Crab Salad Avocado
Grapefruit Delight –
Mama made it for us
when she came to help out
after tiny Jeremiah Joseph
showed his bright blue eyes
to the world
for the very first time.

She always prepared
this sumptuous treat
on the most auspicious occasions –
Christmas, weddings, birthdays.
But this time
was the last time.
My baby boy’s arrival
and our farewell to Mama.

A greeting,
a farewell,
a treasured moment out of time
still hovering in my mind’s eye
delicately glistening with teardrops
as each remembered moment
gives its gift of itself
into this heart and mind.

She was beautiful still,
fragile as a butterfly.
She rubbed my back for me
even though her own back
was hunched over in pain.
She carried my baby
in her arms so tenderly.
Her own arms were bleeding
because she could not
carry herself tenderly.

She worked so hard
for my amazing and
overwhelming family.
Washed our clothes,
baked a turkey,
and the most delicious
orange-glazed pork roast
we ever had.

She laughed with us,
she sang with us,
She even looked almost well
for a moment or two,
when a flash of hope and brightness
returned to her eyes.

Oh, Mama, thank you for this time.
You gave your all for us this time.
This last time
our ignorance was bliss.
We knew not
it was our farewell,
but our hearts told us
to pay attention.
Our hearts whispered messages
of Love, and trust, and courage.

She left for the unknown,
never to return again,
leaving behind a legacy,
a lifetime of adventures
dark and bright –
lessons of Love
and compassion
and gourmet specialties galore.
My favorite was always
her crab salad
avocado
grapefruit
delight.

@ Kamea Moonmaiden 1999

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9 thoughts on “Crab Salad Avocado Grapefruit Delight

      1. For me, with so many, there’s no way to keep all of them happy all the time.

        My younger daughter is having a rough time, and taking everything I say wrong. We keep rubbing each other the wrong way, and Mercury is direct now!

        Must be the planetary alignment and the fact that she truly is moving Saturday. Whew!

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  1. I love your beautiful poem, Kami. The magical thing about words written from the heart’s energy is that are holders of frequency. They enable us to ride them, as time travellers, back to the moments they describe and they create bridges so that we may visit sacred moments from our own pasts. 💖

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    1. Thank you so much. This poem truly helped me heal, and has been working big hit every time I have read it in front of audiences (twice this far). I always almost weep when I read it aloud. My upcoming book is going to be about her.

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    2. Rainbow Bridges, yes? And these bridges open ourselves up and increase our feeling of connection to others when they read them and are touched.

      We touch hearts and souls with our writings. I am slightly behind, going to read your most recent articles today as I finally have a day off. For spring break I stayed mostly offline. It was necessary.

      Blessings to you this glorious day!

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