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That first face

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She was the first face I saw.

I fell in love

But didn’t know it.

Those hazel eyes gazing down at me

Soothing my abrupt entrance

Into a much colder world

Than the one I had existed in

For months.

I quickly came to realize

That she was my world.

Her beloved countenance

Changing over the years

But always

Full of love

Full of pride.

She has been

My teacher

My cheerleader

My taskmaster

My confidante.

Providing an example

Of what to strive for

Being supportive of the choices I made

Even ones that she knew would hurt me

Assuring me

That kindness doesn’t make one weak

And always making it clear

That the world was my oyster

That I alone could make my world

What I wished it to be.

I have been so lucky

To have had such a wonderful person

To guide my days

To know unconditional love and acceptance.

Recently I was reminded of a song

That was always hers and mine.

My mother

My friend.

You and me against the world.

A mother’s love

A sacred thing.

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*I’ve posted this multiple times but on this day, the birthday of the most amazing and loving person that I know, I felt it fitting. Happy 90th birthday Mom.

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Author: sirensong1208

I created this blog as a way to express myself using my poetry and photography. It is a reflection of who I am and of the things that interest me. I have many muses…perhaps the greatest one being my love of the sea, how I gravitate to anything relating to water, how I feel a pull toward it deep in my bones. At times I will be revisiting content that I have shared on Twitter which has, until now, been the forum I have expressed myself in. That said, the content will change over time as the blog grows and develops. It is my hope that the reader will enjoy the journey.

12 thoughts on “That first face

  1. I miss my own mom so much…I was truly, sincerely touched by this beautiful poem! Thank you!

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  2. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    A wonderful poem by a talented writer.

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  3. A wonderful poem dear Poet.

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  4. Wow!! I think this is one of the most loving and beautiful tributes to a Mom I’ve ever read!!! Your love and talent shines so brightly in this piece!! Awesome!!! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!! I hope that you Mom is in good health!! Blessings to you both!!
    xoxoxo

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  5. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Please, Please Do Not Miss the most loving and beautiful tribute I have ever read to a Mom in – THAT FIRST FACE!

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  6. Fabulous! My Mom is sitting at 85….its excellent and a challenge.

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