Two Mothers Remembered ❤ ❤
I had two Mothers, - two mothers i claim,
Two different people, yet with the same name.
Two separate women, diverse by design,
But I loved them both because they were mine.
The first was the Mother who carried me here,
Gave birth and nurtured and launched my career.. ? ?
She was the one whose features I bear,
Complete with the facial expressions I wear.
She gave her love, which follows me yet,
Along with the examples in life she set.
As I got older, she somehow younger grew,
And we'd laugh as just Mothers and daughters do... ? ?
But then came the time that her mind clouded so,
And I sensed that the Mother I knew would soon go.
So quickly she changed and turned into the other.. ? ?
A stranger who dressed in the clothes of my Mother... wedding dresses for older women ? ?
Oh, she looked the same, at least at arm's length,
But now she was the child and I was her strength.
We'd come full circle, we women three,
My mother the first, the second and me.
And if my own children should come to a day,
When a new Mother comes and the old goes away.
I'd ask of them nothing that I didn't do,
Love both of your Mothers as both loved you.. ❤
Joann Snow Duncanson