Goodnight, Poem Mother -
A Poetic Life Tribute for Maya Angelou
Goodnight, Poem Mother
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Memorial Tribute about Maya Angelou
Goodnight, Poem Mother
My world stopped for a moment
Hearing of your loss
And the only witness to this silence?
The pondering beats of my heavy heart
Burdened by sadness…
Having hoped for more time
To have received more words of beauty from you
Yet my mourning quickly reflected back…
How could it be?
That my sorrowing thoughts
Had returned so quickly the ripples of hope?
I had to smile upon further reflection
This shouldn’t be surprising!
Of course it would be so!
For Dear Poem Mother,
Your words have always been ones of consolation
And now, they not only belong to this earth…
Hereafter they will bless the eternities
You are not gone…
You’ve simply gone on…
On to God- and on to the greater truth
May peace be yours- always
Dearest Poem Mother
Upon this earth you have experienced
The lonely depths of agony
Suffered from raw injustices
Endured the weeping…and the mocking…
Been wounded by abuse…and by scorn
You had your voice taken from you
As cruelly as was your innocence!
Fools they were!
Did they think that the stolen soul
For does not all weeping
Does not the quivering voice
Cannot the mouth that utters despair
One day shout out hope?
Cannot the bruised and bleeding soul
Begin to write again?
And new dreams be awakened
Through this healing?
Does not a bird still sing
Simply because it has a song?
Cannot the cruelest cage
Eventually lose its hold?
You taught us so gently and so humbly
How forgiving ourselves and others
Choosing to seek for deeper love and joy
And ignoring the inferior emotions
Were the keys to our freedom…
Just as they had been yours
And so, your writings have mentored us
You have gazed your smile of acceptance upon us
And in the gentle timbre of your voice
We have heard the words of truth and strength
You encouraged us to dream
To be tender
Prompting us to find the courage
To be unafraid
Unwavering in our artistry
Present and purposeful in our lives
You were my Poem Mother…our Poem Mother
Not the only mother we’ve known
But a mother just the same
In my words…and in our words
May there always be
A touch of your grace
And your goodness
That just as any loving mother’s actions
Will influence future generations
May your compassion and wisdom travel on with us
Blessing us both in the present and in the future
For we will remember you always
And we will do so…
With a sense of deepest GRATITUDE
GRATITUDE to YOU
DEAREST POEM MOTHER
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