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August 10, 2009

This week, we have a poem written by Harriet Meade, North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Harriet attends class with the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, North Sydney Class. She was born in Grey Rivers, Newfoundland and has lived in North Sydney for about 18 years. Harriet enjoys being with older people and taking care of them. Harriet feels that going back to school is the best thing she has ever done in her whole life. It took a lot of nerve for her to enroll in the ALACBC program but she looks forward to the fall when classes resume in North Sydney.

I am

by Harriet Meade

I am a mother and very proud.
I wonder where
The years went so fast.
I hear my babies cry,
I see my first baby smile.
I want them to know I still love them.
I am a mother and very proud.
I pretend they are still home sometimes,
I feel good about myself.
I touch them every day in my mind and in my heart.
I worry about them when they are sick or in trouble.
I cry when they cry.
I am a mother and very proud.
I understand when they grew up and had to leave me,
I say good bye, but not for long.
I dream that they will never leave me for long -
I am a mother and very proud.

By Harriet Meade

[This story was taken with permission, from Making Learning Possible, a newsletter published in December 2008 by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County.]

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