Seeing Mother (Poem a Day, Day 16)

From the Family Photo Archives

Prompt: “When I see my mother”

When I see her now
she looks so much younger—
filled with song

vigorous and happy, radiant…
sorrows past, still in love

—Elizabeth Bennefeld, 2017-11-18

Note:

My mother died on 15 November 2016 (age 94, and my father, a little more than 3 months later, age 100), and I have been trying to write a poem for the Day 14 prompt from Poetry Potion: “When I see my mother”. It took me a while, but it was a writing prompt I wanted to respond to. (Also posting this on my The Written Word blog.)

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