A Poem for My Mother
This poem is very special to my family. It was written in honor of my mom as she celebrated her 75th birthday. The author was her granddaughter, my niece, who was only 14-1/2 at the time. That was 21 years ago. My mother passed away January 2017, at age 95. We read this poem at her funeral. How I miss her.
On this Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to my mother and her memory.
Happy 75th Birthday Grandma
Your eyes have witnessed further than our blind perspective.
Your ears have heard the lovely song of the siren.
Your tongue has tasted the delicious treats of life.
Your hands have remained soft through all the years of strenuous work.
Your heart has been filled with the love you have for all.
Your mind overflows with the knowledge you have obtained.
Your smile has warmed the lives of all who witness its splendor.
Without you, day would turn into night, smiles would fade into frowns, weeds would replace roses.
You are a tiny grain of sand swallowed by an oyster,
Gradually transformed into a white pearl,
Iridescent and beautiful,
A spectacular sight that brightens the dark,
A ray of light that penetrates straight to the heart.
An instant warmth that radiates throughout.
And here’s to all the future golden years you have to look forward to.