Because I can’t say good-bye… (a poem)

For my Mom, Rosa Pilar Roxas Amador, who passed into another world at 11:10 p.m. on April 26, 2014 (Philippine time). She was my mother-in-law, but more of a mother to me. I will never forget her.

 

Because I can’t say good-bye, I will remember

Days of loving and caring, sharing and laughing

When we first met I will never forget

Into your home you took me

You made it mine and made me yours

Unconditionally

You loved me

As a mother would a child of her blood

Into your fold you took me like one of your brood

You gave freely what you could

And even what you could not

Without second thought

Without hesitation

With far-reaching hands

With large heart

And open mind

Giving to a fault

Mindless of means

You heard with your heart

Listened with love

Counseled with care

There was nowhere I could go that you did not find me

And what I could not say you always knew

Now, everywhere and nowhere, you will be with me

Always in my heart, in my mind

Forever in my words because I can never say good-bye to you

I will remember.

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2014

 

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cpsingleton42
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 23:39:34

    What a beautiful tribute to somebody who sounds exceptional. My condolences to you and yours.

    Reply

  2. Kim
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 00:49:42

    Lovely tribute. I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

    Reply

  3. johncoyote
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 16:41:57

    I’m very sorry for your loss. A dear family member leaving us leave a void and sadness. The poem will keep her memory alive.

    Reply

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