Black Poetry : Watching mamma sleep

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  1. lhenry

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    I used to watch my mamma lay in bed
    Rest her heavy head upon a light pillow
    And drift into a silent slumber
    I used to wonder what made
    My mamma so sleepy so
    I didn't know till I did grow
    Into a younger image of she and
    All the pain in me melted into the
    Sweetest of sleeping potions
    Calming the commotion in my heavy head and
    Sending me to bed where
    I lay dead if only for a little while
    I could pile up the covers
    Ease the vileness of lovers
    Who failed to return my love
    Like a glove mamma’s old ways fit
    Quite nicely and I learned precisely
    Why mamma used to lay in bed and
    Rest her heavy head
    Upon a light pillow
     
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    "Watching Mamma Sleep" is a sentimental poem I've enjoyed reading on this Mother's Day, thanks.
     
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    A very sweet piece on the day of MOTHER'S high honor
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    re: Watching mamma

    This is a unique poem about a common thing people do when things are too great to cope with.
     
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    lhenry ... Hello and Welcome ... :wave:

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    Such power in your words, we sometimes find ourselves wearing another's shoes, if only for a second. What a wonder when they're our mother's shoes.
     
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    this was suttle and nice......i too realized alot of those things as i got older...and for that,i tell my mother at least 1 a month that it must be blessin and a curse to deal with 4 children!...hahah...nah but for real,this was souldeep.....
     
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    thank you, its kind of scary realizing how I turned into my mother and comforting at the same time.

    lhenry
     
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