"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray
"Poetry unites." ~Anon
"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson
Written by Rachel Green
She lives in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Her blog: When The Dogs Bite
I remember my mother –
red-haired and five foot two
in her stockings.
Holding a bunch of roses
in front of gaily patterned
she smiles at the camera,
pleased with the First, Second, Third
rosettes from the local flower show.
The roses are gone now
bulldozed to make way for a new road
when my father died,
but they live on
in a faded photograph
and my swiftly fading
Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.
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