Mother’s Music

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Shubert’s 9th on the turntable,
one of a few classical albums,
along with Brahm’s German Requiem
and Handel’s Water Music Suites,
graced a primarily
country and bluegrass collection
assembled by my father.

These were your treasures,
mother,
music you loved,
music we shared,
just between us,
as no one else
in the family
seemed to tolerate it well,
and so, I wore the headphones
on a Sunday afternoon,
with eyes closed,
and let the music
wash over me,
transport me far away
from fields and farms,
to concert halls
and celestial realms.

For this gift
of goodness
for lifting me
so I could see
beyond,
where I was
to where I have been
I thank you—
it is but one
of the gentler ways
your legacy
lives on
in me.

About stevenddorsey

I have been an avid writer for as long as I can remember. I enjoy composing poetry, lyrics, children's books and fiction for young adults. I have traveled the world extensively in my 25+ year career as an International Development professional and executive. I have lived in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. I speak Spanish and French. I married Rachel Miltimore in 1985. We have five children and five grandchildren. We currently live in Manassas, Virginia. We enjoy writing children's books together.
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