Monday, January 11, 2010

Bonnee



"mother dear"
i would call out

she was adopted
her mother hemorrhaged giving her life
March 1 1935
a birthday and a death day
no other siblings

her mother's sister
took her home
then
she became youngest of four

grew up in Salt Lake
met George
eloped to Evanston at 17
raised six children
Bountiful
and Farmington

just facts

 but, she was real
fun
warm
quick to fire up
loved to hose down a driveway
squeaky clean

mother dear
 tough
devoted
good

not so long gone


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3 comments:

S. Etole said...

a beautiful tribute for a beautiful mom ...

karen gerstenberger said...

Your poetry is lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog.

deb said...

oh, just so beautiful, cristie.
I loved that about the driveway washing .

and how the death and life were one. so bittersweet .