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A Mother's Day Poem - Wish You Were Here

Jackie Lynnley shares emotional times in her life in hopes of touching someone with like thoughts or feelings, feelings from the heart.

Looking Back in Time

How I wish I had taken more advantage of showing my mother how much she meant to me. I am sure out of all her seven children I was closest to her, spent more time and did more for her. Yet once a parent is gone I know we all have regrets of what we should have done.

This is a tribute by poem to a mother who meant so much to me. To whom I will never stop missing no matter how many years she is gone from me. Never a day goes by I do not think of her and wish she was here.

There is No Sweeter Name Than Mother

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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

All the things of beauty I see

Only 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 with me

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 that I see

She Had That Style

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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 traveled miles

Your warmth I feel all 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

There is never an ounce of fear

Just lovely thoughts of time with you

And wishing you still were here


“Happy Mother’s Day” Mom

Love that never dies

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Wish You Were Here by the Bee Gees

© 2017 Jackie Lynnley

Comments

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 09, 2018:

Thank you so much Ivan and believe me 48 is not old! lol You will realize that one day, but for now hold your mom dear, you will be so thankful one day that you did.

Ivan Hernandez on May 09, 2018:

What a sweet poem honoring your dead mom. My mom is still alive and well, although she's getting old. She's 48 years old as of this writing. Jackie. You are a true poet.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on September 18, 2017:

Thank you Hari, so pleased you liked it!

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 17, 2017:

Beautiful poem lovely feeling you have jotted lyrically. Thanks jackie.

- hari

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on September 07, 2017:

Thank you so much Nursrat.

nusrat jahan chow on September 07, 2017:

That's a beautifull poem for mother, so touchy.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on August 09, 2017:

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

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on August 09, 2017:

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

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 09, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on August 04, 2017:

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.

Ann Carr from SW England on August 04, 2017:

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

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on July 23, 2017:

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!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 23, 2017:

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

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 16, 2017:

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

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 16, 2017:

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

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 15, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 15, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 15, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 15, 2017:

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

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 14, 2017:

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.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on May 14, 2017:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 14, 2017:

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.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 14, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 14, 2017:

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

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 14, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 14, 2017:

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

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 13, 2017:

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

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 13, 2017:

Thank you so much Nadine and great to see you!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 12, 2017:

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.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 12, 2017:

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.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on May 12, 2017:

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

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 12, 2017:

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

Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 12, 2017:

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.

Mary Wickison from Brazil on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 12, 2017:

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!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 12, 2017:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 12, 2017:

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.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on May 12, 2017:

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.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 11, 2017:

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!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on May 11, 2017:

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.