Do You Feel Like an Orphan? (Mother’s Day 6)

Firstborn
Until my birth she had been
a childless mother

Upon her death
I have become
a motherless child

(Excerpted from The Last Violet: Mourning My Mother, Moving Beyond Regret, copyright 2002 Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad)

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Beth Gainer 25-05-2012, 18:06

Wow! beautifully done. Very poignant.

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hjelmstd 25-05-2012, 19:41

Thanks, Beth.

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