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Thelma Burke Brady
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Thelma Burke Brady - Poet - best known as "Mama"

Memory Garden

I have planted a small garden
With paths bordered in gold,
Where multi-colored blossoms
Of friendship flowers unfold.

Here and there I will pluck a thorn
Or cast a brier away;
No weed shall mar its beauty here
Spread forth in bright array.

Each day and each shining hour
I will tend my garden with care;
I will find someone to clasp his hand
And let him bloom out there.

As evening shadows fall
At the close of my lonely day,
There behind my garden wall
I will work the hours away.

In the twilight of my life
When the night begins to lower,
I will stroll again down memory lane
And visit my friends once more.

We will stop and chat and reminisce
Of the days that used to be.
I will greet each smiling face again;
They will nod and call to me.

Someday when I leave this earth
I hope you will think of me;
And care enough to let me bloom
In your Garden of Memory.

Thelma Burke Brady

(This is one of my favorite poems written by Mama and published in her book of poetry entitled: Life's Memories "My Legacy")


ღ The last verse of this poem is the inscription on the memorial of her son Buddy's wife Virginia who died in childbirth with their infant daughter who sleeps in her mother's arms. They had only been married two years.
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