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Mom's Tattered Prayer Book

This was her greatest treasure
In which she found much pleasure.
A tattered book of prayers
Read faithfully throughout the years.
Sitting silently upon her bed,
This book of prayer, she devoutly read.
Every morning and night, religiously,
Each page she studied judiciously.
Inside, worn pages, yellowing with time
Transports my eyes across each line
To find bookmarked a favorite verse
That mom chose silently to rehearse.
Her book of prayer evokes a feeling deep within
To live a life free of mortal sin.
As I close this book of prayers,
How can I hold back the tears?
As I bind the book with a rubber band,
I will always keep it close at hand.
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Submitted on April 25, 2015

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I am a Registered Nurse, and first started to write poetry when I was about 18 years old. I have written several poems on a variety of subjects, and enjoy poems that are light and filled with humor. I feel that a good poem like a painting, is able to evoke a variety of emotions, whether sad or cheerful,angry or sympathetic.My goal in life is to learn as much as I can, and to spread peace and good cheer to many. Above all, to be respectful and helpful to my fellow man. more…

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