My Jewel

My jewel is not just the gem I wear
but the precious memory
I keep close to my heart
when I think of you
You and I
we had so many difficulties
so many differences
there are similarities
than we both
at different times
wanted to admit
Love was there
but covered by so
many layers
Oh we had to tear through them
We were almost too late
but love prevailed
you prevailed
in your final lingering hours
You my mother
looked upon me…your daughter…and told me you were proud.

© copyright 5/14/2012 catherine anne hayes

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