A Mama’s Gift

A Mama’s Gift

Your essence lingers
With the feel of your silk robe
As if you were still there

I would play dress up
Like any child
Pretending I had your flair

Wearing your high heels
Make up and jewelry
I became a miniature you

Exulted by your delight
Of my performance
Giving me credit for my debut

Lavender sachets
remind me of you
Placed in the drawers of the chest

Little touches of sweetness
Teaching me to care
These memories are the best

Letting me run free and discover
Or baking cakes with you
Wiping away my tears of chagrin

Always there to comfort
Being a proud Mama on sports day
Watching me give it my all to win

Still to this day
You comfort and soothe me
Memories of your fragrances left

Like beautiful music
My senses are touched
Forgetting I am bereft


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing Β©

Word Prompts:

Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday – “Ma” – as or in another word




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  29 comments for “A Mama’s Gift

  1. December 2, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Such beautiful memories and such a touching tribute!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 3, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Yes she was a lovely lady ❀️ Thank you Punam

      • December 3, 2018 at 10:26 am

        I am sure she was. Her daughter sure is! You are so welcome. πŸ’•

      • Christine Bolton
        December 3, 2018 at 11:07 am

        Aww my sweet friend. You are lovely πŸ’•

      • December 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm


  2. December 2, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Lovely Christine. Honoring your Mother as a mother would do.❀️ Beautiful loving poetry.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Jordy πŸ’•

  3. December 1, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Gentle soothing words

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Thank you Anita πŸ™‚

  4. December 1, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Sweet memories

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 8:06 am

      Yes V.J., something to hang on to and live by. πŸ’•

  5. December 1, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    my senses are touched too, just gorgeous Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 8:07 am

      Thank you s much Gina πŸ’•

  6. December 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    OK, that was really emotional, It made me well up. Very good πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Oh thank you Kristian. Me too πŸ˜’πŸ’•

  7. December 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    a lovely tribute to all mothers … the loving kind ones that is πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Kate πŸ™‚ Yes, the loving kind ones πŸ’•

  8. December 1, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Memories revived. Beautiful…

  9. December 1, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    This is beautiful, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Aww thanks. My Mama was beautiful too πŸ’•

  10. December 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful sensory details. Our mothers are with us in spirit.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      I have always believed that JoAnna πŸ’• Thank you!

  11. December 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you my dear πŸ’•

      • December 1, 2018 at 5:12 pm

        You’re welcome.

  12. December 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    So lovely, Christine!

  13. December 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I feel all of those things. Beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Jilly. Yes, I seem to still do all those things she taught me. Even the ones I hated! She would always tell he to turn my clothes inside out in the wash and I would always refuse, thinking it was nutty. Now I always do it πŸ™‚

      • December 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Awwww πŸ₯°

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