ACROSS THE MILES

Mother dear, there are many miles
between your house and mine;
I've come to a new and foreign land
and left you far behind.

But though the distance may be great
between your house and mine,
and though I'm in a strange new land
with you five thousand miles behind,

I'd like to pass this thought to you --
since this is Mother's Day --
a thought that's deep inside my heart,
said in the simplest way:

To one who is so nice and sweet
I wish joy throughout the years;
may your happiness be complete
and free from grief and tears.

Across the miles I send to you
much love and sincere devotion.
Five thousand miles is far away,
but my love reaches across the ocean!

I love you, Mama.

~Copyright 1956 Ruth Gillis~


I wrote this poem to my wonderful mother
when I was living in Germany in 1956.



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