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FEELINGS OF DIMPLE HILL

It has been over two years since my Mama has been gone,

As I think of her today, I must remain strong.

A sound, a song, a scent in the air,

I think how her life ended, it's just not fair.

People say to me, "Why did you wait, not move her from that place?"

How things were there, it was such a disgrace.

I often asked, "Mama, please let me move you,"

She would say, "Some are bad, but only a few."

To be truthful, I wanted to get in their face,

But, Mama said " DON'Tá DARE SAY A WORD, BECAUSE WHEN YOU LEAVE I WILL STILL BE INá THIS PLACE!"

I will never forget that last Thanksgiving Day,

Mama would not eat at all, I knew she was slipping away.

For the next two weeks I was with her day and night,

As I watched in horror while the pain won the fight.

For those who worked there and showed my Mother respect,

From my heart I say "Thank you," I'd like to hug your neck.

For those who did nothing more than your job,

I feel so very sorry for you because you have been robbed.

You see you have no idea that life was cruel,

You never really got to know My Beloved Mom " DIMPLE JEWEL"

LAST PICTURE I TOOK OF YOU MOM! THIS BREAKS MY HEART.

(Oh Mom, how can this be?

I miss you so much.I wish I could hear your sweet voice just one more time. I love you Mom and will always honor you.

Thank you for loving me and being my Mom. Love; Johnnie)

ęcopyright ~ Johnnie Oakes~ 12/30/03