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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.



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Camille LaCognata represents the beginning of the Boomer generation, who are now entering their seventies. She began working as a programmer in the 60s when practically no one knew what a computer was. She has been involved with reaching out to the Boomer/Senior populations helping them absorb new and often unfamiliar technology and become tech-savvy, which can be life enhancing and even life changing.


  1. Camille, this is a beautiful poem about your mom! You must be so proud of your niece for having touched upon lovely qualities in your wonderful mom and my mom as well! Thank you so much for sharing this! ❤️🌹

    1. Thanks, Bonnie. We are both blessed to have such wonderful moms. Happy Mother’s Day.

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