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By the Bushel
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By Louis Gander
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By the Bushel

Two weeks and a day since mom passed away.

Tomorrow will be yet another.

Tears run down my cheeks each time someone speaks

and mentions my special mother.


For many long years she shed many tears

for the lost and the lame and the weak.

And many-a-time I would see them in rhyme,

zig-zag down her long wrinkled cheek.


I can't change the facts and cannot relax

understanding that life must go on.

As long as I'm living, I must be forgiving

and add to what mom built upon.


Before laid to rest, my mom did her best.

She loved God with all of her heart.

And right now she's givin' her love there in Heaven.

What time should the rest of us start?


To save someone's soul was her greatest goal.

The joy on her face would abound.

She wasn't contented until friends repented

and peace everlasting was found.


My mom was so special.  She filled by the bushel,

such love, her incessant desire.

Though it overflowed, her love never slowed,

...as she piled it higher and higher.

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Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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