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Today I Give You Violets
 
I stand right here, beside your grave
To plant these violets today,
For I remember the joy they used to give you, mom
In my childhood—
That seems like yesterday.

Today, I give you violets—

My little hands had held them tightly
So as not to lose them as I ran,
From the woods where I had picked them
To put into your loving hands.

Today, I give you violets—

I want you to know how much I’ve missed you…
Your beautiful smile—
The music in your laughter too,
Like a cello being played in concert
My heart still swells with love for you.

Today, I give you violets—

I want to hold your hand again
While taking a walk down to the park
Breathing in the heavenly scent of the roses
“They are so beautiful,” was always your remark.

Today, I give you violets—

We’d walk and talk about our feelings
On life, faith, hope and love,
Exclaiming how happy we were to have each other
And giving thanks to the Lord above.

Today, I give you violets—

The challenge of raising ten children
Was always there for you, I know,
Yet, you made me feel so very special
When you called me “mommy’s little flower”
Like Saint Theresa in the Bible, you said,
From so very long ago.

Today, I give you violets—

You made chores, like husking corn
And snapping beans from the garden,
Seem like so much fun it’s true,
As we laughed, chatted and joked around
Like children are meant to do.

Today, I give you violets—

At night, sometimes after dinner,
We’d gather around the piano as you played,
You taught us songs to sing together
Still in my heart where they have stayed.

Today, I give you violets—

I would admire your beautiful voice
You inspired me to sing,
I thought you were so incredibly talented
And of course, I wanted you to teach me everything.

Today, I give you violets—

As I was growing older though
You changed so terribly much,
I just knew that I was losing you
To something I could not touch.

Today, I give you violets—

I longed for your loving hugs and kisses
As well as our mother and daughter chats,
When you finally left I didn’t understand
I felt the loss immediately—
And my heart was deeply crushed.

Today, I give you violets—

Because of you, I would not entrust my heart to any one
For fear of the deepest pain,
You had been the earth, the moon and stars to me
From that day to the next—
It hurt to speak or even hear your name.

Today, I give you violets—

Over the years we worked things through somehow
And I let go of the fear and pain,
I have welcomed you back into my heart again,
No more need for assigning blame.

Today, I give you violets—

You are the sunshine on my shoulders now
The wind beneath my wings,
Encouraging me to use the simple gifts god gave me,
Of singing, writing and in general, artistic things.

Today, I give you violets—

I like it that you come and visit me
In my dreams at night sometimes,
And I can tell that you’ve been missing me
For in your eyes I see the deepest love,
And maybe, even a tear or two, or three.

Today, I give you violets—

So, in my dreams I will remember you, mom
By bringing you these violets every day,
Knowing the joy that they still give to you
And because they tell you that I love you
Even more now, than in all my yesterdays.

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By MARYT.LIVE

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