Farewell To a Beloved Mom

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Aug 05 2012

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Category: Death, Faithfulness, Final journey, Poetry, Prayer, Relationship, Resurrection, Visions


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A Tribute To Mama Rosita R. Alfonso

September,  1922  to   July,  2012


She is a rose

With well-worn petals

Turning 90 years in September,

With the furrowed brows

Aged with grace,  and the well-defined

Laugh-lines from the ever-warm

Welcoming smile of her soft-rounded face.


I kiss the dear hands

That had blessed us, and worked

Loving miracles for us

Her children and grand-children.

Deeply spiritual,  she fought

The devil with daily prayers

On bended knees,  till her last

Battle with cancer for 2 1/2 months.


It’s over now,  dear Mom,

God has a better place

Prepared for His faithful

Servants like you,  who

Like a rose keeps its essence

Even in Winter time.

Forever in our hearts

Your fragrance will remain.

You were a blessing to many

And we thank God for your life.


Farewell,  dear Mom,  and Good Night!

Rest in peace where there is no more pain,

May God’s eternal Light embrace you,

Till we meet in yonder blue

To dwell in the house of the Lord


26 comments on “Farewell To a Beloved Mom”

  1. I love your poem,as i know how much she mean’t to you!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is truly beautiful, Cynthia–so deeply moving–my sympathies for your loss. I’m grateful with you, that Mama Rosita was an exceptional saint full of love and light–and so she continues to be, her angel-eyes watching over you from the Lord’s house. God bless you in your mourning–much love from this Sis, Caddo

  3. I share your pain and I hope to be near you at this time. Death is never a definitive expulsion: whether one has faith, whether one does not have one, what remains strong in us is the memory of an intense love received and an equally immense love we bring to our dear deceased. As you know I am waiting for the death of my mother. When the time comes I will face it with serenity. I wish to overcome this moment of great sadness. Kisses

  4. Condolences. She sounds lovely.
    You will miss her. Lucky you had her in your life.

  5. The hardest part of loving is the letting go.
    You were so fortunate to have a parent who loved you.

  6. So heartfelt. She can be proud of you, and of herself who moulded the person you have grown into. Indeed I’m sure she was and is

  7. Oh, I did not know you were going through such a difficult time – my deep condolences. May the Lord comfort, bless and strengthen you.
    Thank you for sharing this deeply personal aspect of your life with us by means of such an exceptionally beautiful poem, which is a real and beautiful tribute to your mother. May the Lord comfort your heart!
    God bless you.

  8. Oh, Cynthia, I’m so sorry for your loss, but this is such a moving tribute and I know she is very proud of you…this is still so fresh to me, even though it’s been six months now, but I’m teary-eyed, knowing what you’re experiencing..I’m sending you hugs and if you ever need anyone to talk to, email me anytime~xoxoxo

  9. So sorry for your loss. This was such a lovely poem you wrote for your Mother – it shows a bit of the relationship that you must have shared with her. Thank you for sharing.

  10. My deep condolences, Cynth! Sorry for your loss = ( but kudos for a great poem!

  11. Dear Cynthia, I ‘m so sorry for your loss. Such beautiful and moving tribute , Your love for your mother shines through your words. She must have been a most wonderful woman.
    May she rest in peace. My thought are with you and your family.
    Hugs and love , Francina xoxo

    • Thank you, Francina for your comforting words which are soothing and healing to the heart. It’s been quite a while–a month long of mourning and silence. Thank you for patiently waiting for me.

      • Dear Cynthia, I’m so happy to see you again! You and your family have been in my thoughts during your month of mourning. You have been dearly missed my friend.
        love and hugs, Francina xoxo

  12. She sounds like a wonderful woman. I hope your memories of her will keep you smiling. Love and hugs. xoxo

  13. Hi Cynthia,
    I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Congratulations! 😀 Link for instructions: http://astronomybythecosmos.com/awards/the-inspiring-blog-award/

  14. Amazing words for a wonderful person!!!! The word shows how much you love her!!! My best wishes to your mom!!!!

  15. So sorry for your sad loss.

  16. The world is a better place because she lived….

  17. So touching and sensitive. Your poem reminded me of my Mom. She is with me in heart and mind every day!

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