Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sylvia's Style

by Kim (writer), Los Angeles, December 08, 2009

Credit: Family member
Picture of Mother & Me

Remembering Mom at the 1 year anniversary

Of course there are no words, expressions, prose that can reflect, what's in the heart, spirit, soul and mind.

I remember elementary school days, middle school auditorium dances, holiday meals, the infamous stuffing at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Mandatory watching of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bar-B-Que in summer months, backyard birthday bashes, school conferences, being grounded, graduation, college days, Political conversations, CNN debates between not only those on the broadcast but my Mom chiming in her analysis at the Commentators.

Of course, there is much more I could say, but there are no words that can truly convey my heart, soul, spirit, mind and true feelings.

I find I'm yet trying to define it all as the 1 year anniversary of the passing of my Mom approaches. December 8, 2009.

I've often thought about writing an article, tribute, story, something that would allow me to speak openly about it.

I still find it extremely difficult. I did write a poem a few days after her passing so I share it here. I've revised the end a bit at the 1 year anniversary.

December 8, 2009


Always going beyond the call of duty

Giving her words of wisdom classic....Sylvia Style

She'd give you a piece of her mind

It was always, right on time

Done with a smile

All the while

Classic... Sylvia Style

She could organize any celebration

or event with a moment's notice

That's fact

Everything in tact

Classic... Sylvia Style

a Wife, a Mother, a Grandmother, an Aunt, a Cousin, a friend

Jewel of a lady

faithfully giving love to all she sees

At the end of her battle

God our Lord whispers, "Sylvia, you're free"

and sends his angels to bring her to heaven above

Classic...Sylvia style

Its 1 year now

through many tests and trials

we yet press on

to a new dawn

I'm remembering her laughter

rekindling conversations

holding dear precious moments

keeping afresh in the heart

The essence of Mom

Classic Sylvia

Always in style

By: Kim Vinson

About the Writer

Kim is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
Want to write articles too? Sign up & become a writer!

10 comments on Sylvia's Style

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By M.J. Hamada on December 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Nice remembrance poem.

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By Kim on December 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Thank you, M.J.

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By Kim on December 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

You're welcome & Thanks to you too, Garry

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By Kim on December 11, 2009 at 01:50 pm

Thanks Craig:)

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By Kim on December 15, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Thanks Morgana

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By Kim on December 15, 2009 at 10:39 pm


 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 4
By Kim on December 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm

All you shared was really beautiful, Morgana. Heartfelt Thanks! :-) Kim

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 2
By AmyO on January 19, 2010 at 05:02 pm

That was beautiful Kim. It sounds like our moms would have got along great! I'm sure they are watching over us together :)

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 3
By Kim on January 19, 2010 at 05:33 pm

Thank you Amy, I meant to share a + on your comments. +++ :)

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 0
By Kim on March 24, 2010 at 02:21 pm

Thanks so much Cher!

Re: Poetry...I'll work on posting some I've written...

 Report abuse

Add A Comment!

Click here to signup or login.

Rate This Article

Your vote matters to us