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Posted: December 22nd. 2007 11:08:15 PM

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Requiem for our Mother

by Sage Runepaw

Age Group: Adult

Requiem for our Mother

No matter where you go,
No matter what you do,
I can feel your presence
But most of all
I can feel you

Like the sun touches the ground
Like the land touches the sea
I can feel your presence here
You don't know just how much
You've changed me

I didn't know you when I met you
But I knew you knew me too
But if only I had some way to know
What I'd feel you going through

I didn't think you could do it
But I saw you pull through it

And just when I thought you were gone
You came back before I knew it

But we honor you to bring your soul back
I don't know if we can save your body
They say your life is not in danger
But no one knows the impact you've had on mine

But now I can stand here and feel like I can do nothing
Now I think I have to watch you die
That's the least I can do for you now
So here I stand, wondering why

I didn't think it was something you could do
But I saw you pull through

Because now that I know it might be too late
You might someday be gone
Maybe it's humanity's fate-
At least your memory will still live on

Why couldn't it be me?
Why did it have to be you?
Why do I have to stand here
And think about
What you went through

I didn't think you could do it
But I saw you pull through it

Knowing that I could do nothing
In no way could I stand in your path
But I stand here, silently wishing
That maybe you'll find your way back

Even though I was stubborn,
And always had to ask me for help..
But you helped me, didn't you? Yeah. You did..
Maybe I could help you more than I thought.
Because you were like a mother to me.

I felt like I had to protect you.
Because once upon a time you saved me.

Now you're laying here in what could be your dying breaths.
Some think you don't have that much longer to live.
You might not even know I'm standing here.
What must it feel like, knowing you know you might just... die?

What are we going to do if you die?!
What do you think we're going to do if you die?
Even though you were gentle, sometimes harsh,
Even though you gave us so much and we always took,
I didn't mind giving back. Because I wanted to help you.
We can't do this without you.

You were our lifeline.

Now you're being taken by our actions in time.

Author's Notes: A poem written to honor a dying friend, rewritten to honor my relationship with the Earth Mother.

Author's Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
More Poems: Sage Runepaw has posted 5 additional poems- View them?
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