Odessa Virginia

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ODESSA VIRGINIA
by Twinkle VanFleet

 

I NEVER CALLED HER MISSES- I NEVER CALLED HER MOM-

BUT A MOTHER SHE WAS- BORN ODESSA VIRGINIA RAAEN.

DURING WORLD WAR TWO- SHE BUILT B TWENTY NINES,

HELPING US WIN THE FIGHT-

A GRAY LADY SHE WAS, FOR HER GENERATIONS PLIGHT.

SHE FELL IN LOVE AND MARRIED A MILITARY MAN

TOGETHER THEY HAD 4 CHILDREN- AFTER THEY FIRST BEGAN.

JAMES, CRYSTAL, TANYA AND ERIK-

AFTER 32 YEARS IT WAS OVER,

SOME SAY SHE JUST COULDN”T BARE IT

.

SHE NEVER RE-MARRIED, SHE TOOK GOOD CARE OF HERSELF-

DEPENDENT ON NO ONE, SHE KEPT TO GOOD HEALTH.

SHE HAD A POWER OF KNOWLEDGE, A SECRET TO MOST-

AND A WISH TO LEAVE THE CITY- HER DREAM WAS THE COAST.

LEAVING BEHIND THE PAST- AND THE FUTURE SHE KNEW-

TO BE FREE OF THE PAIN, SHE COULDNT UN-DO.

I’LL NEVER LOVE ANOTHER QUITE LIKE SHE-

HER INSIGHT GAVE ME THE WISDOM-

FOR WHAT TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER MIGHT BE.

DESTINY WAS TO KNOW HER- GOD GAVE ME TO HER YOUNGEST SON-

THE LAST ONE TO SEE HER- HER DYING WAS YET TO COME.

ALONE SHE CLIMBED THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN-

FOR THE COAST AWAITED IN HER SLEEP,

BLESSED IS THE WOMAN SHE WAS- ODESSA VIRGINIA VANFLEET.

 

©1993-2015 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry/All rights reserved.
Copyright Laws and Regulations of the United States http://www.copyright.gov/title17/
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