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Written By: Vera Nazarian - May• 09•16



My Mother came up as rosy buds
On the branches of the tree
Right outside my bedroom window.

Her ashes buried in the Fall
Lay dormant under the snow of Winter
And now the tree has woken
And taken her in, with the help of the Spring rains.

She is flowing with sweet sap into the tallest branches,
and soon the mauve and rosy buds
will open into green leaves of Summerโ€”her season.

But now, still fresh as springtime,
she looks into my window, looks in at me,
budding branches stirring softly in the wind.

Every time I glance up, I see her bright presence,
With me, now, alive in the moment.

Next year it will be different,
the tree will have flowered and moved on,
traces of her ashes diluted in the earth, dissipated gently.

But for now, Momโ€™s last physical presence
is the strongest it will ever be in the tangible world,
And the tree is full of joy, watching me.

Vera Nazarian


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  1. Nancine Thompson says:

    How very beautiful and touching heartfelt. It brought tears to my eyes as I read your poem making remember my own mom who died of metastatic breast cancer in 2008. Thank. You so much.

    BTW when will Win be out? I have read and re-read Compete and Qualify so many times I can recite whole pages. They are the best books I’ve read since Harry Potter. In your books I am transported to a world where I’m not confined to this stinking wheelchair. So please,please get your b in gear and just finish it already.

    Thank you so much for sharing your bodybuilding with me and everyone else.


    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

      As far as WIN, I’m writing it as fast as I can despite my own medical issues. For now you can read the first 26 Chapters of WIN here on Wattpad:

      Thanks again.

      • Nancine says:

        Thank you so much for telling me about Wattpad. Might help me set it up today and I literally inhaled all 26 chapters thank you thank you thank you. And wow is it ever exciting so far.
        My prayers are with you that your health problems clear up soon thank you for writing your books

        • Vera Nazarian says:

          You are welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Nancine Thompson says:

            I hope you don’t mind but I have shared your poem with several other people as well as your touching eulogy to your mother. I cannot read either of them without tearing up. You have power in your words, power to left the world , the power to lift my world. Two years ago in an accident I broke my back and my neck . Since then I have been a paraplegic confined to a electric wheelchair and in constant pain . I understand how difficult it has been for you to deal with your own health problems. But I want you to know what an amazing difference stories have made for me. I have no words that can adequately thank you for how you have been able to transport me out of my own little world. May all the blessings of the world surround you. Thank you

          • Vera Nazarian says:

            Thank you again for your lovely comments, Nancine, so sorry about your accident. And yes, please feel free to share, with my best wishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nancine Thompson says:

    Sorry should read world building. Oops!

  3. Wendy says:

    What a lovely tribute to your mother. You’re making me miss mine.

  4. Elizabeth Bennefeld says:

    Lovely, Vera!

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