Tomorrow will be the first Mother’s Day that I don’t have a mom to celebrate with.
After Dad found those poems in Mom’s file she’d saved and I found them comforting, I searched for more memorial poems on Pinterest and found so many lovely ones. Looking at poems on the internet doesn’t quite have the same feel as holding a yellowed newspaper clipping, but they were still touching. I was inspired to write my own memorial poem.
I haven’t tried to write a poem in years, not that I ever was much of a poet to begin with. Although, there was that one epic grade eight English assignment known as “An Anthology of Karen and Natasha’s Poems,” which earned us an Outstanding++ grade, that I re-discovered tucked away in a drawer when I was home visiting Mom at Easter. Finding that gave me a laugh.
This is what I came up with for my memorial poem, and I’m actually pleasantly surprised with how it turned out.