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Mexican Mother

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Mexican Mother

Remember the day you helped to display a picture of a Mexican Mother
She was swaddled in blankets of orange brown wraps and holding 
her new born babe.She looked out of a shuttered window across a 
laboured vineyard with unconditional love. Her eyes saw an evening 
sky that glowed and ebbed beautiful shades of autumn reds.

The picture sat on the wall above our new crib beside our bed.Our 
new baby's crib. Baby Katy. Black hair just as in the picture I'm sure.
A new patchy red skin of unbelivably vunerablility and loved so 
much by both of us. She would russell away all night. No sleep to be 
had but thoughts of love all day at work.

I see you wife now so many years later as that Mexican Mother. And 
loved you that way. And as for my daughter I see you as then too. 
I can by pass your demands now.Demands unreasonable and biased. 
You will return one day with that loving effect on me. You will understand 
when an adult. My second daughter arrives later just the same way.


Copyright © Ian Foley

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  1. Date: 2/4/2012 3:42:00 PM
    Ian, this is a very thoughtful reflection on your life. I really enjoyed reading it and also your thoughtful remarks on my poetry. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 12:33:00 PM
    The bonds of parenthood are indeed mostly unshakeable, and your poem certainly conveys your love for your family...good job.