There is nothing like a Mother's hug To make the boogiemen disappear And comfort me when I am sad Her arms holding me so near She held me in the rocking chair And sang lullabies to me When it was time to go to bed So I could gently fall asleep The long, loving hug she gave me On my very first day of school She must have guessed that I was scared But there were tears in her eyes, too The sadness of the hugs we exchanged When my family and I moved away Cramming so much love in that good-bye Saying all we could think of to say She fell asleep and quietly slipped away Three months after I last saw Mother We had been there for a family visit Not knowing there would never be another When my life on Earth is over And the Judgment I shall face I hope to be held once again In my Mother's warm embrace Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© June 28, 2007 All Rights Reserved


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