A Mother's Jewel

Poem By Almedia Knight Oliver

Red and white garlands draped the treasure chest.
They marched in tandem in the quietness of
The cathedral, offering up sorrowful
Tears to her crimson dressed body

Not even one drop of red flowed through her veins
As she lay between the wall of the living
And the dead... the silencer had
Muffled her voice

While from a distance, morbidly taking notes of
My own mortality in a state of gloom
The pallbearers step forward.

Abundantly reserved, the grieving mother looked
on the white satin covering her precious pearl
Her heart quietly pulsating grief and
Her wet eyes choosing to hide
Behind shades, then with style
And grace, she slowly leads
the procession into the
Entrance, leaving her
Precious jewel in
heaven’s abode.

November 1,2006

Comments about A Mother's Jewel

Such a sad and moving poem! Absolutely beautiful! I love how quiet it makes me feel as I read it. Lovely!
Indeed she's mother's jewel, but more than this - if 'more' is the appropriate word, she is heaven's jewel. Moving. Powerful, yet so mild.
poetry is really an art, it captures attentions, it expresses emotions...mothers are the universal healers and world's greatest teacher, .the loss of her love one is her fall..i like this composition almedia, this is so nice...smileeeeeeeee
‘…leaving her /Precious jewel in /.heaven’s abode.’ Ma’am you’ve monopolized in Mom’s pathos and ethos… Because you’ve made yourself a Perfect Mom…well all Moms are good but some are excelling in all parameter Voted 10++ Ms. Nivedita UK
Very touchy, I can strongly relate to this poem. goes to my fav.10, and thanks for sharing.

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