ACROSS THE MILES
Mother dear, there are many
between your house and mine;
I've come to a new and foreign
and left you far behind.
But though the distance may be
between your house and mine,
and though I'm in a strange new
with you five thousand miles
I'd like to pass this thought to
since this is Mother's Day --
a thought that's deep inside my
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
I love you, Mama.
~Copyright © 1956 Ruth Gillis~
wrote this poem to my wonderful
when I was living in Germany in
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