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Rated: E · Folder · Parenting · #1170418
Poems and more about the woman who inspired me as a writer.

born September 21, 1923 in the quiet little town of Centerville, South Dakota

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She would breathe life into an ordinary world,
give it color and hold it up for me to see...
She would lead us by the hand to a place
that was peaceful and harmonious.
A place that I thought I could only discover with her,
until I found it inside of me.



Mom (center) & sisters in 1925 studio portrait.
Photo taken of my Mom and her sisters around 1925 in Centerville, SD.


How we enjoyed our time together...
"Streaking sunlight hides in dusk,
as we harvest dreams to husk.
Intersecting words connect
on crossword pages she'd collect..."



Heaven Cures Her Soul  [E]
Passing time with the woman who filled me with a lifetime of inspiration.
by Brian 'Hunter' Compton


Photo of Mom on porch. Most likely in South Dakota.
The storyteller and protector of my dreams...
"But the night did not end until she read
upon the hardwood floor beside my bed...
Straining, peering over her hunched shoulder;
listening, aiming my ear to hear
gentle pages ruffle, and the whimsical voice..."



Sharp Elbows  [ASR]
She taught me to smile when the old man would not.
by Brian 'Hunter' Compton


The tender woman, hardened by life...

"She could sew me a surprise,
dry the tears from my eyes.
She'd bellow a merry story;
there was no end to her glory..."



Mama Loved Us  [E]
Tribute to a tireless mother, may she now rest in peace.
by Brian 'Hunter' Compton


One More Poem:

STATIC
My Oxygen  (E)
Remembering the life and love she gave from one little molecule.
#1633450 by Brian 'Hunter' Compton


Thanks to MDuci for sponsoring and recognizing me, and inspiring me to assemble this tribute to the first great inspiration of my life:

Photo of Mom from the 40's. Most likely in South Dakota.

MGC~(1923-2000)

Fun with kittens in this 40s photo from Mom's days in South Dakota.


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    Rated: E · Food/Cooking · #1633450
    Remembering the life and love she gave from one little molecule.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1154212
    Passing time with the woman who filled me with a lifetime of inspiration.
    Rated: E · Family · #1171943
    Eulogy I read at my Mom's funeral in 2000.
    Rated: E · Women's · #1224867
    Who will be found in the light of a fading day?
    Rated: E · Family · #1152063
    Tribute to a tireless mother, may she now rest in peace.
    Rated: E · Family · #1172713
    We still need the assurances of Mom's love, even as adults.
    Rated: E · Family · #1205631
    Some early photos of Mom & Dad from about the time they met in 1945.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2085712
    His floral devotion to Mother lives on.
    Rated: ASR · Family · #1712199
    A simpler time when a little one wanted to save the world from evil one weed at a time.
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