by Marie Johnson-Ladson
They were there through the good and bad times They were my Mama and the Women from another Mother I miss my Mama and the Women from another Mother We cried and enjoyed together I miss their smiles, the fun and laugher They taught me right from wrong and many lessons I miss our daily talks and their positive attitudes These were the women in my life that helped mold me and gave me unconditional love I miss their kindness and patience I am grateful and thankful they were in my life They were all exceptional and unique I appreciate the memories I miss our times together In the Bible, it speaks of a Mother saying: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” — Proverbs 31:26-27 I miss my Mama and the Women from another Mother.
Marie Johnson-Ladson is a writer of Poetry, Prose and Short Stories. She also writes fiction and non-fiction and has the passion to find beauty and the reality of life in the world we live in. Marie is a Contributor to “Poetry in the TIME of CORONAVIRUS: The Anthology.” She has published with Ben Speaks, Friday Flash Fiction, The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), Spillwords, and The Teaneck Public Library Archives.