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This Day for Mother


A day of reflection and love

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w.j.debi
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Mother's Day was different this year. I usually take my mother out for dinner because she finds it a treat. This year it was bring something in for her to eat. She was lucky to have a drive-by from my brother and his family who made signs and parked across the driveway. Everyone spoke really loud.
Hopefully, next Mother's Day will include physical contact.


 Comment Written 14-May-2020



reply by the author on 14-May-2020
    Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience. It is so hard to figure what the future holds.
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I could have sworn I already gave you a six for this. Goes to show you I am losing it I guess. It is a wondeful sentiment Ralf. Good job from top to bottom. I especially liked this:

"A mother needs much more
She needs you there, right at the door."

Blessings :) Bob


 Comment Written 13-May-2020



reply by the author on 13-May-2020
    Oh my, Bob, please don't lose it! Your mind is a treasure.
    Thank you for the rating of six stars, that is precious and your words mean so much.
    Those last two lines bring to mind me standing at the door, years ago, on a summer eve, crossly calling them in for dinner.
    On a more serious note, really, take care. XRalf

reply by Mastery on 13-May-2020
    I will. :) X Bob
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Such timely sentiments expressed here for Mother's Day - at least we have technology as a stand-in until 'normality' returns - but of course it can never replace human contact - beautiful visual


 Comment Written 13-May-2020



reply by the author on 13-May-2020
    Yes, technology saved the day as the family zoomed in fro all over the world, as far as Australia. Thank you for your attention to this poem; I do appreciate this feedback.
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This age of Corona puts new meaning into the phrase tough love. One little hug can be deadly. You did such a nice job with this heart felt poem and I wish you a happy belated mother's day. Hugs, Lou


 Comment Written 13-May-2020



reply by the author on 13-May-2020
    Thank you. Your review is much appreciated. I am so grateful for your words.Ralf
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It is a trying time for all, Raff, but especially mothers on their day. Your poem is well-written, though, poignant. I like the art choice. Your words flow well with great imagery and feelings of love. Thanks for sharing and best wishes.
Respectfully, Jan


 Comment Written 12-May-2020



reply by the author on 13-May-2020
    Thank you for your thoughts in this review. I do appreciate them.
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AJ McCall
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This is a beautiful poem describing a mother longing for her children to be there with her. I don't think any mother should be alone, especially on Mother's Day. A lovely poem.


 Comment Written 12-May-2020



reply by the author on 13-May-2020
    Deep understanding here, thank you.
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a lovely poem which is filled with sadness and heartache but also with the need to be strong and have endurance and acceptance
well done
have a smiley and blessed day with your fine positivity


 Comment Written 12-May-2020



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    Thank you for your touching review. I do appreciate your words.
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This was a very realistic but also sad, all the same. Things can be tough, especially something like Mother's Day during this situation. Unfortunately it seems we are all on the same boat for sometime. Stay safe!


 Comment Written 12-May-2020



reply by the author on 12-May-2020
    Thank you for this review. Yes, we are in the same boat and hopefully, it will not tip.
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I adored this other than these 3 lines which don't work because the rest of it is couplets. 'Or contact is achieved by Zoom
Where all appear on screen
                 within an empty room.'

I suggest.

Or contact is acheived on Zoom
while sitting in an empty room.

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 Comment Written 11-May-2020



reply by the author on 11-May-2020
    You are right, I also felt that. So I'll edit. Thank you for a fine review.
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Willie P. Smith
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Very beautiful, Raffaelina. A very true and heartfelt tribute to mothers. My
mother passed in 69. I don't believe, if she was here today, I could keep
from hugging and kissing her.


 Comment Written 11-May-2020



reply by the author on 11-May-2020
    Aah. Don't you wish that could happen? I love your review, thank you, Willie. :)Ralf
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