Ask My Mom How She Is

Sent to me by My dear friend Rachael McLamb..

Ask My Mom How She Is

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies
she never did before
From now until she dies,
she’ll tell a whole lot more
Ask my mom how she is
and because she can’t explain,
She will tell a little lie
because she can’t describe the pain.
Ask my Mom how she is,
She’ll say “I’m alright”
If that’s the truth, than tell me,
why does she cry each night?
Ask my Mom how she is,
she seems to cope so well.
She didn’t have a choice you see,
nor the strength to yell.
Ask my Mom how she is,
“I’m fine, I’m well, I’m coping”
For Gods sake Mom, just tell the truth
just say your heart is broken.
She’ll love me all her life,
I loved her all of mine.
But if you ask her how is she
she’ll lie and say she’s fine
I am here in Heaven.
I cannot hug from here.
If she lies to you don’t listen,
Hug her and hold her near.
On the day we meet again,
we’ll smile and I’ll be bold.
I’ll say, “You’re lucky to get in here, Mom
with all the lies you told!”
– author unknown

2 Responses to Ask My Mom How She Is

  1. Deirdre Slocum April 18, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Hugs for you, Ang, because there are no words. Beautiful poem.

  2. Linda Shea April 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this…it is so true.

    Linda Shea
    Proud Gold Star Mom, Cpl. Kurt Shea USMC, 2/10/89-5/10/10, Helmand Province Afghanistan

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