This mother and child both born on Friday,
Loving and giving in their unique ways

Mother taught child the gift of fragile wings
Daughter taught mother kindness always wins

Mother gave the child inner strength to endure
When hope was waning, a cloudy future unsure

And the inner child in the grown woman now
Remembers her mother’s words whispered long ago

When the roses hang heavy on trailing boughs
And their fragrance wafts on fresh summer wind
Think of me with sweet remembrance my darling
And I will be here in our garden again

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics What Day Is It Anyway?

Poets and Storytellers United: A Mouthful of Flowers

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

31 Comments on “Again

  1. This is so moving, Linda……..I love the heavy rose boughs and the thought of the daughter remembering her mother one day along with the scent of roses. Lovely.

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  2. This is such a beautiful, beautiful poem, Linda! I am so overwhelmed with emotion by the images your words evoke especially; “Mother taught child the gift of fragile wings/Daughter taught mother kindness always wins.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt. 💝💝

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  3. I was so young when my grandmother died, but the scent of roses at her funeral left their imprint. I often think of her even when I see a rose.

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  4. Your poem moved me, Linda, especially the mutual loving and giving. Mothers and daughters have special relationships. The final stanza made me cry.

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