[Vision2020] Poem

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Thu May 12 06:33:27 PDT 2016

Although my Mom was never alone (having been happily married for sixty years at the time of her passing), the relationship depicted in this poem struck home.

Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares"
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

> On May 12, 2016, at 6:20 AM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
> About a year ago I subscribed to "Poem of the Day", an online service.
> Jus' like the morning newspaper, there'd be a poem waiting in my email in-box.  Some were kinda humorous.  Some were issue-oriented.  Some were mushy.  
> Generally, I would read them, share them with my spouse, and delete them.
> This morning's poem hit kinda hard.  Although I consider it a few days late, it hits home as it relates to my mom, as well as many others' moms . . .
> ---------------------
> "You Mattered to Me" by Ruth Morris
> You lived your life thinking that no one cared
> You thought you were all alone, your heart feeling tattered
> I am here to tell you that you were wrong
> 'Cause you see - Mom - to me you mattered
> I loved you when you were angry and mean
> I loved you when you were kind as could be
> I loved you not just because I had to
> I loved you because you mattered to me
> It hurts to know that now you're gone
> And never will your face again I see
> I hurt not because I am supposed to
> I hurt because you mattered to me
> I have to live on each day without you
> It doesn't get easier as it is supposed to be
> I feel the loss of you to my very soul
> Because you see - Mom - you mattered to me
> Your touch, your smile, your funny wit
> The times it was just you and me
> I will miss you, Mom, with all my heart
> 'Cause you still matter to me...
> --------------------------------
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" 
> http://www.MoscowCares.com
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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