“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”

Such peculiar things –
life and time.
Both moving forward
never looking over their shoulders.

Yet, as I sit here
I can’t help but think of past times,
moments that feel like lifetime’s ago
and at the same time
feel like only yesterday.
Peculiar –

I woke up early today
hoping to witness a spectacular sunrise,
but the sky only offered gray clouds.
Even mother nature feels your loss –
both of our tears carressing my cheeks,
falling into my coffee.

I’m glad it’s not bright and sunny today,
the world is a little bit duller without your light.

I always noticed how the sun couldn’t help
but illuminate your smile.
It seems fitting that the sun wouldn’t shine today.

I can feel your energy with me, on this special day,
bringing a smile to my face.

I am going to commemorate you
the best way I know how.

In the kitchen –
dancing, and laughing, and baking.
Letting your light shine through me.

Who needs the sun?
My smile has always been illuminated by you.

Happy Birthday, mom!

“I’ll like you forever, I’ll love you for always, as long as I’m living, your baby I’ll be.”

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23 Responses to “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Crazy because my moms birthday was yesterday. I had completely forgotten until my wife reminded me.

    (Hugs) I know it’s an emotional time for you. Hope you’re doing well.

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  2. neilweigman82 says:

    Baby! You are really good at writing poems and writing in general. You’re Mom is somewhere being very proud of you.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Aww, a sweet and nostalgic post. Missing your mom more on her birthday is so natural.

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  4. YBP says:

    “Who needs the sun?
My smile has always been illuminated by you.”
    Ohhhh my heart. You captured the precious love that Moms and daughters share ….. I super love my Mom ….. she’s my most beautiful blessing…… I wouldn’t be where I am today without her ……
    Thank you for sharing your sweet, deep love for your Mom ….. boundless, timeless…. just so real ….. ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

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  5. sundaymorningwithsandy.com says:

    Thank you for that cry … that was absolutely beautiful! I have no doubt your mom is loving this poem right now and beaming with pride. xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Nathan AM Smith says:

    Awwww this is so sweet and cute!! I really love it 🙂 You captured particular moments in time well, which is so sweet. The end made me smile 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Laura Beth says:

    Hugs! I’m glad you are celebrating your mom and her birthday! What a great way to honor her.

    Liked by 1 person

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