If any of you writers and poets recall this poem, here is Elise's request and e-mail! I don't know if she is a blogger. But it would make her mother happy, and Elise, too.
Elise Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org e-mailed me the following request:
Greetings, I stumbled across your response to the blog of Remembrances of an Arkansas Stamper. In it you mentioned "...There is poem about a Mother waiting at the garden gate for the return of her child. ..." which is exactly the poem my mother asked me to search for, for her. I know nothing else about the poem but would really like to find it for my mom. I appreciate your time, attention and any assistance you can provide. Thank you so much. Best wishes and regards. sincerely, Elise (like 'Release' without the 'R' ... E lease)
The poem was a tribute to a Mother who was always waiting for her child regardless of the period in their life. The last stanza mentioned the Mother was in heaven, and would be waiting by Heaven's gate to welcome her child again some day.
In my high school days I did some poem writing, and loved poetry. Mother gave me, and I also purchased a few anthologies of poetry, usually topical in arrangement. These were usually inspirational works from Hallmark stores, the most famous, as I remember, called Leaves of Gold. However, I had several similar albums. I remember a lot of the works were "Author Unknown."
I used this poem in a church bulletin I published in the 1980s but I no longer have my library. I had to downsize when we semi-retired and moved to Arkansas into a manufactured home. I had to downsize again when allergist told me to get rid of things that accumulated dust and mold.
The poem may exist on a 1.44 floppy disk, but I have no working computer with the capability to read floppies now. I do have a huge collection of both size floppies.