Poetry/Short Stories

Like mama..

Papa says I look just like mama ..

I am Mama’s image when friends see me..

Grandma says I remind her of mama..

Grandpa says my courage is just like mama’s..

Auntie thinks of me as her friend; just like she did with mama..

Uncle Musa sees mama in the way I talk..

Like mama, I laugh; so they say..

Like mama, I am brave;so they say..

Like mama, I am forgiving; so they think..

Like mama, I love to cook;so they think..

Like mama, I am soft spoken;so they say..

Like mama, I am fearless;so they believe..

Like mama, I love real heard..

Like mama, I cry even harder..

Like mama, they say I am growing up to be…..

By Susan McMillan

Dedicated to my late mama; a woman that I know loved me

67 thoughts on “Like mama..

    1. Thank-you Anne. God has been so gracious to me and given me so many amazing women over the years that have loved me and guided me as my own mother would have. As an adult, I have had the blessing of the best mother in-law; She is more of a mother to me than a mother in-law. Infact I call her mom and she treats me like her own.

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  1. Such a loving tribute to your Mama! From your poem it is so easy to see that she was “Beloved”. And from your family’s response to you it is easy to see that you too are beloved by them and your husband and family. I loved your photo on your About Statement too. Really loved reading this since my wife/Soulmate lived through a similar experience of losing her Mom at 4 and learning of her through her family. She experienced alot of what you wrote about. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m looking forward to the “ride” with you. And thank you for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate you spending time with me there!

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    1. Thank-you so much for your kind words. And bringing happy tears. Much love to your wife. I am looking forward to reading more on your blog as well and daily learning from your wisdom. Thank you again and again.

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    1. At 85๐Ÿ’ž. That is very beautiful. I believe a mama is a very special being in one’s life even though I never had the joy of experiencing that in my own life. I am thankful that she carried me for 9 months and held me as a baby๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. Thank-you my dearest ๐Ÿ’ž. It’s always good to know that some understands the way I feel mostly about not having a mama out there. I look forward to reading more on your blog. Thank-you for stopping by ๐Ÿ’ž

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  2. Hello,

    First thank you for following my little blog and liking a post about er, um a post, well a post with a sign on top of it anyway.

    Waht was so nice about you following my blog is that I got to see yours and read your brilliant poem about your Mama.

    Mama’s are so very important aren’t they. Mine left this earth nearly 40 years ago when I was still young, but there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think of the precious time my brothers and I shared with her.

    There were just the five of us, my Mum was a single Mum with children from different fathers in a time when that was rewarded by a brick through the window, in the ’emlightened’ UK. But we stuck together.

    She struggled and wore herself out looking after us, outlived a son who was 13, something that should never happen to a parent, but saw the rest of us become very successful and would have been proud of us if we didn’t.

    Actualy I am writing a book and movie about a Mother and Daughter it’s aimed at 8-13 year old girls and so far it seems to be coming along well so it was great to read your post.

    I will continue to read more when I get the chance, until then, thank you again for following me and for your lovely writing.

    Purrs,

    The Cat

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  3. This is a really lovely portrait and tribute to your mother (and you! and family!). For me though, the most powerful line in the poem is “Like mama, I am forgiving; so they think…” Not because it suggests that you may not always be forgiving – but because this is where you break surface in the poem and add another deeper layer.
    Rhythm in Life is a lovely blog. It sounds like you and mama know how to love and are enjoying the fortune that brings. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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