Mother's Day. I know you miss your mom too...there is nothing in life like our mothers.

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    Mary Wickison 3 months ago from Brazil

    You've captured how many of us feel, especially around Mother's Day. In the stores, I see suggested gifts for Mothers and it saddens me that she is gone.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Eric, it was 2010 my mom passed too. I am glad I had her as long as did but I truly am always wishing she was here.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes, Ven, I probably do love her more only clinging to all the good memories.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to read and I will jump over to visit you right away!

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    Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

    I lost my mother in 2003...the last of my immediate family. I miss them all. Beautiful reminder of the importance of family, Jackie!

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    Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Very strong. It has been since 2010 for me. And she most certainly is with me everyday. This will be the first year for my wife and her mom gone. We will take the day easy.

    Thank you.

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    Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

    Beautiful poems. I am sorry for your mother. But, appreciate you for feeling the same love towards her (or even more?) . I hope your mother will be feeling very happy and proud of you.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

    I'm so sorry Linda that you did not have that for everyone should but knowing what little I do of you I am sure your daughters love you very much. Hope they assure you of that this Mother's Day!

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    Linda Lum 3 months ago from Washington State, USA

    Jackie, what a blessing that you had such a great relationship with your mother. I did not.

    I am sorry for you that your mom is no longer here. I can only hope that someday my daughters will feel this love for me.