Mary Virginia Botten

Mary Virginia Botten

About Mary Virginia Botten

Mary Virginia Botten has enjoyed writing poetry for many years and turns to it even more during difficult times of life. At ten years old, she was stunned when her poem was displayed on the classroom wall.


She is married with two grown sons and has lived in Kent (The Garden of England) her whole life. She loves writing, reading, walking her dog, yoga and most definitely spending time with family and friends. Her favorite places to be are amongst the mountains in Switzerland/Austria or walking a stretch of the South West Coast Path.

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    Poems by Mary Virginia Botten

  • Fragile World

    • Published: October 5, 2022

    in Environment Poems

    Moving together, we pass through time,
    Step by step, no reason nor rhyme.
    Pondering on our existence here,
    For nothing is certain, nothing is clear.

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    • Votes 18
    • Rating 4.44
  • Accepting One Another

    • Published: November 2021

    in Compassion Poems

    We are not the same,
    Not in creed, in colour or name.
    Yet together we inhabit this earth,
    We should value each other's worth.

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    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.54
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    Thank you, Silas, for your comment. I am pleased my poem resonates with you.

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  • Family Foundations

    • Published: April 2021

    in Home Poems

    There is a sold sign on the lawn,
    In front of the house where I was born.
    Our family home where roots run deep,
    With connections to cherish, to hold, to keep.

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 40
    • Rating 4.20
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    I'm so glad you commented on one of my poems, as it has led me to your own poems, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I very much like the photo you have put on your site and hope that one of these...

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  • Missing Mum

    • Published: January 2021

    in Mother Death Poems

    With every beginning there has to be an end.
    It's simple, so why can't I fathom it, comprehend?
    No words can describe how much you are missed.
    They are not in the dictionary; they simply don't exist.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 163
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 36
    • Rating 4.44
  • A Sad Goodbye

    • Published: October 2020

    in Mother Death Poems

    What end to life is this?
    Five months without physical contact, without a kiss.
    So many promises unable to fulfil,
    Summer walks in the garden, a Mother's Day meal.

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    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 52
    • Rating 4.64
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  • Mary Virginia Botten
  • 1 year ago

I echo all the stories that have gone before mine. It's amazing, it's moving, it's a poem written with so much feeling and depth. Family should be everything - supportive, comforting, trustworthy, honest, loving, I could go on and on. The pain of loving then feeling deceived is so hard to overcome. I am so pleased I stumbled across your poem, now in my favourites, thank you.

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  • Mary Virginia Botten
  • 1 year ago

Thank you, Silas, for your comment. I am pleased my poem resonates with you.

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  • Mary Virginia Botten
  • 2 years ago

Thank you, Ann, for your kind words, really appreciated. I will endeavour to write something on my bio to accompany my photo taken on Bude beach, North Devon.

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  • Mary Virginia Botten
  • 3 years ago

What a lovely poem, so true, so touching, yet a comfort to read.

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