Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mama's Visit--By Lois Greene Stone--United States

Mama's Visit

You came.
Tears fell as we embraced one another.
Somehow, sustaining conversation
became a chore after a week.
Togetherness voided privacy.
Squeezing in responsibilities,
I realized I was not on vacation;
only you were.
Relieved to return to my personal
pattern, I watched your plane depart.
Then cried.

Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & soft cover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.


  1. Enjoyed this piece. Relations and visits are often tricky. Well handled poem! Ralph

  2. Wonderful poem Lois. I miss my mom who died in 2011. Thank God I have beautiful fond memories to cherish, & we enjoyed every moment we shared together! Good wishes, Chris~