Mom from beyond

Mom from beyond

A Poem by jen
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3 years ago at age 60 I was interviewing for a project manager position with the state of CA. Old, old, old is all I thought... but I do believe in dreams :)

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Now, at this time, IRL

First let me say that all is good

Challenges presented in every positive way

Are tentatively, oh so ‘pausingly’ being accepted

Decisions old me made, have come to be true and good

Me, myself, and I all being ridiculously amazed

My mom, long ago lost to my 5 year old self

Reaching out in dreams to tell me “you’ve got this”

Me turning six-oh, yeah say it again six-oh (getting a great job)

My mom being right

I’ve got this

I do, I really, really do

And me. Renewed, revived, refreshed and ready

2021 you need to reconcile your seedy sibling 2020

That self-loathing, self-righteous, self-delusional piece of poo

Bury 2020, in a forgotten heap under old sears catalogs buried

Somewhere in Palm Desert next to men’s pantsuits

Let us move on in self-reliant, global inclusive, glory-inducing strength

Worthy of grandmas like me to boast about in years to come,

Until then, I am hoppin’ and poppin’ and  ready to learn and lead

Happy is the code word for ‘this moment’ and beyond

© 2023 jen


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The human spirit is capable of so much
Even in our weakness we can be strong
Reaching out from the swirling floods
Floundering to the shore
Under the warm sun
Wetting the earth with our tears
Alive still

Posted 5 Months Ago


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this is a mix of rant and sadness. I lost my mom at 5. I am flailing around in the dark.

Posted 5 Months Ago



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