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Saturday, September 10, 2011

COME FOR CHRISTMAS

I am joining Saturday Centus again this week.  Jenny has given us 100 words plus the prompt.  This may be my last Saturday
Centus for awhile, since Jenny is threatening to begin making them more difficult next week.  Let’s all butter her up, so she’ll be nice.  Jenny, you are a wonderful, fabulous, incredible blogger, and you have an amazing writing talent.  You come up with fabulous prompts (especially if you allow 100 words with them)!  Okay Jenny, now you HAVE to be nice to us, right?

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COME FOR CHRISTMAS

(PROMPT:  Mother May I)

Mother, may I invite you here,

I’d love to feel your presence near,

Hear your voice one more time.

Feel your hand holding mine.

Come for Christmas in our home

Bring Daddy too; don’t come alone.

You’ll both be elated and proud to see

who your grandchildren have grown to be.

You’ll hold my grandchildren in your arms,

And soon succumb to all their charms.

You’ll recall lessons you taught along the way,

As you watch the children while they play.

Mother, may I show you

what has come to be?

Or do you and Daddy

look down to see

The beauty of

your legacy?

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In loving memory of my Daddy (1967) and Mother (2001).

Thank you for visiting my Saturday Centus.  My contributions are not normally somber, so if you come back to visit, I hope I’ll have something more fun to share.  To find other Saturday Centus entries, please go see Jenny Matclock  at Off On My Tangent.  Laurie

  

13 comments:

Judie said...

Laurie, I just don't know what to say. I am overwhelmed by this post. You are so lucky to have had loving parents who obviously raised you so well. Excellent post. Brava!

Viki said...

This was so beautiful and heart warming. I could tell how much you miss your parents. Wonderful Centus.

beckyp said...

well written thanks for sharing Sorry for your loss

Jo said...

that was such a beautiful post ... and i am sure that they are looking down on you all with love ... I am so sorry for your loss ...

Karen S. said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and all these years with a father gone so early too...I have loss both my parents too and there are just moments that will always be hard to bare....touching piece, written so well!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This was really lovely. The message and the rhythm work perfectly. Such a sweet dedication.

Dazee Dreamer said...

So beautiful. I truly feel like they will be watching over you on that day. Thank you for this post.

Sue said...

Just love it! And how pleased they would be to read it.

=)

jfb57 said...

What a lovely piece. You clearly loved your parents and still miss them both. They were very lucky to have a daughter like you I think!

I'm hosting another 100 words that are different but you may like to have a go.
http://www.theheadsoffice.co.uk/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week9/

Debbie said...

Ha! Take THAT inner critic! This was just wonderful. My eyes filled up as I was reading it. What a wonderful job.

gautami tripathy said...

This is SO beautiful. I am touched!

shreds

Tammy Gail said...

Beautiful!!

Jenny said...

Oh Laurie, this made my eyes well up with tears.

Absolutely lovely and poignant.

And, geez, now I feel all bad I did a shake up after you wrote all those nice things.

So maybe next week I will be nicer...although I do have a little idea that I'm wanting to try!

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