If I had a missing persons list, she’d be right at the top.
If all I had to do was search, I know I would not stop.
If I knew that I could call her, I’d be dialling as we speak;
Instead she’s officially missing, and my life is incomplete.
If only there was a signal, from wherever the energy went
That though she is not with us, there’s no cause for my lament.
If I knew that I would see her, at another point in time
I would surely feel much easier about this missing mum of mine.
But no, there is no contact; just the memories of before.
And where my Mum might be, I cannot say, I am not sure.
Her absence will always be noticed, and we will feel bereft
But then I hear her in my heart saying “I never really left.”
Missing Mum On Mother’s Day is a poem © Ms Moem 2012.
How bold can one be when left unchallenged?
Let he who is saintly, be first to chide
For arrogance lurks in the face of pride.
Let he who is sinless, be always right
For he has nirvana in plainest sight.
Let questions be posed and answers be shared
For he who has doubt is the least prepared
And one day a moment, seeking to win
Goodness prevails, but tastes bland, unlike sin.
Contentment and hope, what more can we ask
In strangers and loved ones and all who we are
Temptation abounds, and our one small task
To stay on our track, no matter how far.
Let those be the words that are now decreed;
Temptation is nothing, it’s love we need.
Saints Sonnet is a poem © Ms Moem 2012.
We mourn the loss of Whitney Houston;
Her voice, so crisp and strong.
She inspired a million melodies
And touched hearts with her song.
Born in August 1963
An icon; she was great.
But Whitney left us far too soon
Aged merely 48.
An international superstar;
A daughter and a mother.
She was simply incomparable;
There will never be another.
Her work is now a legacy
And her soul is deep within it.
Rest in peace dear Whitney;
Thanks for your music & your spirit!
Poem In Memory Of Whitney Houston is © Ms Moem 2012.
Hope is a poem © Ms Moem 2012.
If Only is a poem written by Ms Moem, taken from her paperback book, You & I.