“You are evidence of your mother’s strength… especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless, she has always maintained her sanity.” (Criss Jami) on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )..

Dear Mom,

Thanks for letting me feel love
Be it joy, or be it heartache,
To know someone’s love
A treasured feeling their love did make.

Thanks for letting me live life
To explore, to follow one’s dream,
To seek out and live every adventure
Not enough time in the day… it did seem.

Thanks for letting me meet friends
To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
And by going down the path together in friendship
Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.

Thanks for giving me the courage
To follow my own path…to be me,
To not follow someone else’s path
To live my own….. reality.

Thanks for giving me an open mind
As I venture down the path… allowing me,
To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
That many others do not see.

Thanks for giving me an open heart
Able to love, understand and forgive,
And when I grow too old to dream
A place where my memories will live.

Yes, I have much to be thankful for, Mom
And every day the list gets longer… you see,
As I venture down the path least traveled
Searching for what destiny… has waiting for me.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary…

Yes, Mother’s Day is on the horizon…and for all the Mom’s out there (past, present and future) I know there are not enough of proper words to express the thanks and appreciation for the sacrifices you made, the love and kindness you gave and still give…. So I will put it all in these few words “Thank you and a very Happy Mother’s Day wherever you are”… 🙂

I received a invitation one day
Oh, not your regular kind,
The words not spoken or written
But were in the heart and mind.

To share a love and happiness
A love, that is precious and true,
A happiness that is eternal
That only lovers and dreamers knew.

The invite did not come the regular way
No cards, no letters, no phone.. you see,
It just appeared one day
In the depths, the spirit and heart of me.

The invite came from an unknown
A unknown too great for me to behold,
But it was to be a precious beginning,
Of a story, one day to be told.

( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

And there will be some like me who may not have Moms present (my wife passed away in March 2015 and my Mom passed away in December 2015) but they are always present as they occupy a special place in ones heart… “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)… 🙂

There is sorrow as I write this
A sadness in this heart of mine,
But knowing she’s free, suffer will she no more
All sorrow and sadness will heal… over time.

There will be happiness and joy
For her, this I know,
As she has joined loved ones
And to a place of peace and love she did go.

And one day I shall again greet my her
On my path… perhaps around the next bend,
It will be a joyful, loving reunion
And it will be the beginning, not the end.
 
And knowing this I will be happy
Precious memories, to come back whenever,
For like love, memories are everlasting
From now…….. to the 12th of Never.
(penned by Larry Woller )

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamonds glints in the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaking in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die
(Mary Frye)

Well, I had better close for now, life is calling and I had better see what it has instore for me…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“ The love a mother has for her children is legendary, it is said a child is the mother’s heart outside her body.” (Author Unknown)

20 thoughts on ““You are evidence of your mother’s strength… especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless, she has always maintained her sanity.” (Criss Jami) on the path least traveled…

  1. Your words brought tears to my eyes! I hope my kids write such nice things about me someday…….your mom sounds amazing. And I know your wife is too………even if they are both being amazing somewhere else.

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  2. Thanks for all the beautiful and heartfelt wishes to mothers on this coming Mother’s Day ❤
    I love your poem of thankfulness to your own mother. So often, we neglect to recognize the myriad and crucial ways in which our mothers have prepared us for life.

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. it today’s world societies, not enough praise has been given to the Mom’s of the world for their courage, love and dedication!.. 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the world, have a Happy Mother’s Day and may all your tomorrows be filled with happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!..

      Until we meet again,
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      May the sun shine all day long
      Everything go right, nothing go wrong
      May those you love bring love back to you
      And may all the wishes you wish come true
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!.. yes, life in this mortal world is short, one should not turn a blind eye to that which we treasure most!… 🙂
      Hope all is well in your part of the world and life is all that you wish for it to be!..

      Until we meet again, on Mother’s Day and every day..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      May the sun shine all day long
      Everything go right, nothing go wrong
      May those you love bring love back to you
      And may all the wishes you wish come true
      (Irish Saying)

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  3. Your poems are so beautiful! My hands started to type brave, so it must be so that you are brave. It does take some courage to write with such deep love about those who have gone from this physical realm when we miss them. Your hope comforts, and your gratitude inspires the same. Thank you, Larry. May you be blessed with peace, love, and joy.

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!.. I simply let my fingers do the walking and my heart do the talking!.. 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again, on Mother’s Day and every day..
      May the love that you give
      Always return to you,
      That family and friends are many
      And always remain true,
      May your mind only know peace
      No suffering or strife,
      May your spirit only know happiness
      On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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    • Thank you for visiting! everyone has a mother who is wonderful in her own way!.. 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

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  4. Thanks for a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere, Larry. ❤ Your poems are lovely and heartfelt. How fortunate we all were (are) to have mothers to show us unconditional love and encourage us as we travel through life's valleys and over its mountaintops. Blessings and love, my friend.

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. hope this Mother’s Day, and all your tomorrows, are filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May the love that you give
      Always return to you,
      That family and friends are many
      And always remain true,
      May your mind only know peace
      No suffering or strife,
      May your spirit only know happiness
      On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. I enjoy your sharing a part of your world and your adventures!!.. hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again, Hope Mother’s day, and all your tomorrows, are filled with happiness..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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