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A Poem for my Mother

I wish… I hadn’t known
It was time to say goodbye
I wish… I hadn’t known
It was time to say goodbye
You let me know, she let me know
Through the sadness in her eyes…
Oh mother dear, you were my friend
And wish I could not cry
But it was sad, it was sad
to say goodbye
My mother was my friend
My shoulder when it was my father’s time to rest
My rock when I couldn’t stand alone
But now I know
That my LORD God
Will comfort me more in the end.

And her memory will be a testimony that I will forever tell.
Lela Jefferson, © 2006 All rights reserved.

© 2009 – 2014, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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