Time is near for you to go.

Go in victory, as  you have taught.

You have climbed the mountains high,

And you’ve enjoyed the valleys low.

You have won the battles fought,

Taught your kids to reach the sky,

To cry bitter tears, to conquer their fears,

the joy of giving and of honorable work.

The giving of yourself, you did not shirk.

You leave us memories of a wonderful you,

And we will come when our journey is through.




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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17 Responses to DON’T FEAR THE GOOD-BYES

  1. gifted50 says:

    Good morning, this is beautiful. A most touching mother’s day poem. It embodies ALL that a mother does. Simply marvelous and makes me feel so emotional. Thank you for writing this, God Bless you and a “Happy Mother’s Day”.

  2. pranabaxom says:

    Yes, we will come when our journey is through. Till that time we shall carry the memories in our heart.
    This is beautiful and touching Oneta.
    Happy mother’s day.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Pranab. I appreciate your kindness. My heroine and I share goals for nearing the end.

      • pranabaxom says:

        Don’t worry. It’s not near. We still have many more years to spar,

        • oneta hayes says:

          That’s my plan. But I have pitched into preparing certain things in a way that will not leave so my ends untied when that day comes. Blogging might have to take a low priority for a while. One problem for me to work on today was to try to find the abstract on this property. No find. A phone call brought the delightful news that a copy costs $550. But I don’t have to do it until the property actually changes hands. But there were more complications, still unsettled. Enough for now. My spear is dull. 😀

  3. Faye says:

    This is a beautiful and thought-provoking blog. Thank you. Happy Mothers DAY. to All who acknowledge the High-calling of being a Mother. Generational legacies and Higher focuses taught will never die.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I surely hope my legacy continues. My granddaughter once said to me, “Grandma, you expect a lot from me, don’t you?” My answer. “Yes, baby girl, I do.” How can we not believe they can continue our mission? Hope endures.

  4. this is a priceless goodbye to someone who have lived a full life! may the transition be easy and blessed!

  5. BEAUTIFUL !! Thanks for sharing.

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