She Turned 93 Today…

Mom and Dwight on her 93rd 001

I am amazed at how time passes so quickly. This month is almost ten years since my two sons traveled with me to Eastern Pennsylvania to see my mom on her 93rd birthday.  She enjoyed our visit and seeing her grandsons  very much. A couple of months later in August she passed away.

When I returned home I reflected on our visit and her spirit. I wrote this poem as a tribute to that spirit and her long rich life, not in money, but in things money can’t buy.

She turned 93 today, 93 today

Her breathing’s hard

Her spirit’s strong

She’s still not ready to go

*

She turned 93 today, 93 today

With a century of memories

Still sharp in her mind

She’s still not ready to go

*

She turned 93 today, 93 today

Her face lit up

Her smile grew broad

She’s still not ready to go

*

She turned 93 today, 93 today

Fresh berries in a cup

She soon ate them up

She’s still not ready to go

*

She turned 93 today, 93 today

Time for lunch,

Up she got

She’s still not ready to go

*

She turned 93 today, 93 today

Grandsons made her smile

With their pictures for awhile

She’s still not ready to go

*

Another day another visit

Weak in body strong in spirit

Mom turned 93 today

And she’s still not ready to go.

 

A Tribute my Mom Beatrice Roth who turned 93 July 16, 2007

   It was my last visit with her before she died in August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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