The Pink Carnation

by Debbie S.
(Carlsbad, CA)

My Sweet Mom, Bea

My Sweet Mom, Bea

The Pink Carnation

7/2010 (My mom's 3rd year in heaven)

On the stand next to my bed
sits a pink carnation bloom,
I gaze at it, and drift into a dream.
And in this flower's meaning
you can take this as you wish,
If you listen close
you'll see just what I mean.

In the dream
I see my mother,
placing flowers in a vase,
She smiles at me, in wonderment, I sigh.
In my hand she sets one flower,
"Please hold it near your heart,
when you miss me most
hold tight, try not to cry."

I woke up and was wishing,
"Dream, please don't ever end."
A dream about my mother is so sweet.
Carnations were her favorite
and she made that known to me,
when I leave this earth
I'll bring them when we meet.

2000 years, so long ago,
this is what they say,
this flower's special meaning is so rare.
My mom was trying to tell me,
that the bloom was meant for me,
It means a mom's undying love
and loving care.

On the stand next to my bed,
sits a pink carnation bloom,
I gaze at it, yet still I start to cry.
I shut my eyes, and dream again,
My mom - she wipes my tears
and tells me, "Dear,
our love will never die."

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May 11, 2012
by: Diana Wood


Wow, this is beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing this with me.

Nov 04, 2010
Thank you
by: Deb

I love you guys for sharing your thoughts about my poem !
it's comforting.... Deb, Bea's daughter

Sep 30, 2010
Thanks for sharing your feelings
by: Marilyn Kuryllo


Your mom will always be at your side watching over you and giving you the strength to get through each day. I know she is very proud. I know the death of someone so special is extremely difficult, so take it one day at a time. Remembering those special moments, stories and favorite things can make you stop and smile for a moment. Thinking of you and wishing you peace. Remember, I am a good listener and can relate big time what you're feeling. Love, Marilyn

Sep 28, 2010
by: Peggy Carolan-Burleigh

How Beautiful this Pink Carnation is. I think of Bea often & happy she was in my life.

Jul 07, 2010
by: BobTaylor

Very nice poem, Deb It definately makes me think about Mom.

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